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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 5522A-001
    Movement No: 7’128’842
    Case No: 6’211’366
    Model Name: Calatrava Pilot
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Calf
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Torneau, United States dated 30th October 2017, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2015, Patek Philippe introduced the reference 5524G, an aviator inspired dual time wristwatch that garnered some controversy from the more conservative Patek Philippe enthusiast; this did not prevent the watch from becoming instantly highly coveted. During the occasion of the historical “Art of Watchmaking" exhibition Patek Philippe held in New York in 2017, a new pilot’s watch in steel was introduced as the reference 5522A like the present example.

    Referencing their past, and the iconic Calatrava wristwatch, first released in 1932, the Calatrava Pilot was named for its 1930s vibe and vintage aviators-style dial aesthetic. The deep blue lacquer dial, similar to the reference 5524G Pilot’s Travel watch features oversized Arabic numerals and blue steel hands with luminous coating. The 42mm diameter case has a sapphire crystal back engraved “Patek Philippe New York 2017”, through which the automatic caliber 324 SC is exhibited. Sporting a timeless and masculine appeal making it a perfect everyday timepiece, the reference was practically sold out upon its announcing. The present well-preserved example is kept in a pristine condition and is accompanied by its Certificate of Origin and accessories.

  • 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. 5522A-001
A large, attractive and well-preserved limited edition stainless steel pilot’s wristwatch with center seconds, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 600 pieces made exclusively for the U.S. market

Circa 2017
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$195,000 - 310,000 
€21,600-34,400
$25,000-39,700

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021