A fine and very rare white gold limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and original certificate, made to commemorate the re-opening of the Patek Philippe boutique in Beijing in 2014

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 5153
    Movement No: 5'796'189
    Case No: 4'664'268
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 324, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 27 August 2014, Attestation confirming the present watch is part of a limited edition of 25 pieces only produced exclusively for Melchers (Beijing) Limited to commemorate the opening of the Maison Patek Philippe Beijing in May 2014, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, leather portfolio, portfolio photograph of the present watch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This watch, like its yellow gold sibling, is fresh to the market and offered in like new condition which increases its desirability. Like the yellow gold version, the white gold version was produced in 25 examples to commemorate the re-opening of the Beijing Boutique and Service Center in 2014. The officer's-style case allows the viewer to marvel caliber 324 through the sapphire crystal case back.

  • 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. 5153
A fine and very rare white gold limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and original certificate, made to commemorate the re-opening of the Patek Philippe boutique in Beijing in 2014

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,18K白金自動上弦腕錶,配中心秒針及日曆顯示,“Calatrava”,型號5153,附證書,為慶祝百達翡麗北京分店重新開幕於2014年製

2014
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$350,000 - 500,000 

sold for HK$450,000

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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