Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

157 Patek Philippe Very Attractive and Fine, Split-Second Chronograph, Wristwatch in Platinum, Black Enamel and Breguet numbers Dial, With Solid Case Back and Certificate of Origin, Reference 5370 P-001

Estimate: € 125,000 –⁠ 250,000

Sold € 143,000

Model: Split-second Chronograph
Reference: 5370P-001
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2016
Movement: Manual
Caliber: CHR29-535 PS
Case N°: 6 121 367
Movement N°: 5252825
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Warranty, Booklets, Additional Strap, Deployant and Solid Case Back

Debuted in 2015, Patek Philippe reference 5370 split-second chronograph is considered among the passionate as one of the most desirable watches to have been produced by the Geneva-based brand in recent years. Although not a limited edition, Patek Philippe has declared that reference 5370P is highly limited in production. The reason is hidden in the watch’s most unique feature: its black enamel dial, the creation for which is a time-consuming process requiring a high degree of specialization and skill. The use of a black enamel dial is reserved to extremely rare occasion which proves its importance to the firm: decorating the dial are white-gold Breguet numerals, along with a classic railroad minute track on the exterior, furthermore, coated with Superluminova allowing legibility in the dark. To accommodate the small feet of the white-gold Breguet numerals, small holes must then be drilled into the dial, a process that requires great care due to the fragile and brittle nature of enamel. The 41 mm platinum case has the perfect dimension and design to fit the wrist, attract attention but equally remaining low profile. Highly sophisticated and elegant, the subtile elongated lugs slims the watch while the two pushers give symmetry tho the whole structure, broken by the split second one located on the crown. On the mechanical side, the reference 5370 features the manually wound movement CHR 29–535 PS. For this occasion, the brand has developed a system allowing the chronograph and split-second hands to perfectly align and ending it with a spectacular finished. Showcasing a magnificent dial artistry and a lavish movement constructed with sheer perfection, Patek Philippe’s reference 5370 is a resolutely modern watch but with hints of vintage in its design. Discontinued in 2020, it might be considered a technical pinnacle of the company’s watchmaking skills.