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
202 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Special Edition Bronze Sunburst Color Dial, Made for the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London, Ref. 5970J
Estimate: € 175,000 – 350,000
Sold € 383,500
Model: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 4 452 659
Movement N°: 3 932 083
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Original Book and Copy of Warranty
Best known for their Grand Complications watches, Patek Philippe masters the “Haute Horlogerie” and is arguably the best in the industry. Epitome of their skills and a trademark for decades, the lineage of the perpetual calendar, moon phase chronographs goes back to the great-great-grandfather reference 1518 (1941–1954), followed by reference 2499 (1950–1985), then the 3970 (1985–2004), then this model 5970 (2004–2010) and finally the current production model on the Patek Philippe catalogue, the 5270 (from 2010). In devising the 5970, Thierry Stern wanted to create a watch that would cater to the younger generation while also inheriting the legacy that defined Patek’s remarkable history. The Patek 5970 was the last of Patek’s perpetual calendar watches to utilize the Lemania 2310-based movement. The present watch is an ultra-rare 5970 as a re-edition for the 2015 Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition held at the Saatchi gallery in London. This exceedingly rare “Saatchi Edition” is believed to be one of only 5 pieces produced and, to the best of our knowledge, only the second example of the reference ever to be offered at auction. In 2015, for the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition held at the Saatchi gallery in London, were released spectacular array of completely new versions of discontinued models, shocking for their stunning looks and new dial colours not available in the original versions but also by the use of new-old-stock movements and unused cases from series production. The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition London 2015 was a resounding success. Open to the public from May 27 until June 7, 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery, the event attracted more than 42,500 visitors over the course of 12 days. It was a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the history of watchmaking and the world of Patek Philippe, going deeper in the knowledge of fine horology and artisanship. Combining stunning looks with extreme rarity, these ultra-limited London edition 5970s instantly became stratospherically desirable. This now-legendary version of the reference 5970 perpetual calendar chronograph with ravishingly attractive brown dial has been described as possibly the most intriguing and charming of all modern Patek Philippe wristwatches. Equipped on a yellow-gold case exceptionally preserve, the chocolate-brown sunburst dial stand out and strikes the eyes of every collector and passionate. Combining stunning looks with extreme rarity, this ultra-limited “Saatchi” London edition 5970 instantly became stratospherically desirable, furthermore, is offered with its book warranty confirming the special dial.