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Phillips has rediscovered an ultra-rare, previously 'lost' enamel dial Patek Philippe sitting in a European watch collection Of the three Eurasia dials, one is part of Patek Philippe's own collection, housed in its Genevan museum, while the other rests in a prominent private collection The watch's dial is described as immaculate, which given the fragility of enamel dials, only adds to appeal with Phillips describing the Ref.
2523 as an 'end game' watch for collectors Watch auctioneer supremo, Aurel Bacs, who heads up Phillips' watch sales, said: "The present watch is - simply put - one of the most sought-after, unobtainable, attractive and fabled timepieces in the world; the only parallel in terms of pure watchmaking importance in the realm of wristwatches - without considering watches with provenance - can possibly be found in a stainless steel Patek Philippe reference 1518." The watch will be offered for sale as part of Phillips' The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII taking place on May 8 and 9 with an estimate of CHF 35m.
The auction is set to be one of the most interesting in recent years having already spawned a number of talking points, from a full set of Patek perpetual calendars to a Roger Smith Series 1 made for London jeweller, Theo Fennell In other watch news, Louis Vuitton prepares to drop its Street Diver collection next month. . Source
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