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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5196P
    Movement No: 5'741'135
    Case No: 4'626'459
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215PS, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by its original fitted box, leather wallet, product literature, slip case and Certificate of Origin confirming production and subsequent sale on April 29, 2015. Further accompanied by an Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    The modern Reference 5196P pays tribute to Patek Philippe’s iconic Calatrava references 530s and 570s fitted with Breguet numerals from the 1930s to 1940s.

    The epitome of a classical dress watch, this timepiece manages the subtle mix of Art Deco and Bauhaus in one watch with a wonderfully contemporary monochromatic dial. The dial is a work of art unto itself with its blend of polished and brushed surfaces, Breguet numerals and half pearl minute markers.

    The elongated lugs, thin flat bezel and brushed case flanks provide for a very pleasant sophisticated slim look. In an interesting and anti-conformist move, Patek Philippe decided to do away with a sapphire crystal back and opted instead for a full caseback in- line with the original Calatrava models.

    As with all modern platinum Patek Philippe timepieces, a discreet diamond between the lugs at 6 o'clock indicates the precious and rare metal case.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 5196P
A fine and rare platinum wristwatch with two-tone dial and applied Breguet numerals

37mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF20,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: THREE

Geneva Auction 15 May 2016