Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5196P-001
    Movement No: 1’896’981
    Case No: 4’353’770
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215 PS Aig 2, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Attila Aszodi leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, product literature, leather wallet, additional strap, fitted presentation box, outer box, and cardboard packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The modern reference 5196P pays tribute to Patek Philippe’s iconic Calatrava references 530 and 570 fitted with Breguet numerals from the 1930s to 1940s.

    The epitome of a classical dress watch, this timepiece manages the subtle mix of Art Deco and Bauhaus in one watch with a wonderfully contemporary monochromatic dial. The dial is a work of art unto itself with its blend of polished and brushed surfaces, Breguet numerals and half pearl minute markers.

    The elongated lugs, thin flat bezel and brushed case flanks provide for a sophisticated slim look. In an interesting and anti-conformist move, Patek Philippe decided to do away with a sapphire crystal back and opted instead for a solid caseback, in-line with the original Calatrava models.

    As with all modern platinum Patek Philippe timepieces, a discrete diamond between the lugs at 6 o'clock indicates the precious and rare metal case.

    Accompanied by all of its original accessories, the consignor was inspired by Phillips’ previous sale of a steel 570 with black enamel Breguet numerals when he chose the beige, vintage-inspired strap for the current 5196 custom made by Attila Aszodi, and asked for it to be photographed for this catalogue with the beige strap attached.

  • 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. 5196P-001
A highly attractive and elegant platinum wristwatch with Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

Circa 2008
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $44,100

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022