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Titanium Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time for Charity Auction

It is the only titanium version of the Patek Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time ever made (current editions are in white or rose gold).

May 11, 2018 | By Jonathan Ho

In 2017, there were two essential Patek Philippe auctions – One for Only Watch 2017 held in October, where the star of the charity fundraiser was a Patek Philippe Ref. 5208T-010 aka Triple Complication Chronograph with perpetual calendar and minute repeater hammering for US$6.2 million. The kicker was that the Patek Triple Complication was built in titanium, a material that has never been used before on this reference and used even rare still by Patek Philippe. For 2018, Patek Philippe is set to help another good cause. Creating the first and only titanium version of the Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time for Children Action charity auction.

Titanium Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time for Charity Auction

Children Action is a Geneva-based children’s organization dedicated to helping “children not helped by life, because the most fundamental of all human rights is the right to a childhood.” Patek Philippe has been supporting charity auctions like Children Action and Only Watch with piece unique titanium references.

Previous editions of Titanium Patek Philippe references at Children Action Charity Auction include 2015’s Patek Philippe Ref. 5396T which sold for a cool CHF 1 million; before that the maison also participated in 2009 where Patek Philippe’s one-of-a-kind Ref. 5180T titanium skeleton model was sold for CHF 520,000. Back in 2007, Patek Philippe also produced another titanium model for Children Action auction- a titanium Calatrava, Patek Philippe Ref. 6000T

Christie’s has the honour and privilege to host the latest Titanium Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time for the Children Action auction of October 15, 2018. It is the only titanium version of the Patek Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time ever made (current editions are in white or rose gold) and it is equipped with hand finished black dial  with a vertical satin finish and dressed with vintage black calfskin strap with contrast stitching. The sapphire-crystal case back displays the exquisitely decorated automatic Patek caliber 324 S C FUS and bears the inscription “Children Action 2018”. This unique timepiece will be on display during their Geneva Rare Watches preview on May 11th thru the 13th.

Details of the Children Action Auction for the Titanium Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
33 Quai des Bergues
1201 Geneva

 

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