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. The artisans who master them are a testament to their abilities.
This particular very fine and rare model is the ref 5077 "Kimono" Limited edition in 2012. Never previously offered to market this very fine and rare timepiece is made in a flat Calatrava style Platinum case with hinged solid was back and held on a genuine black alligator strap with matching Platinum pin buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Manufacture calibre 240. Highly rare Cloisonne enamel dial painted in the style of a Japanese Kimono. Finished with a sapphire crystal glass.
Item is in condition double sealed in factory packaging.
Box and full documentation included.
Insured shipping within the Continental United States provided.
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