Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2001
    Reference No: 5150G
    Movement No: 3’235’089
    Case No: 4’162’098
    Model Name: "T150 New Old Stock"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 S QA LU, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed Patek Philippe, dial and case additionally signed Tiffany & Co.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin for the T150 limited series, note from Tiffany to the owner, product literature, T150 booklet with commemorative coin, setting pin, Tiffany & Co. shipping invoice, presentation box, and Tiffany T150 outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In recognition of their 150-year partnership, Patek Philippe released the exemplary reference 5150 (T150) annual calendar wristwatch with moon phase in 2001.

    The brand looked to its past and future for inspiration, and the model was the first Patek Philippe reference designed exclusively for a retailer. The officier-style case was reminiscent of their 1989 150th Anniversary wristwatch, the reference 3960J, however modernized to a 36mm diameter case with a bolder architecture featuring thick downturned lugs, and a wider bezel. The engraved hinged caseback reads “Patek Philippe & Co: Tiffany & Co: 1851-2001” and set against a background featuring Patek Philippe’s headquarters. The caliber 315 S-QA was released in 1996 as the brand’s first annual calendar, and it was modified for the reference 5150 to include a moon phase complication.

    The 2001 model has a modern appeal with an unusual dial layout featuring a calendar displayed via three apertures, with day at the 9 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock, and the numeric month displayed in an aperture placed to the right of the word “month” - a twist on the standard typically spelling out or abbreviating the names of each month. It also gave the dial an asymmetrical feel with one’s eye drawn to the right-side of the dial. Additionally, rather than using bevelled numerals, Patek Philippe opted to use flat numerals and hands, as well as placing an oversized “T” at the 12 o’clock. Philippe and Thierry Stern were involved in the design of the watch, showing their commitment to this auspicious occasion. The watch was made in limited editions of 150 examples each in yellow, white and pink gold.

    Our Ride the Wave collector purchased this white gold example at the Tiffany & Co. boutique in New York City two decades ago, and it has remained unworn ever since, retaining its original caseback adhesive sticker and all accessories.

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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. 5150G
A new old stock and interesting limited edition white gold annual calendar wristwatch with moon phase, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

2001
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed Patek Philippe, dial and case additionally signed Tiffany & Co.

Estimate
$20,000 - 40,000 
CHF19,900-39,800
€19,200-38,400
HK$157,000-314,000
S$27,900-55,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022