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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 5077P-091
    Movement No: 5’732’877
    Case No: 4’563’535
    Model Name: Calatrava, Falcon Hunting
    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 slipcase and hang tag.

  • 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 in 2013 at the Baselworld, the Patek Philippe ref. 5077P-091 cased in platinum takes inspiration from French orientalist painter, Georges Washington (1827-1910). Acclaimed for his masterful paintings of Arab cavaliers and huntsmen of the Middle East, the present ref. 5077P with wealth of colours on the dial depicts two noble Arab huntsmen are mounted upon their stallions at centre stage. The superb touch of the enamel artist mimics Washington’s naturalistic brush strokes with meticulous details from the anatomy of the stallions down to the smallest drapery details that flows on the huntsmen’s attire. Contrasting the mountainous backdrop and bright blue sky, the miniature enamel of this falcon hunting scene is truly vivid and astonishing. Not only is it made with rare handcraft from the maison, the reference was made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces. With beautiful presence on the wrist, Phillips is proud to present this artisanal piece first time at auction, fresh-to-the market this is a rare opportunity for the discerned collector who appreciates enamel timepieces.

  • 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-091
An attractive and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with miniature enamel dial, made in a limited edition of 20 pieces

Circa 2013
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$600,000 - 900,000 

Sold for HK$1,071,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022