On October 15, 2018, a Patek Philippe Ref.5524TCalatravaPilotTravelTime pilot time titanium orphan watch was photographed by Christie’s, and the final transaction price reached 2.3 million Swiss francs (about 16 million yuan) .
The Ref.5524 Pilot Travel Time was launched in 2015, initially in white gold, and later in rose gold in 2018. Ref.5524T and Ref.5524G are the same size and movement, but with a polished titanium case, a black dial with a vertical satin finish, and a black retro calfskin strap decorated with contrasting white stitching.
This auction is the brand’s first and only titanium Ref.5524 pilot travel time watch. The words ‘ChildrenAction2018’ are engraved on the bottom of the watch, highlighting the spirit of charity. In fact, all the proceeds from the auction of this watch will be donated to the ‘ChildrenAction’, a child-care group in Geneva.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that the current retail price of Ref.5524G is USD 47,630 (equivalent to about RMB 330,000), which means that the auction price of Ref.5524T orphan watch has reached the conventional retail price of Ref.5524G. 49 times. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)