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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 145

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, two-tone silvered dial, original sales tag and certificate

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 5296, MOVEMENT NO. 3'616'656, CASE NO. 4'327'079, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, two-tone silvered dial, original sales tag and certificate
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 5296, movement no. 3'616'656, case no. 4'327'079, manufactured in 2005
    Cal. 324 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 29 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18K gold rotor, the two-tone silvered sector dial with painted black baton numerals to the inner chapter ring, outer railway five minute divisions, sweep centre seconds, window for date, in large circular water-resistant-type case with flat bezel, glazed display screw back, 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 19 December 2005, original sales tag, presentation box and outer packaging.

    Reference 5296 was introduced to the market in 2005 and pays tribute to the firm's celebrated Calatrava model from the 1930s. Available in white or pink gold only, the smooth case is of the distinctive, classic round Calatrava style of reference 96 and stands out by its large size. The appealing graphic design of the dial is inspired from a late 1930s historical "Calatrava" wristwatch, on permanent exhibition at Patek Philippe's prestigious museum in Geneva. With its double railway track scale, this well-proportioned two-tone silvered dial adds a subtle technical flourish to reference 5296.

    With its modern yet ageless design, reference 5296 immediately became a classic amongst collectors.

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