A fine and attractive large stainless steel limited edition aviator style wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5522
    Movement No: 7'092'402
    Case No: 6'192'117
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324S, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted box, Certificate of Origin, pouch, hang tags, leather folder and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2015, Patek Philippe introduced the reference 5524G, an aviator inspired dual time wristwatch that garnered some controversy from the more conservative Patek Philippe enthusiast; this did not prevent the watch from becoming instantly highly coveted.

    At the occasion of the historical “Art of Watchmaking" exhibition Patek Philippe held in New York in 2017, a new pilot’s watch in steel was introduced as the reference 5522. Limited to 600 pieces and exclusively available through American retailers, this reference was a time only version of the 5524G, featuring the same attractive blue lacquer dial, applied Arabic numerals in 18K white gold with luminous coating, luminous coated blue steel hands and a luminous coated seconds hand tip.

    Beating within is the manufacture Patek Philippe automatic caliber 324 that can be admired through the sapphire caseback. It is engraved Patek Philippe New York 2017.

    This reference practically sold out upon its announcing, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time this reference is being offered in an international auction room. We are therefore delighted to present this beautiful example, in almost unworn condition, that will certainly appeal to collectors of rare and modern Patek Philippe models.

  • 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. 5522
A fine and attractive large stainless steel limited edition aviator style wristwatch

2017
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF35,000 - 55,000 
€30,800-48,400
$35,900-56,300

sold for CHF55,000

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018