Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 5524G-001
    Movement No: 7'271'212
    Case No: 6'314'206
    Model Name: Calatrava Pilot Travel Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C FUS, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated December 12th, 2019, product literature, leather envelope, instruction manual, inner fitted box and outer presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s Calatrava Pilot Travel Time was initially released at Baselworld in 2015. Whilst at first it was met with resistance from the collecting community, sentiments have since then definitely changed making it now a sought-after timepiece because of its modern attire, functionality and 21st century looks.

    At 42mm in diameter the case is sporty and present on the wrist, however retaining a subtle Calatrava design. The two large correctors present on the left size of the case allow for a quick and easy adjustment of the local time indicator, identifiable by the bold sword minute and hour hand. The second, skeletonized sword hand instead shows home time.

    The dial allows for easy readability thanks to the gold-applied oversized Arabic numerals contrasting on a darker varnished dial. Present on the dial at 9 and 3 o'clock one can find two small day/night apertures for both Local and Home time zone. The local date can be found on the subdial at the 6 o'clock position.

    The timepiece houses the well-known self-winding caliber 324 S C FUS, also found on the reference 5164 travel time from the Aquanaut collection.

    In barely worn condition, this timepiece definitely exudes sportiness and adventurous vibrations. In tandem with its incredible utility and easy legibility, the timepiece is definitely a must have for the visionaries of the 21st century.

  • 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. 5524G-001
A sporty and attractive white gold dual-time pilot’s wristwatch with date, day and night indication, certificate of origin, and presentation box

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF47,880

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022