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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1995
    Reference No: 5032
    Movement No: 1’200’312
    Case No: 2'989'489
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, red leather presentation box, envelop and product literature. Further accompanied by Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1995 and its subsequent sale on February 12, 1996

  • Catalogue Essay

    When Patek Philippe first introduced the Calatrava model in 1932, they set the stage for arguably the most iconic dress watch of the century. Still produced today, the design has changed over the ages but the classic DNA remains the same. The reference 5032 is an ultra-thin Calatrava in production from 1995 to 2001. Presented in three series, the first like the present watch with metalic dial, the second with a silvered dial and flatter bezel and crown and in 2000 a millennium example made in 100 timepieces. The two piece case by Favure-Perret features a screw back and downturned lugs.

    This example of the reference 5032 is in very good overall condition and while with wear, it remains unpolished. Fresh to the market, it is accompanied by original certificate of origin and presentation box, only sporadically examples of the model have appeared in public. While time only watches are not as desirable as more complex watches, the Calatrava is a master among so many, and this is a rare opportunity to own not only a Calatrava but a rare example.

  • 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. 5032
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with certificate of origin and presentation box

36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$125,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019