The present two lots, 153 and 154, are from the Pagoda series made in 1997 to commemorate the inauguration of Patek Philippe's new watchmaking centre in Geneva.
The gentleman's model with reference 5500 was produced in a limited edition of 1100 examples in 18K yellow gold, 500 in 18K pink gold, 250 in 18K white gold and 150 in platinum.
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, PAGODA, REF. 5500, MOVEMENT NO. 1'857'657, CASE NO. 4'013'120, MANUFACTURED IN 1997
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold limited edition rectangular-shaped wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Pagoda, ref. 5500, movement no. 1'857'657, case no. 4'013'120, manufactured in 1997
Cal. 215 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, the champagne matte dial with applied gold Roman numerals, gold spade hands, subsidiary seconds, the rectangular-shaped case with concave sides, snap on back with engraved inscription Commemoration 1997 "Pagoda", 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
41 mm. overall length