In Pursuit of Perfection: Watches from a Distinguished Collector

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One of the highlights of the London Fine Timepieces auction on 19 September is a collection of watches assembled in a 15-year quest for excellence. Comprising pieces from many renowned manufacturers, over time the collection evolved to concentrate on Patek Phillippe models. A passion for quality is clear with each piece demonstrating exquisite craftsmanship and design. Click ahead to discover the collection. 

Fine Timepieces including George Daniels Masterpieces
19 September 2017 | London   

In Pursuit of Perfection: Watches from a Distinguished Collector

  • Patek Philippe, Pink Gold Automatic Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Retrograde Date, Moon-Phases, Leap Year Indication and Centre Seconds, Ref 5059R made in 1999.
    Estimate: 20,000–30,000 GBP
    Now discontinued, the 5059, with its retrograde date indication, is an inventive and fascinating take on a perpetual calendar by one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, Patek Philippe.



    Accompanied by a Patek extract from the archives confirming the date of sale on February 2nd 2000, certificate of origin, booklets and presentation case.

  • Patek Philippe, Limited Edition Pink Gold Automatic Wristwatch, Ref 7200 Circa 2015.
    Estimate: 8,000–12,000 GBP
    In the summer of 2015 Patek Philippe hosted its Grand Exhibition at London’s renowned Saatchi Gallery. To commemorate the event they produced a series of special limited edition watches based on ‘the very British concept of an officer’s watch’ of which this is the first example.




    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Booklets, Presentation Case and Outer Packaging.

  • Patek Philippe, Limited Edition White Gold Automatic Centre Seconds Wristwatch with Date, Ref 5153 Circa 2015.
    Estimate: 12,000–18,000 GBP
    The second watch in this collection created especially for the 2015 Patek Philippe exhibition, reviving a past style evoking the timeless and understated class of the British military officer.



    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Booklets, presentation case and outer packaging.

  • Patek Philippe, White Gold, Mother-Of-Pearl and Diamond-Set Rectangular Wristwatch, Ref 4991 made in 2007.
    Estimate: 5,000–8,000 GBP
    This lady’s watch really makes a statement perfectly marrying white gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl.



    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on November 2007, booklets and presentation case.

  • Patek Philippe, Pink Gold Automatic Tonneau Wristwatch, Ref 509 made in 2009.
    Estimate: 10,000–15,00 GBP
    Made in 2009, this pink gold tonneau-form piece from Patek Phillipe draws inspiration from the company’s Latin American connection, the renowned Gondolo club.



    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on September 8th 2009, booklets, presentation case.

  • Patek Philippe, Platinum Tonneau-Form Automatic Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Day, Date, Moon-Phases and 24-Hour Indication, Ref 5040 made in 2009.
    Estimate: 20,000–30,000 GBP
    Timeless and beautifully proportioned, this ref 5040 perpetual calendar is considered a classic in Patek Philippe’s repertoire.  



    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on January 27th 2009, booklets and presentation case.  

  • Patek Philippe, important Platinum Chronograph Wristwatch with Register, Ref 5070 made in 2008.
    Estimate: 70,000–100,000 GBP
    Finding a harmony between sports styling and elegance can be a tricky task, however the 5070 epitomises how both aesthetics can complement one another beautifully.



    Accompaniedby a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on October 27th 2008, booklets and presentation case.

  • Franck Muller, Pink Gold Automatic Tonneau-Form Triple Time Zone Centre Seconds Wristwatch with Date, “Master Banker”, Circa 1999.
    Estimate: 2,500–4,500 GBP
    This piece is the perfect companion for the globetrotting professional.



    Accompanied by a Franck Muller Certificate, Instruction Booklet and Presentation Case.

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