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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5153G-012
    Movement No: 5’892’743
    Case No: 6’047’372
    Model Name: Calatrava London Special Edition
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 4th September, 2015, wooden presentation box, leather envelope with product literature, tie tag and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2015, Patek Philippe released their London Boutique collection as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, which began in October 2014 when the brand debuted their mythical Grandmaster Chime wristwatch reference 5175. The salon timepieces included five limited edition wristwatches, two “London” enamel dial wristwatches, along with a “Tudor Rose” enamel pocket watch and a “View of London” and “Roses of London” enamel dome clocks. The selection of limited edition wristwatches included a time only Calatrava reference 5153G like the present lot, a perpetual calendar retrograde wristwatch, along with the Grand Complication reference 5213G-012, and a woman’s minute repeating and time only timepieces. Several of these models were encased in Patek Philippe’s iconic officer-style case with hinged, engraved “London 2015” case back. The timepieces were originally only available through Patek Philippe’s London Boutique on Bond Street.

    The reference 5153G was the entry level wristwatch from the collection, and produced in a limited edition of 80 timepieces. The officer-style Calatrava model was originally introduced by Patek Philippe in 1989 with their reference 3960, which celebrated the brand’s 150th anniversary. The design was based on their iconic Calatrava but given a distinct vintage appeal with straight lugs, screwed strap bars, onion-shaped crown, and engraved, hinge case back. The design has been used for other limited edition examples like the 2014 reference 5153G model commemorating the re-opening of Patek Philippe’s Beijing Boutique.

    The London model featured a larger 38mm diameter case compared to the original, but retained the classic silvered dial with gorgeous applied Breguet numerals, railway minute track and center seconds. Inside, the movement is the updated, caliber 324SC featuring a date window at 3 o’clock. The reference 5153G is an elegant timepiece that works well both as an everyday watch, and with a touch of sophistication as an evening wear timepiece. The present example is in excellent condition, and offered for the first time at auction. It is accompanied by its original Certificate of Origin, presentation box and tie tag. Patek Philippe’s Calatrava model is one of the most iconic timepieces, and this lovely London Boutique edition is a wonderful modern representation of the model.

  • 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. 5153G-012
A fine limited edition white gold wristwatch with date and center seconds, with original Certificate of Origin, presentation box, and tie tag.

2015
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
$15,000 - 30,000 
CHF14,000-28,000
€13,400-26,700
HK$117,000-234,000

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