Lot 173
  • 173

Patek Philippe

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • diameter 35 mm
• cal. 215 PS manual winding nickel lever movement with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds • clous de Paris bezel, crown with protective shoulders, screw down case back • case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer • 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding buckle


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may require service soon. The dial shows no visible imperfections. The case shows some light scuffs from light wear. The strap of this watch contains endangered species; please see Important Notices for further information.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

With a Certificate of Origin dated October 13th, 2009 and an Extract from the Archives confirming sale on March 15th, 2004. Together with an additional 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle, leather folder containing product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

Launched in 2000, reference 5115 is distinguished by its enamel dial and unusual case design that features protective shoulders to the crown. Favored by collectors for their clean appearance, enamel dials, when well looked after, can retain their finish indefinitely. Arguably the most famous of all Patek Philippe models to bear an enamel dial is the reference 2526, a fact that is noted by the company in the literature for the reference 5115.