Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Limited Edition Wristwatch with Two-Tone Silvered Dial, Made to Commemorate the Reopening of the Firm's Salons in Geneva in 2006
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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Limited Edition Wristwatch with Two-Tone Silvered Dial, Made to Commemorate the Reopening of the Firm's Salons in Geneva in 2006

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, 1839-1892-2006, REF. 5565, MOVEMENT NO. 1'901'703, CASE NO. 4'381'640, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Limited Edition Wristwatch with Two-Tone Silvered Dial, Made to Commemorate the Reopening of the Firm's Salons in Geneva in 2006
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, 1839-1892-2006, Ref. 5565, Movement No. 1'901'703, Case No. 4'381'640, Manufactured in 2006
Cal. 215 PS mechanical movement, 18 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, satin finish center, applied black oxidized Arabic and baton numerals with luminous accents, oxidized black luminous hands, outer railway five minute divisions, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back with engraved illustration of the Salons Patek Philippe in Geneva and commemorative inscription Patek Philippe Geneve 1839-1892-2006, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36mm diam.
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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2006 and its subsequent sale on May 10, 2007. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe wooden presentation box, leather envelope, commemorative coin and literature and outer packaging.

According to our research the present watch has never before been offered in public.

Reference 5565 was made in a limited edition of 300 examples in stainless steel.

Inspired by Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 565 (see lot 191), reference 5565 - which was exclusively available in the Geneva Salons - features a stainless steel case and the highly attractive two-tone silvered dial. Reminiscent of the dials from the period, it combines a vertical satin finish center combined with applied black nickel-plated gold Arabic and baton numerals. Its movement is the famous calibre 215 PS, developed in the early 1970s and much appreciated by collectors. The design of the sleek case is derived from the famous reference 565, the screw back is decorated with an engraving of Patek Philippe's building on Rue du Rhone and the inscription "1839-1892-2006", commemorating three key dates in the firm's history:

1839: foundation of the watchmaking company Patek, Czapek & Cie at Quai des Bergues 29, Geneva
1892: following the move to Rue du Rhône in 1853, renovation and modernizing of the building under the direction of the celebrated architect Jacques-Elise Goss
2006: restoration of the historical premises and inauguration of the newly renovated Salons Patek Philippe at Rue du Rhône 41.

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