PATEK PHILIPPE | CALATRAVA, REF 5296G, WHITE GOLD WRISWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 2007
CALATRAVA, REF 5296G
WHITE GOLD WRISWATCH WITH DATE
Dial: two-tone, silvered
Calibre: cal. 324 SC automatic, 29 jewels
Movement number: 3'619'664
Case: 18ct white gold, screw-down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'382'007
Closure: 18ct white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
Dimensions: 38mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated September 23, 2007, leather bi-fold with booklets, hang tag and presentation case with outer packaging
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances.
Case: with traces of wear throughout: the case bears scratching to the back from previous opening attempts and light scratching to the polished surfaces. Hallmarks are fully legible.
Dial: dial and hands in excellent condition.
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.
"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."
Patek Philippe produced the Calatrava reference 5296 between 2006 and 2018 in white and pink gold. The Grande Calatrava measuring 38mm in diameter was released with two distinct dial and hand combinations: a two-tone silvered dial with leaf hands or an opaline dial with dagger hands.
The present early white gold example dates from 2007 and bears the vintage-inspired two-tone dial. Among many interesting features, the present piece is powered by the trusted caliber 324, bearing the Geneva Seal which was replaced with Patek Philippe's own Seal two years later.
This wonderfully elegant and timeless timepiece is accompanied by its original Certificate of Origin confirming its production in 2007 and subsequent sale on September 23 the same year.