Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 97


EUR 10,000 - 19,900

USD 10,500 - 20,900 / HKD 82,000 - 164,000 / CHF 10,000 - 20,000

Sold: EUR 12,350

Very fine and rare, 18K pink gold, flared domed and rectangular-shaped, chronometer wristwatch, made in a limited edition of 500 pieces in 1997 for the inauguration of the new Patek Philippe Manufacture in Geneva.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model "Pagoda"

Reference 5500R

Year 1997

Movement No. 1 858 551

Case No. 4 014 426

Material 18K pink gold

Bracelet leather strap

Buckle 18K pink gold PP buckle

Caliber 215 PS, 18 jewels

Dimensions 22 x 38 mm.

Weight 57.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, Certificate of Origin, C.O.S.C. certificate, Attestation, sterling silver medal, booklets, pouch, hang-tag


Patek Philippe, Reference 5500 and Reference 4900

These references are launched in 1997.

The Pagoda series was created in 1997 to mark the inauguration of Patek Philippe’s new watch-making manufacture in Geneva. Destruction of the tools and dies used for its production ensures that these models can no longer be made.

Each watch is accompanied by a silver medal edited for the inauguration of Patek Philippe’s new manufacture and bears the dedication: “Henri Stern et Philippe Stern à tous nos amis, à l’occasion de l’inauguration de la nouvelle Manufacture Patek Philippe”.

This series of wristwatches was produced in limited editions as follows:

Gentleman’s chronometer wristwatches, Ref. 5500:

· 1 100 examples in 18K yellow gold, Ref. 5500 J

· 500 examples in 18K pink gold, Ref. 5500 R

· 250 examples in 18K white gold, Ref. 5500 G

· 150 examples in platinum, Ref. 5500 P

Each watch is also accompanied by a Bulletin de Marche delivered by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres.

Lady’s wristwatches, Ref. 4900:

· 500 examples in 18K yellow gold, Ref. 4900 J

· 150 examples in 18K pink gold, Ref. 4900 R

· 100 examples in 18K white gold, Ref. 4900 G

Pagoda limited edition sets (including the 7 watches) were produced in 5 examples only.

Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, pp. 124-127.