2376
2376
Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL CIRCA 2003 REF 5075 BLUE JADE DRAGON MVT 3238558 CASE 4180038
Estimate
450,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 560,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2376
Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL CIRCA 2003 REF 5075 BLUE JADE DRAGON MVT 3238558 CASE 4180038
Estimate
450,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 560,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL CIRCA 2003 REF 5075 BLUE JADE DRAGON MVT 3238558 CASE 4180038
• cal. 240/119 automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the Geneva Seal, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance • the cloisonné polychrome enamel dial depicting the Chinese jade dragon on a blue background, applied white gold dot indexes • 18k white gold polished case, screw-down sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed.
diameter 36 mm
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Catalogue Note

With an Extract from the Archives confirming production with blue dragon cloisonné in 2003 and sale on June 17th, 2003. 

Each enamel dial created for the 5075 limited series was done so by hand using the ancient art of cloisonné. Cloisonné is a process where a design is created on a blank canvas (the dial) using thin stripes of gold joined to the base that create a border between colors. Considered a ‘lost art’, each enameller will usually have a creation of their-own specially formulated colours to work with including a colour chart to use as a guide since the material changes in appearance when heated. The process can be extremely lengthy as each colour has to be fired separately at a different temperature, this also increases the chances of failure as the firing process is extremely delicate and even the most experienced can lose months of work due to unforeseen cracking during the process. Enameling is a specialty of Patek Philippe both in the form of cloisonné and portrait miniatures with some of the highest skilled artisans in the industry such as Mme Sechaud and Mme Tille undertaking special edition pieces. Created as a special edition in 2003 the Ref.5075 Dragon series was made in very limited numbers with four variants of background, blue, red, white and black. Due to the process in which the dials are made each watch in the series can be considered unique.

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