Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 234


Patek Philippe Fine and Limited Edition Pagoda Rectangular Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 5500, With Roman Numerals, Full set.

Estimate € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 15,600
Lot Description

Model: Pagoda
Reference: 5500J
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1997
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 215PS
Case N°: 8046768
Movement N°: 1858347
Dimensions: 29 x 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Attestation d'Horlogerie, Bulletin de Marche, Leather Wallet and Booklets

The modern model “Pagoda” made for ladies with reference 4900 and for man with the 5500 takes inspiration from an historically important watch made by Patek Philippe in the ’50s: the Tour Eiffel reference 2441. The lot here offered is a very beautiful specimen of 5500: this model was created in 1997 for the inauguration of the new Patek’s factory in Geneva in limited series and were produced in 1100 examples in yellow gold such the present lot, 500 examples in pink gold. The platinum and white-gold versions are the rarest with respectively only 150 and 250 examples produced. The two-body case is in pristine and attractive conditions with concave lugs, curved bend and sapphire crystal and case back engraved “Commemoration 1997—Pagoda”. The watch is almost mint and so is the champagne dial with applied yellow-gold Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary second dial and black feuille hands. Powered by the caliber 215, stamped with the seal of Geneva quality mark, this watch is sold with its original Certificate of Origin, Attestation d’Horlogerie, Bulletin de Marche, Leather Wallet and Booklet.