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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 5500R
    Movement No: 1’858’272
    Case No: 4'014'424
    Model Name: Pagoda
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, Cal. 215, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 30mm width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Patek Philippe SA Magasin, Geneve and dated November 25, 1997, limited edition Attestation, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1997 and its subsequent sale on October 6th, 1997.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1997, the reference 5500 was made to commemorate the inauguration of Patek Philippe's new watchmaking centre in Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. The present watch is fresh to the market, and encased in a distinctive pink gold curved case, that is part of a limited edition of only 500 pieces. At the completion of the production, Patek Philippe destroyed all the toolings needed for manufacturing this reference, making it a truly exclusive watch.

  • 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. 5500R
A fine and rare pink gold limited edition rectangular wristwatch, made to commemorate the opening of Patek Philippe's watchmaking centre in Geneva in 1997

1997
30mm width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$64,000 - 96,000 
€7,000-10,400
$8,000-12,000

Sold for HK$137,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017