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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
96 Patek Philippe Outstanding and Rare, Chronograph Wristwatch in White-gold, With Silvered Numerals Dial, Reference 5070, With Extract from the Archives
Estimate: € 40,000 – 80,000
Sold € 70,200
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Caliber: 27-70 CHR
Case N°: 4 160 431
Movement N°: 3 147 101
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
The reference 5070 was launched in 1998 and it was the first manual-wind, pure chronograph from Patek in over 30 years. Its nearest relative is the iconic Ref 1463, the Ref 5070 doesn’t look that much like its predecessor, particularly with a 42 mm case and a dramatically thick, stepped bezel in fact it took the inspiration in part from another model, the Ref 2512. The piece here offered has been realized in 18k white gold and is preserved in great conditions. The most important feature is the spectacular dial with white color and the central time display uses thin, leaf-shaped hands. Next are two large sub-dials. So large that they each overlap the respective Arabic numbers both above and below. The perfect combination of gold case, white dial, black lettering and gold details are sensational and this alone would be enough to make this watch unmissable. It is, furthermore, accompanied by its Extract from the archives confirming production of the present watch in white gold in 2002 and its subsequent sale on 26 March 2002.