• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH SILICON ESCAPE WHEEL AND SILINVAR SPIROMAX BALANCE SPRING AND MOON PHASES, LIMITED TO 300 EXAMPLES

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, ADVANCED RESEARCH, REF 5350R, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH SILICON ESCAPE WHEEL AND SILINVAR SPIROMAX BALANCE SPRING AND MOON PHASES, LIMITED TO 300 EXAMPLES
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, ADVANCED RESEARCH, REF 5350R, MANUFACTURED IN 2007
    Cal. 324 nickel-finished lever movement with the seal of Geneva, 36 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, Silinvar Spiromax balance spring, silicon escape wheel, silvered matte dial, applied Arabic and baton numerals, luminescent disc accents, luminescent hands, two subsidiary dials for day and month, date aperture at the 6 o'clock, center seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, raised bezel, screw down sapphire crystal display back with integrated loupe and inscribed Patek Philippe Advanced Research, case, dial and movement signed, 18k pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    39mm diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 22, 2007, wooden presentation box, instructions pamphlet, setting pin, tie tag and outer packaging.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    Spiromax is a totally new type of balance spring made from Silinvar, a revolutionary material based on monocrystalline silicon obtained by a vacuum oxidation process that allows it to compensate for temperature variations. This patented silicon-based material is the result of research financed in partnership with the Swatch Group and Rolex. Patek Philippe produced the reference 5350 in a limited edition of 300 pieces in 2006.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.