A fine and attractive platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep center seconds, retrograde date indicator, day, month, moon phases, leap year indicator, certificate and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 5496P-001
    Movement No: 5’605’497
    Case No: 4’556’103
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QR, 30 Jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 8th December 2011, leather wallet, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has long been known for manufacturing watches with calendar functions and especially perpetual calendars such as the famed and sought after reference 3448. Moreover, the firm has produced other perpetual calendar references over the years. Such as the ref. 3940, 5140 and the 5327, however these references are not fitted with a retrograde date indicator.

    The reference 5496P-001 was first introduced in Baselworld 2011, fitted with a retrograde date indicator housed inside a 1930’s Calatrava style inspired case. The first model lanched for the reference was in a platinum case and a silvered dial. It was only three years later in Baselworld 2014 that the firm introduced another platinum version the 5469P-014 fitted with a “honey brown” dial.

    The present example is of the first generation of the reference manufactured in 2011 fitted with a silvered dial. Presented in overall excellent condition and further accompanied by the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner.

  • 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. 5496P-001
A fine and attractive platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep center seconds, retrograde date indicator, day, month, moon phases, leap year indicator, certificate and presentation box

百達翡麗,型號5496P-001,精細,鉑金自動上弦腕錶,配萬年曆、逆跳日期、中心秒針、閏年和月相,2011年製。附錶盒、原裝證書

2011
39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$235,000 - 390,000 
€26,500-44,000
$30,100-50,000

sold for HK$400,000

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019