A rare and unusual white gold and diamond-set bracelet watch with concealed dial

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 4955/20
    Movement No: 1'970'146
    Case No: 4'089'863
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz, E15
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set Patek Philippe bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Patek Philippe concealed clasp with security clasp
    Dimensions: 22 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch is set with 350 diamonds weighing approximately 3.55 carats, black dial, white painted Roman numerals in 1999 and its subsequent sale on 17 November 1999.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This ornate bracelet watch is crafted to the highest quality. Set with 350 diamonds weighing approximately 3.55 carats, the hinged cover and bracelet is adorned with chase work that is incredibly substantial on the wrist. The present watch is fresh to the market and is presented in like new condition.

  • 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. 4955/20
A rare and unusual white gold and diamond-set bracelet watch with concealed dial

百達翡麗,罕有及獨特,18K白金鑲鑽石石英鏈帶腕錶,配隱藏式錶盤,型號4955/20,1999年製

1999
22 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 250,000 

sold for HK$200,000

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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