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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 5500
    Movement No: 1'858'625
    Case No: 4'013'753
    Model Name: Pagoda
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 215, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 30 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 1997, Attestation confirming the present watch was part of a limited edition of 1100 pieces in yellow gold, product literature, instruction manual, sale tag, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 5500, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, volume II, page 422.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5500, also known as the Pagoda, was made to celebrate the inauguration of Patek Philippe's new production centre in 1997. There were a total of 2,000 pieces made, 1,110 of which were in yellow gold. This example is offered in like new condition and still retains its original certificate and attestation.

  • 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. 5500
A fine and rare yellow gold limited edition rectangular wristwatch, made to commemorate the opening of Patek Philippe's watchmaking centre in Geneva in 1997

Circa 1997
30 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 160,000 
€9,600-19,300
$10,000-20,000

Sold for HK$100,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017