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 the Manufacture Directoire 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. This particular very fine and rare model is the ref 5089 “Geneva Lake Scene” Limited edition in 2014 and part of a series of three designs was made to commemorate the brands 175th Anniversary. It is made in a flat Calatrava style 18ct white gold case with 18ct white gold hinged case back with Commemorative engraving and sapphire crystal exhibition sapphire crystal glass. It is held on a genuine brown alligator strap with matching 18ct white gold pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Manufacture calibre 240. Dial with image of a sailing boat on Geneva lake scene, made in wood with Marquetry artisan technique. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass.
Patek Philippe 5089G-018Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Calatrava timepiece, all 18ct white gold case, held on a genuine brown alligator strap with matching white gold pin buckle, mechanical self-winding movement with offset rotor, unique marquerty dial with geneva lake scene, finished with a sapphire crystal glass and caseback. Limited production.
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