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Patek Philippe. A very rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
Patek Philippe. A very rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
Patek Philippe. A very rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
Patek Philippe. A very rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
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Many of the watches offered for sale in this catal… Read more PATEK PHILIPPERef. 5118PThe Property of a Lady
Patek Philippe. A very rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5118P, CALATRAVA MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 5'500'486, CASE NO. 4'502'841, MANUFACTURED IN 2010

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Patek Philippe. A very rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 5118P, Calatrava model, movement no. 5'500'486, case no. 4'502'841, manufactured in 2010
Movement: cal. 315/290 stamped with the PP seal, automatic, 29 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: glazed display screw back, 37 mm. diam., signed
With: platinum and diamond-set Patek Philippe buckle, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial, 3 baguette-cut diamond and 8 white gold chaton-set diamond hour markers in 2010 and its subsequent sale on 1 March 2010. The Extract furthermore confirms the 68 baguette-cut diamonds with a total weight of 1.71 carats and a single diamond of 0.02 carats.
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Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.
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This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The watch will be supplied with a calf leather strap.

Fresh to the market this rare representative of the celebrated “Calatrava” series impresses with the highly elegant combination of a 37 mm. platinum case, bezel embellished with 57 baguette-cut diamonds, and the black lacquer dial set with baguette and square-cut diamond indexes. Like all platinum Patek Philippe watches, it is set with a small flawless diamond in the band between the lugs at 6 o’clock. According to the Extract from the Archives, the watch is set with a total of 68 baguette-cut diamonds with a total weight of 1.71 carats and a single diamond of 0.02 carats.

The watch is powered by Patek Philippe’s cal. 315/290 automatic movement stamped with the "PP" seal, visible through the glazed display screw back. The overall appeal is completed by the white gold buckle, set with 16 baguette-cut diamonds.

Reference 5118 was launched in 2005 and remained in Patek Philippe’s catalogues until 2011. It was made in an exceedingly small series only. To the best of our knowledge, only two other examples of this rare model have appeared in public to date.

The Patek Philippe or PP seal was created in 2009, a new quality benchmark for the firm’s mechanical timepieces. This emblem of horological excellence goes beyond any existing standards of the Swiss watch industry. Uniquely, the Patek Philippe Seal applies to the completely assembled watch as delivered to its owner. In conjunction with these standards, the Seal represents a commitment to lifelong servicing and restoration for all timepieces created by the firm since 1839.

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