Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 4897G
    Movement No: 5'610'888
    Case No: 4'541'923
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215, 18 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Satin
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, buckle and strap signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 23, 2011 and stamped by the Patek Philippe Geneva Salon, and wooden presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece perfectly exemplifies how the boundless creativity of Patek Philippe is always bridled by their equally strong sense of refinement, elegance and sophistication.

    In this instance, we have a 33mm Calatrava timepiece, one of the most classic - and basic, if you want - architecture for a watch. Patek Philippe, however, rather than revolutionizing the design simply reinterprets it with subtle touches, for a final result which is incredibly charmante. The blue guillochage of the dial grants to it movement and chromatic depth akin to a peacock feather but at the same time maintains the looks of the piece at a very elegant level. The delicate diamond-setting in the bezel highlights the femininity of the piece without being crass. The satin strap reprises both the hue and the iridescence of the dial. The graphic elements of the dial are realized with silver powder, imbuing them with a nearly preternatural sheen.

    This watch truly is a masterpiece of elegant design, and furthermore it is offered in excellent condition and complete of its original certificate and box.

  • 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. 4897G
A very sophisticated white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with guilloché blue dial, satin strap, certificate and box

Circa 2011
33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, buckle and strap signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF21,420

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East Director

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021