The specialist artistic techniques used to decorate timepieces have a long and glorious history at Patek Philippe. Since the 1600’s, Geneva has been a centre of excellence for rare handcrafts, and throughout its own history, Patek Philippe has flown the flag for the artisans and their incredible work. Today, Patek Phlippe showcase around 40 rare hand craft pieces per year. Designed around every day objects and images it is the responsibility of Philippe, Thierry and Sandrine Stern to research and develope, but also work closely with their inhouse artisans to create these rare challenging works of art. The rare handcraft collection adorns not only wrist watches, but pocket watches and domed table clock also. Showcasing expertise in enamelling, marquetry, stone setting, guilloche and hand engraving. Demand in this area far exceeds supply. Artisans practicing their craft at this level are few and far between, and Patek Philippe will never compromise on qaulity by scarificing its standards and increase production quantities. Rarity is the common denominator: in the finely tuned skills, the artisans who master them, and the products that are a testament to their abilities. This particular very fine and rare model is the ref 5077 “Kimono” Limited edition in 2013 it is made in a flat Calatrava style Platinum case with a sapphire crystal glass exhibition case back. Held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching Platinum pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Manufacture calibre 240. Highly rare enamel dial painted in the style of a Japanese Kimono. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass. The timepiece is pre-owned and offered here in double sealed factory condition.
Patek Philippe Calatrava timepiece, all platinum case and held on a genuine alligator strap with matching platinum pin buckle, mechanical self-winding movement. Hand painted enamel dial with Kimono motif and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back. Limited production.
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