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Patek Philippe

PAGODA, REF 5500 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW WATCHMAKING CENTER OF PATEK PHILIPPE IN GENEVA CIRCA 1997

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

9,000

to
- 14,000 CHF

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

PAGODA, REF 5500 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW WATCHMAKING CENTER OF PATEK PHILIPPE IN GENEVA CIRCA 1997

PAGODA, REF 5500 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW WATCHMAKING CENTER OF PATEK PHILIPPE IN GENEVA CIRCA 1997

Estimate:

9,000

to
- 14,000 CHF

Lot sold:

11,340

CHF

Patek Philippe


PAGODA, REF 5500

YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW WATCHMAKING CENTER OF PATEK PHILIPPE IN GENEVA

CIRCA 1997 


Dial: champagne

Calibre: cal. 215 manual winding, 18 jewels

Movement number: 1'853'817

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number: 4'013'737

Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Dimensions: 29 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, attestation, COSC certificate, commemorative booklet, hang tag and presentation case


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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. CASE: in very good condition as it appears like the watch was never used on a regular basis. The engraving and hallmarks on the back are very crisp. There is only very light surface wear visible when closely examining the case. DIAL: in very good condition with minute surface blemishes. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. 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. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue. Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The Pagoda was released in 1997 to commemorate the opening of Patek Philippe's new watchmaking center in Geneva. It was produced in a limited edition of 1'100 pieces in yellow gold, 500 in pink gold, 250 in white gold and 150 in platinum. All reference 5500 are fitted with an unique flared rectangular case with its case band shaped like a Pagoda. To assure collectors that no more reference 5500 could be produced again, Patek Philippe destroyed all the molds involved after the limited production.

The present example has been retained in what appears to be unused condition with minimal surface wear and complete with all original accessories and its presentation case.