A fine yellow gold lady's wristwatch with porcelain dial, Breguet numerals and Certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 4860
    Movement No: 1'417'949
    Case No: 2'949'959
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 16-250, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 26mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine stamped by London retailer Watches of Switzerland and dated September 24, 1994 and numbered sale tag. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1994 with white porcelain dial, 12 black painted Breguet numerals and external railway minute track, and its subsequent sale on July 17, 1994

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lady's wristwatch intriguingly presents feature usually associated with more masculine timepieces, such as the screw lugs, the absence of any kind of gem-setting, and the "old school" porcelain dial style featuring railway minute divisions, Breguet numerals, and Breguet hands. In fact, this was the lady's counterpart to a the celebrated officier reference 3960.
    The contrast of traits results in a highly attractive wristwatch, extremely charismatic notwithstanding the diminutive size and at the same time exceedingly elegant.

    The presence of the original Guarantee and numbered sale tag, and the virtually new-old-stock condition of the watch further amplify its appeal.

    Reference 4860 was originally released in yellow gold in 1992; around 1995 the line was updated with white and pink gold versions, and the models will remain in production until 2006.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 4860
A fine yellow gold lady's wristwatch with porcelain dial, Breguet numerals and Certificate

百達翡麗,型號4860,女裝18K黃金腕錶,配寶璣字時標錶盤,約1994年製。附原裝證書

1994
26mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed

Estimate
HK$42,000 - 62,000 
€4,600-6,800
$5,400-7,900

sold for HK$52,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018