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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 5524G-001
    Movement No: 7’182’563
    Case No: 6’289’038
    Model Name: Calatrava Pilot Travel Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C FUS, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Tourneau Timemachine New York dated 14th December 2018, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, hangtag, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2015, the Patek Philippe’s Calatrava Pilot Travel Time took its inspiration from the early 20th century when global travel was emerging and pilots used oversized tool watches to assist in navigation. The functionality of the watch was thoroughly modern and the perfect companion piece for travellers on the go. The 42mm diameter case was dominated by two large time correctors found at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions. Designed with optimal practicality in mind, these enabled for easy time changing capability and featured patent-pending safety locks to insure the time was not accidentally changed. The white gold indices were Superluminova filled, with a skeleton hand to indicate home time, and a sword hand for the local time. Since its launch, the reference garnered more acceptability and in 2018 Patek Philippe issued a new model in rose gold, and a lady’s version, reference 7234R.

    Effortlessly resonates with modern taste, the present watch is fresh-to-the-market from the original owner and is in attractive condition. The watch has a sporty masculine appeal and in time may become an icon of horology.

  • 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


Ref. 5524G-001
A fine and attractive white gold pilot’s dual-time wristwatch with date, day and night indication, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2018
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$195,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$327,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021