Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 5077P-058
    Movement No: 5’532’088
    Case No: 4’464’423
    Model Name: “Indien D’Amerique a Cheval 2”
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 20th November 2010 stamped JJ Rudell & Co Ltd, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When it comes to the art of enameling in timepieces, the first to be mentioned would often be Patek Philippe, with no surprise. Since the beginning of the 17th century, enameling was highly demanded to adorn watchcases and dials. Regarded as an endangered craft today, Patek Philippe carries on the tradition with flying colors.

    Requiring extreme precision, concentration and artisanal craftsmanship, the substance of enamel is incredibly hard to work with. A substance based on silica sand, the enamel is transparent and is colored via metal oxides crushed into fine power and mixed with water to create a paste. Once applied on the surface and dried, it is inserted inside a kiln and heated with extremely high temperatures exceeding 800°C. With that said, the slightest imperfection on the surface developed during its heating process would mean that the dial would have to be redone again, until the perfect example is achieved and thoroughly examined before it is eligible to be encased in a Patek Philippe case.

    Introduced at the Baselworld 2010, the Patek Philippe ref. 5077P-058 features a beautiful polychrome cloisonné enamel dial depicting a motif of the Native Indians of the Great Plains. Displayed on the dial is a Native Indian on a horse galloping through the dessert plains outlined by fine gold wiring known as “clossons” with vibrant colors filling in the details of the beautiful and delicate motif. Furthermore, the hands are styled with the inspiration from Indian feathers, which fits subtly into the motif providing a unique touch to the specific reference.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, the present example is further accompanied by the original Certificate of Origin from Patek Philippe and its fitted presentation box. With a beautiful presence on the wrist, it is a great opportunity for lovers and collectors of enamel timepieces to acquire an attractive and rare example intricately crafted by the master enamellers of Patek Philippe.

  • 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. 5077P-058
A very fine and impressive platinum wristwatch with polychrome cloisonné enamel dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2010
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$600,000 - 900,000 

Sold for HK$562,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020