Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1980
    Reference No: 9502
    Case No: A169
    Model Name: Golden Ellipse, Louis- Philippe
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Dimensions: 40mm width x 58mm length
    Signed: Case signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe service hang tag.
    Literature: The same example of reference 9502 prominently illustrated in Patek Philippe in America by John Reardon, pp. 266-267

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe lighters are extremely rare. Launched at the end of the 1970s and in production until the early 1980s, available in 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold and enamel decorated. Three main references were available with different decorations:

    Ref. 9502: Louis-Philippe (like the present lot)
    Ref. 9505: Chevrons
    Ref. 9504: Ocean

    The total production is estimated not exceeding the 200 examples and, as per today, circa 30 lighters have surfaced publicly.

    Extremely rare and superbly finished as per all the Patek Philippe complicated wristwatches manufactured during the same period, this lighter can be the perfect addition to all the finest collections.

  • 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. 9502
A very fine and rare yellow gold lighter, service sealed

Circa 1980
40mm width x 58mm length
Case signed

HK$94,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$176,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020