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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 5227G
    Movement No: 7’209’134
    Case No: 6’284’798
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 324 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed by maker, dial signed by retailer
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 19, 2019 and stamped Tiffany & Co, wooden presentation box, letter envelop, product literature, outer box, and outer Tiffany blue packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Calatrava model has been the foundation of Patek Philippe’s time only wristwatches, and was first introduced to the market in 1932 with the legendary reference 96. Since that time, the model has been continuously upgraded and modernized, and in 2013, the brand released the reference 5227. The new model featured a 39mm diameter case, with the automatic 324 SC caliber featuring center seconds, and date. The reference is still retailed today and offered in 18 karat yellow, white, and pink gold. The case is classic Calatrava, but similar to their Officer’s style case, features an innovative hinged caseback. Patek Philippe spent two years to create the hidden hinged back to seamlessly integrate into the case so collectors can admire the well-finished movement within. An additional feature is the blank inside caseback, with the first series engraved “Patek Philippe”, however later examples have a blank interior giving owners an option to personalize themselves.

    The present example is fresh to the market from a private collection, and is fitted with a stunning black lacquer dial. Contrasting beautifully with the white gold case, it is made all the more special by the coveted Tiffany & Co. signature found above the 6 o’clock hour marker. This is only the second example of a ref. 5227G to appear at auction, and is the first with Tiffany signature. Preserved in lovely original condition, and complete with Certificate of Origin and presentation box, this is a wonderful opportunity to own a very rare, 21st century version of the iconic Calatrava.

  • 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. 5227G
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with date, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

Circa 2019
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed by maker, dial signed by retailer

$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $44,100

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New York Auction 12 December 2020