Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1981
    Reference No: 4137/5
    Movement No: 1'404'229
    Case No: 2'792'606
    Model Name: Ellipse
    Material: 18K yellow gold and 26 diamonds (1.78 carats in total)
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 16-250
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 170 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe clasp
    Dimensions: 24 mm wide
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with Sunburst blue metallic dial and four diamond-set hour markers in 1981 and its subsequent sale on May 5th, 1983

  • Catalogue Essay

    Featuring a beautiful sunburst blue metallic dial, the present watch exudes an aura of grandeur and sophistication unlikely to be missed by its beholders. The stunning dial is further adorned by four brilliant-cut diamonds. Fitted with dazzling, fine diamonds, the imposing bezel further completes this majestic artwork for the wrist. With the diamond indexes and bezel, the slender hands and the breathtakingly beautiful dial, the present lady’s watch is in overall excellent condition.

    Extract confirms the case was made with 26 diamonds for a weight of 1.78 carats. Adding an element of intrigue, this is the earliest known example of the reference, and is the fifth appeared in the market to our best knowledge. The perfect combination of fine jewelry and Swiss horological artistry, the present watch will surely delight collectors and connoisseurs who appreciate finely bejeweled 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. 4137/5
A very fine and elegant lady’s yellow gold wristwatch with bracelet, diamond-set bezel and indexes, sunburst blue metallic dial and bracelet

24 mm wide
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018