One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
128 Patek Philippe Very Rare and Impressive, Calatrava, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Diamond-set Bezel and White Diamond Index Dial, Reference 5108G, Extract from the Archives
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 4711169
Movement N°: 3647317
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
Reference 5108G 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 diamond set bezel, transparent screw-down back is in full white gold and has basically never been worn. In addition, its dial is set with 3 baguette diamonds and 8 diamonds cut for the hour indexes. 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 white dial is uncommon to find, usually the watches passed under this reference were with a black one. Its very elegant white-gold case is the perfect representation of Patek’s way of intending a wristwatch that could fit a male wrist for gala occasions. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in White-gold in 2008 and its subsequent sale on 30 October 2008.