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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 121

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5099 ? The Unique & Exceptional Set of Four Jeweled ButterFlies Patek Philippe, Geneve, ?Gondolo Cabriolet - Butterflies?, ref. 5099. made as a unique set with hand-crafted and jeweled covers and special dials, sold on February 8th, 2008. unique and extremely fine, set of four, square, 18K pink and white gold lady?s wristwatches with concealed dials of special design for unique pieces, each cover with a unique varicolored gold butterfly design set with diamonds and colored sapphires and patek philippe colored straps with 18K pink gold patek philippe buckles. Accompanied by the original patek philippe fitted boxes, Certificates of origin, hang-tags and booklets.

EaCh : C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, straight white gold lugs, case back secured by 4 screws, two push buttons at 5 and 7 to open the hinged pink and white gold sprung cover decorated with a hand-crafted diamond and sapphire-set butterfly design, sapphire crystal. D. Two-tone silver with applied pink gold horizontal baton indexes, applied pink gold Breguet 12 numeral, subsidiary seconds dial. Pink gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 215, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium- plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating freesprung flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. diAm. 28 x 28 mm. ThiCKNess 8 mm.

CHF 150,000 - 200,000

USD 165,000 - 215,000 / EUR 120,000 - 160,000

Sold: CHF 242,500


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Oyster strap Movement no. 3560342, case no. 4155685, the cover set with 81 white diamonds (0.382ct), 25 yellow sapphires (0.171ct) and 1 blue sapphire (0.001ct) White strap Movement no. 3560344, case no. 4202263, the cover set with 44 white diamonds (0.264ct), 20 blue sapphires (0.044ct), 15 yellow sapphires (0.058ct) and 10 pink sapphires (0.04ct). pink strap Movement no. 3560343, case no. 4155643, the cover set with 44 white diamonds (0.235ct), 39 yellow sapphires (0.166ct) and 10 pink sapphires (0.016ct). Blue strap Movement no. 3560341, Case no. 4202403, the cover set with 87 white diamonds (0.609ct) and 67 blue sapphires (0.168ct). These four watches sold in ?as new? condition were made as a unique ?Haute Joaillerie? set and have consecutive movement numbers. The individual butterfly designs are hand crafted in varicolored gold set with diamonds and variously coloured sapphires resulting in a beautiful and elegant creation. The four different colored straps provides a choice of watch to complement the wearer?s outfit. The two-tone silvered dials with applied pink gold indexes are only ever used on unique versions of the reference 5099 in place of the usual matte pink dial found on this reference. To date only one other example of the 5099 with this dial is known : a unique watch made for the ?only Watch? charity auction held by Antiquorum in Monaco on september 22nd, 2005. That watch would also appear to be the only other publically known example of the reference 5099 with jeweled cover