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
69 Patek Philippe Iconic and Desirable, World Time, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Grey Guillochè Dial, With Box and Certificate of Origin, Reference 5230G
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Sold € 35,100
Model: World Time
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 6 404 251
Movement N°: 7 366 408
Dimensions: 38.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Booklets and Receipt
Inspired by the legendary Patek Philippe World Time watches from the mid-20th century, such as ref. 2523, the reference 5230 was introduced at Baselworld 2016 as the replacement for reference 5130, one of the most recognizable creations by Patek Philippe. This specimen embodies the classic design of its earlier models, and relaunched the famous world time watch with a gorgeous and careful design, inheriting the iconic design of its predecessor, featuring a world time ring and decorated centerfield. With a rich history spanning over 80 years, the present lot features an 18k white-gold case measuring 38.5 mm, a surprising 1 mm decrease in size from its predecessor. Preserved in exceptional conditions, the back has a transparent glass capable of showing the 240HU caliber. The dial exhibits a breathtakingly mesmerizing grey guilloche at the center which has been meticulously handcrafted using a rose engine lathe. As a new member of the Worldtime collection, the present reference inherits the iconic design of its predecessors and is offered with its certificate of origin, wooden presentation box and all literature.