Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 67

67

Patek Philippe Limited Edition and Sophisticated Calatrava Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 5026, With Grey Dial Made for the New Millennium and Extract from Archives

Estimate € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 13,000
Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 5026R
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2001
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 240PS
Case N°: 4030458
Movement N°: 3151370
Dimensions: 33.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

This lot is the unusual reference 5026, the ’2000s incarnation of the always appreciated reference 96. The 5026 represents in fact the last model made with the small diameter of 33 mm, the typical size that people used to wear in the first part of the century, and the unmistakable Calatrava style. Patek Philippe launched a special set of self-winding “Calatrava” wristwatches in a limited edition of 130 sets of four pieces especially made for the millennium in 2001. Originally the set comes with an “officier” havane leather fitted traveling box and outer box for the four pieces. The pink-gold example available here is in new old stock condition featuring a beautiful and very clear gray “ardoise soleil” (sunburst) dial with painted radial Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds at 4. Sold with its original plastic cover it is one of the four 5026 listed in this auction. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the movement, case material, caliber, reference and the sale on 31st January 2001.