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. On July 13th 2017 Patek Philippe opened their doors to the Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York City. Similar to the Watch Art exhibition held in London in 2015, The Art of Watches exhibition showcased the brand with its special relationship to the America’s. Within the exhibition Patek Philippe launched a special series of watches ranging from a steel pilots watch, to a grand complication minute repeater. Within the special watches launched were also a selection of Rare Handcraft timepieces and clocks. Never previously offered to market, we are delighted to offer the ref: 5089 Rare Handcraft Calatrava. Limited to 10 pieces worldwide and only available to the US market, it is made in an all 18ct white gold Calatrava style case with a sapphire crystal glass exhibition case back. Held on a honey brown shiny alligator strap with matching white gold pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated manufacture calibre 240 automatic self-winidng movement. The dial is in the “Sheridan Style” inspired by the traditional art of leather carving and embossing. Engraved with over 60 hours of hand engraving and finsihed with a coating of transparent golden-brown enamel. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass. The item is pre-owned and offered in single sealed condition.
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Limited Edition Patek Philippe Rare Handcraft Calatrava watch, all 18ct white gold case, held on a brown alligator strap with matching pin buckle, automatic self-winding movement, enamel engraved dial and finished with a sapphrie crystal glass.
18ct white Gold