Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 5088/100P-001
    Movement No: 5’929’114
    Case No: 6’173’340
    Model Name: Calatrava Volutes and Arabesques
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Union Suiza, Barcelona dated 19th April 2017, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, envelope, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the 1600s, Geneva has been the capital of excellence of rare handcrafts, as heir to the city’s great watchmaking tradition, Patek Philippe perpetuates the treasures of artisanal handcraft like no other. Unveiled in 2015 as part of the Rare Handcrafts collection, the ref. 5088/100P-001 produced in low numbers pays tribute to its great traditions. Illustrated with the timeless, understated lines of the Calatrava in platinum sets an ample canvas for an exuberant decors reminiscent of the beauty and flowing lines of medieval-like motifs. Known as the Volutes and Arabeques, the stunning dial is crafted with a symmetry of rhythmic patterns of scrolling, spiral-like ornaments and interlacing foliage with champlevé enamelling. This is where hollow cells are engraved on the dial before these cavities are filled with enamel and fired. The method allows areas on the dial to be selectively excavated, and for enamels to be mixed freely within each dial. Shinning in exquisite white metal and a black Champlevé enamel dial, the scrollwork and design had to be flawless and completely smooth before the engravers hand could intervene, enriching with interlacing line and details, followed by a firing process resulting the rich black masterpiece. The caseband are embellished with enamel volutes that further heightens the display of Patek’s highly prized techniques.

    Housed in the superbly proportioned Calatrava case measuring at 38mm is the calibre 240 stamped with the Patek Philippe seal. Fresh-to-the-market and offered by its original owner in stunning condition, the present timepiece is the 5th example to appear in auction, and is complete with its Certificate of Origin and accessories. Perfect for the discerned collector who admires the beauty of hand-finished tradition, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch this coveted rarebird.

  • 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

Σ1098

Ref. 5088/100P-001
A very rare, extremely fine and highly attractive platinum wristwatch with hand-engraved champlevé enamel dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2017
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$625,000 - 940,000 
€73,200-110,000
$80,100-121,000

Sold for HK$756,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022