Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 5089G-028
    Movement No: 5’841’045
    Case No: 4’698’706
    Model Name: Calatrava, “Mont Fuji”
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Tokyu Department Store, Japan dated 4th October 2015, product literature, leather folio, slip case, travel pouch, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unveiled in 2015 as part of the Rare Handcrafts collection, the cloisonné enameled ref. 5089 produced in low numbers pays a thematic tribute to its great traditions. Illustrated with the timeless, understated lines of the Calatrava cased in white gold sets an ample canvas for the world’s most beautiful and legendary alps, The Enchanted Mountains series. The quartet of enamel-dialed Calatravas span across high altitude from the Matterhorn of Switzerland, Mont Blanc of France to the summits of Mount Everest Asia and last but not least, Mount Fuji the symbol of Japan.

    5089G-028 Mount Fuji
    5089G-029 Mount Everest
    5089G-030- The Matterhorn
    5089G-031 – Mont Blanc

    The present tribute to the familiar peak that has inspired artists and poets by the likes of Hokusai and Hiroshige, and of course as the object of pilgrimage for centuries, Mount Fuji is certainly a refreshing sight for the sore eyes. Intricate in its depiction, the mountain symmetrical in nature and snow-capped with serenity surrounded by the reflecting the moving water of the forefront lake is truly breath-taking. To reproduce the silhouettes and the landscapes of rock and snow with a wealth of detail, the two artist an enameler and an engraver used up to 25cm of gold wire per dial, and opaque and translucent enamel consist of 15 colors enriched to paint a picture as vivid as these mountains.

    Visible through a sapphire caseback under the hinged caseback, the classic round Calatrava cased in white gold houses the ultra-thin self winding caliber 240 micro-rotor movement. Impressive and a rare treasure of artisanal crafts, the present ref. 5089G-028 is furthermore preserved in stunning condition and is accompanied with its full set of accessories. For those who miss traveling to Japan, the present Mount Fuji Calatrava certainly brings you a little closer to the land of the rising sun.

  • 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. 5089G-028
A very fine, impressive and rare white gold wristwatch with cloisonne enamel dial, hinged caseback, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2015
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$700,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$945,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022