Patek Philippe as investment?
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Limited Edition for Tiffany & Co – A Solid Investment
Patek Philippe has cooperated with Tiffany & Co on many ocassions throughout the past 160+ years, a cooperation that was celebrated in 2001 with the introduction of the ‘T 150′ Annual Calendar, that was limited to 450 pieces.
Now they celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Patek Philippe boutique located in the Tiffany & Co flagship store in New York, by introducing a ladies wrist watch and the new Annual Calendar watch (Ref. 5396G) in white gold, that is limited to 100 pieces. This is what we call a beautiful timepiece AND a solid investment.
The in 2001 released annual calendar ‘T 150′, or reference 5150J, had a list price of $ 21,500 for the yellow gold version and $ 22,500 USD for the rose gold and white gold versions. Today these pieces go for $ 65,000 USD and upwards, so that looks like a very solid investment!
The new ref. 5396G features, like the T150 from 2001, an annual calendar and this one displays day, date, and month in apertures, moon phases and 24-hour indication. The black dial is double-signed by Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co and the sapphire crystal case back reveals caliber 324 S QA LU 24H with an exclusive engraving “Patek Philippe – A Shared Vision – 2008-2013 – Tiffany & Co”.
The ladies model that Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co jointly developed to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Patek Boutique is a Ladies Gondolo timepiece (Ref. 4987G) and is inspired by the Art Deco period. It features a tonneau-shaped case in 18K white gold accented with 164 round brilliant-cut diamonds (0.63 ct). There is a choice of two dials, a mat blue sunburst dial with white painted Roman numerals and a white mother-of-pearl dial with powdered gold Roman numerals. The limited edition comprises 50 pieces of the ladies’ model, 25 of each dial version.
For more information about these timepieces and the availability, please visit the Patek Philippe website or of course the Patek Philippe Boutique in the Tiffany & Co flagship story in New York City.
This article is written by Frank Geelen, executive editor for Monochrome Watches.