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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 5496P-001
    Movement No: 5’667’031
    Case No: 4’575’010
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 24th August 2012 stamped De Greef, Bruxelles, instruction manual, product literature, envelope, leather folio, setting pin, hang tag, additional solid caseback, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Inspired by the rich history of exceptional perpetual calendar watchmaking, the reference 5496P-001 debuted in Baselworld 2011. Featuring a round Calatrava style like case and clean design aesthetics, the model has maximum legibility from the horizontal aperture display of the day and month indication, and the arced retrograde date, the ref. 5496 is a delightful celebration of simplicity. Over the years, Patek Philippe introduced the model in various case materials and dial variations. First in a platinum case with a silvered dial, followed by a honey brown dial also in the platinum case in 2014, and finally a silvered dial with pink gold in 2015.

    Offered by the original owner, the present example fitted with a silvered dial is part of the very first generation of the reference. Presented in an excellent overall condition and accompanied by an additional solid caseback and complete accessories, this ref. 5496P-001 is a charming addition to all 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 5496P-001
A fine and attractive platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, day, month, leap year indication, moon phases, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2012
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$235,000 - 390,000 
€26,100-43,400
$30,100-50,000

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021