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
169 Patek Philippe Limited Edition 15/50 Pieces, Celestial Astronomical with Moscow Sky Chart, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Phases, Orbit of the Moon, Time of Meridian Passage of Sirius, Reference 5102G-011, With Box and Certificate of Origin
Estimate: € 180,000 – 360,000
Sold € 221,000
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 240 LU CL
Case N°: N°15/50, 4469743
Movement N°: 3580229
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Certificate of Origin
The example here offered is a remarkable specimen of a limited series of the reference 5102G-011 which debuted in 2002, first in white gold only, to be later replaced with yellow and finally with pink gold and platinum combination. Featuring a celestial canopy on the dial, this astronomical timepiece is a representation of the Northern skies on the wrist. The elliptical window highlights the portion of the sky currently visible over the city of Moscow as the stars and moon travel around the dial in a dance of carefully calibrated rotations. It accurately displays the Milky Way with three layers of sapphire discs, working in conjunction with the caliber 240 to simulate the motion of the moon and the stars. Hours and minutes are displayed by two pierced white hands. Preserved in remarkable conditions, the watch is accompanied by the original warranty confirming the sale of the present watch in white gold on November 25, 2009. First released in 2002, the Patek Philippe Celestial 5102G remains just as captivating today as it did twenty years ago. Displaying the exact configuration of the nocturnal sky in the northern hemisphere at any given time, the Celestial Moscow Edition could be considered one of the most intriguing and unusual Patek Philippe pieces of modern times also given the fact that the series with this specific portion of the sky is limited to only 50 pieces.