1096. Patek Philippe A fne and extremely rare pink gold automatic wristwatch with Breguet numerals. Part of a limited edition of 30 pieces 百達翡麗，型號5026，精細及十分罕有，限量版18K玫瑰金自動上弦腕錶， 配寶璣字錶盤，特為澳門回歸限量發行30枚，1999年製。附後補證書 Manufacturer Year
Patek Philippe 1999
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name
5026 3’150’623 4’035’845 Calatrava “Macau Handover” Material 18K pink gold Calibre Automatic, cal. 240/151, 27 jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K pink gold Patek Philippe pin buckle Dimensions 33mm Diameter Signed
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
HKD 62,000-94,000 USD 7,900-12,100 Accessories Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch with Breguet numerals in 1999 and its subsequent sale on December 6th, 1999.
Realized in an extremely rarifed edition of 30 pieces in 1999, the present watch commemorates the return to Chinese administration of the Macau territories, until then under Portuguese administration for more than 400 years. The case reprises the timeless proportions of reference 96 - the original Calatrava - the main diference being a 33mm diameter rather than the original 31mm. The dial is one of the most unusual seen on similar models, incorporating Breguet numerals, eccentric seconds at 5 o’clock, and an emblem at 7 o’clock celebrating the date of the handover. While highly uncommon, similar layout are known from Patek Philippe production. Most notably, few very rare examples of reference 96 ftted with observatory-grade movement bear a similar emblem at 3 o’clock with the signature of the manufacturer.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.