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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5524G-001
    Movement No: 5’898’551
    Case No: 6’086’241
    Model Name: Calatrava Pilot Travel Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C FUS, 29 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated December 26th, 2015, product literature, leather envelope, instruction manual, setting pin, hang tag, inner fitted box, cloth, and outer presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s Calatrava Pilot Travel Time took its inspiration from early 20th century air travel pioneers and the oversized wristwatches of those early navigators. Released at Baselworld in 2015, the reference 5524 at first met some resistance from the collecting community as it was a 21st century dual-time wristwatch made for 21st century tastes and not merely an iteration of a more classic offering. Sentiments quickly changed, and the watch became sought after for its thoroughly modern functionality as a companion piece for world travelers.

    The 42mm diameter case is dominated by two large correctors found at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions. These allow for easy time-changing capability and feature patent-pending safety locks to ensure the time is not accidentally changed. The white gold indices are filled with Superluminova, increasing the legibility of the oversized Arabic numerals. A bold sword hand indicates local time, and a second, skeletonized hand shows home time. In 2018 Patek Philippe issued a new model in rose gold, and a lady’s version, reference 7234R. Today, the reference is firmly entrenched in the Patek Philippe anthology.

    Complete with its guarantee and all original accessories, and presented in excellent condition from the original owner, the opportunity to purchase this forward-thinking watch from Patek Philippe should not be missed.

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

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

Estimate
$25,000 - 45,000 
CHF23,300-42,000
€22,300-40,100
HK$195,000-351,000

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