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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 4937
    Movement No: 3'582'937
    Case No: 4'413'125
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl
    Calibre: Automatic, 315 S QA, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: White Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 22 July 2008, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 4937, launched in 2006, was created to accommodate ladies’ growing demand in fine complicated mechanical watches. The present automatic annual calendar wristwatch is lavishly set with 472 diamonds weighing 3.23 carats. The dial is fitted with a delicate white mother-of-pearl dial that perfectly balances with the diamonds set on the case, giving the watch a very feminine and sophisticated look.
    Offered in excellent condition and complete with accessories and diamond-set buckle, the present watch is a fine combination of luxury and technical finesse.

    To the best of our research, the present lot is fresh to the market and less than 5 examples have appeared on the market thus far.

  • 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. 4937
A lady's fine and rare white gold and diamond-set annual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases and mother-of-pearl dial

Circa 2008
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$350,000 - 550,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016