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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 423

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5091/10 ? YELLOW GOLD & DIAMOND ?SCULPTURE? Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, ?Sculpture,? movement No. 3012607, case No. 4064336, Ref. 5091/10. Made for the Russian market, sold on October 28th, 1999. Very fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, center-seconds, selfwinding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold and 2.18ct. diamond-set wristwatch with date and an integral 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe link bracelet with concealed double deployant clasp. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, the bezel set with 37 brilliant cut white diamonds, stepped geometrical lugs repeating the bracelet decoration, Imperial blue champleve enamel winding crown with a double lateral protection, sapphire crystal. D. Silvery opaline white with applied luminous yellow gold radial Roman numerals, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 315/190, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium- plated, fausses côtes decoration, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 10 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

USD 11,000 - 16,000 / EUR 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 31,250

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


The Extract from the Archives confirms that this watch is factory-set with 37 diamonds with a total weight of 2.18 carats.
Made in a very limited run for the Russian market, most examples are found in usually stainless steel or a combination of steel and gold. This full gold version with diamond bezel was most certainly made in a minuscule edition and there has only ever been one other example that has ever appeared at auction.