Christie’s launched a unique Luxury Patek Philippe Watches product last night in Geneva. 5524T stands at 2.3 million Swiss francs, benefiting the charity children’s action. The watch itself is Patek Philippe’s most popular Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, which first went platinum in 2015 and later went on sale in rose gold (also smaller) in 2018.
This unique item has the same basic style and the same movement as the standard cut. 5524G, the case uses bright polished titanium dial, the dial is dark black, vertical drawing finish. It USES a vintage black calfskin band, with an edge emblazoned with contrasting color sutures, and the back of the case engraved with “children’s action 2018” to mark the occasion.
For comparison, reference. The 5524G currently retails for $47,630. That means the unique titanium piece costs about 49 times as much as the standard one. The last time I remember such a result was when Tudor Black Bay One was sold on Patek Philippe replica watches in 2015 at more than 100 times retail price (which, I might add, was a good sale).
Now, it’s nothing new for a unique cheap fake Patek Philippe watches to win a number of awards at auction. In fact, I would be even more surprised if the watch didn’t get a significant premium. It’s a pattern. Last year, at Only Watch 2017, a unique titanium Patek reference. 5208T sold for 6.2 million Swiss francs.
Just two years ago, on Only Watch 2015, a unique steel Patek Philippe. The 5016A sold for 7.3 million Swiss francs when it was the most expensive watch ever sold at auction. And if you want to delve further into the history of Watch auction highlights, you’ll find Only Watch 2012, a unique titanium Swiss Patek philippe replica watches. 5004A brought in $4 million or less in hair. So, yes, combined with the hot, complex Patek Philippe reference, unique dial treatment and titanium or fine steel case, you basically make yourself a grand slam.