Lot 7
  • 7


12,000 - 15,000 USD
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Case: 18k yellow goldCase number: 9504Size: 57.5 mm length x 40 mm widthSigned: caseAccessories: Patek Philippe Certificat De Garantie


The lighter is in working condition and with only very minor signs of wear toward the sides. But otherwise this is in very attractive condition. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."

Catalogue Note

Made in the 1970s to compliment the Ellipse range of watches, the lighters were most probably commissioned by Patek Philippe from the specialist lighter manufacturer Colibri. Literature of the period advertises each lighter as being individually numbered and unique, made entirely by hand out of 18k gold including both the case and mechanism. Colibri would have been the obvious choice for Patek Philippe, with facilities to manufacture high-quality gas lighters in France, Colibri were world-leaders in their field. Of potential interest, it was Colibri who made the highly ingenious golden gun which was assembled from a Colibri 88 lighter, cigarette case, cuff links and a fountain pen in the 1974 James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. Delivered in excellent condition and with its undated original warranty, this lighter is a rare find for any Patek Philippe seasoned collector.