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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5522A
    Movement No: 7’097’064
    Case No: 6’192’118
    Model Name: Calatrava Pilot
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324S, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, and wooden presentation box with outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2012, Patek Philippe launched an extraordinary world tour exhibition displaying some of their finest timepieces, starting in Dubai with the inaugural “Watch Art Grand Exhibition”. This would be followed by Munich in 2013 with “Grand Exhibition KunstWerkUhr, London in 2015 held at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery, and then in 2017, held “The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition 2017” in the heart of New York City at Cipriani’s directly across the street from Grand Central Station. These exhibitions were a massive success, and a wonderful opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts from around the world to see some of the most extraordinary and exciting horological works of art ever produced by Patek Philippe. In celebration of the New York exhibition, Patek Phillippe produced nine limited edition timepieces that were only sold in the US market. They ranged from a superb minute repeating world-time wristwatch, to this highly attractive, time-only stainless steel reference 5522A, made in just 600 examples.

    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 blue lacquer dial, similar to the reference 5524G Pilot’s Travel watch released in 2015, features applied 18-karat white gold Arabic, and blued steel hand 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 can be seen. The watch has a timeless and masculine appeal making it a perfect everyday timepiece.

    The present example is fresh-to-the-market, consigned by the original owner, and remains in excellent overall condition, complete with its original certificate of origin and presentation box.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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
A rare and very fine limited edition stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

2017
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 
CHF18,000-27,000
€16,800-25,300
HK$155,000-233,000

Sold for $47,880

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New York Auction 12 December 2020