Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 5089G-020
    Movement No: 5’848’547
    Case No: 4'698'743
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 2nd May 2016 stamped Tiempo Global S.A, Costa Rica, leather folio, instruction manual, product literature, hangtag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Notable for its dedication to preserving rare handcrafts of horology tradition such as enameling, engraving, gem-setting and wood marquetry, these breathtaking disciplines require years of training to master and are now a scarce trade. To mark the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe, the firm launched a series of timepieces showcasing the firm’s creativity and virtuosity of the world’s finest artisans.

    Part of the collection, the reference 5089 are comprised of three sets of four Calatrava designs, each highlighting one of the finest skills of art. Paying tribute to the center of watchmaking Geneva, these Calatrava depicts Lake Geneva barques with Cloisonné enameling inspired by paintings from the personal collection of Philippe Stern. Followed by Breeze and Storm hand engraved with scenery of Geneva harbor and the fine old Lake Geneva barques with their lateen sails. Finally, like the present example, the lakeside scenes inspired by old postcards and decorated with the precious technique of wood marquetry. Master marquetarians meticulously apply extremely thin veneers with over 166 pieces of wood and 45 incrustations of 15 variant of wood. Extremely painstaking, each crafted with the highest precision to shape, and finally assembled on a plate of solid gold.

    The series paints a united scenery of Geneva in four individual masterpieces:

    5089G-017: Old Lake Leman barque and Château de Chillon
    5089G-018: Old Lake Leman barque in Geneva harbour
    5089G-019: Old Lake Leman barque with view of the Alps
    5089G-020: Old Lake Leman barque in Geneva harbour (present example)

    Rare and produced in a limited series of 40 pieces each, the sophisticated Calatrava timepiece houses the ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 where the wearer can admire through the sapphire crystal on the reverse, protected by a hinged cover, the caseback is graced with “175th Anniversaire 1839-2014” engraving. Fresh-to-the-market and first time at auction, the present 5089G-020 is offered by the original owner in extremely attractive condition with hardly any wrist time is complete with its set of full accessories. Such masterpiece of artisanal excellence is truly rare and an opportunity not to miss for the discerning collectors 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 5089G-020
A very rare and attractive limited edition white gold wristwatch with “wood” marquetry dial, hunter case, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, made to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe

Circa 2016
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$590,000 - 1,170,000 

Sold for HK$945,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021