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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 5500J
    Movement No: 1’858’637
    Case No: 4’013’302
    Model Name: Pagoda
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215, 18 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 29.5mm wide, 40.5mm long
    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 Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1997 with champagne dial and 11 yellow gold Roman numerals, and its subsequent sale on November 25, 1997.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5500 was inspired by vintage Patek Philippe reference 2441 “Tour Eiffel”. It was launched in 1997 to celebrate the opening of the new Patek Philippe facility in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneve. Only 1100 pieces in yellow gold left the factory in total.

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

1997
29.5mm wide, 40.5mm long
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€8,700-13,100
$10,000-15,000

Sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017