Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

180 Patek Philippe New Old-stock Condition, Very Rare and Impressive, Calatrava, Automatic Wristwatch in Platinum, With Baguette Diamond Bezel and Lacquer Diamond Dial, Reference 5298 P-012, Retailed by Tiffany, Full-set

Estimate: € 80,000 –⁠ 160,000

Sold € 188,500

Lot Description

Model: Calatrava
Reference: 5298P-012
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2019
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 324 SC
Case N°: 7189587
Movement N°: 6 013 526
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

Reference 5298 debuted in 2013 and is inspired by Patek Philippe’s celebrated vintage Calatrava models from the 1930s. The case architecture follows that of the 1930s archetypal reference 96, the first Calatrava. Incorporating some exquisite features, the lot here offered is probably one of the most precious and rare ever appeared on the market. First of all, the two body case with inclined bezel, concave lugs, transparent screw-down back is in full platinum and has basically never been worn. The 5298 P-012is a more precious interpretation of the 5296 and is embellished with an impressive bezel set with 38 baguette diamonds. In addition, its buckle is set with 6 baguette diamonds. To this already highly appealing design, Patek Philippe added a center second movement with dates, creating a timepiece of enormous vintage appeal but still suitable for everyday use. The black gilt dial is also set with a baguette and brilliant-cut diamond indexes and, most of all, embellished with the hyped Tiffany & Co signature. Today, Tiffany & Co. remains the world’s only retailer whose name appears on a Patek Philippe dial, making any Tiffany-signed timepiece extremely sought after.