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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2388

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH, MADE FOR TAIPEI

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5110-014, MOVEMENT NO. 3'215'408, CASE NO. 4'297'825, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH, MADE FOR TAIPEI
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5110-014, MOVEMENT NO. 3'215'408, CASE NO. 4'297'825, MANUFACTURED IN 2005
    Cal. 240 automatic movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 33 jewels, blue guilloché dial, applied baton numerals, concentric 24 hour chapter ring divided into nocturnal and diurnal hours, outer revolving ring with names of 24 world cities, Taipei in red, circular case, glazed display screw back, button in the band to adjust the time zone, platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.
    US$25,000-$38,000


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated September 2005, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with blue guilloché dial and “Taipei” written in red in 2005 and its subsequent sale in 31 March 2005.

    Much inspired by the celebrated reference 1415, Patek Philippe's first World Time watch was introduced in the 1930s, the dial is decorated with a new guilloché sunburst pattern provides the watch a dynamic and contemporary look. The ring-shaped hour hand is also reminiscent of the firm's historic World Time watches, symbolizing the globe and reserved exclusively for this type of timepiece.

    The present example is a rare and limited model of reference 5110, featuring Taipei as one of the main cities. According to our research, this watch is fresh to the market and is for the very first time offered here at Christies.

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