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Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

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From now through September 2nd, eBay is having a special event to highlight the assortment of available Patek Philippe watches with some select offerings at up to a 10% discounted rate. There are more than 100 Patek Philippe watches available at current count, and there are some on offer that you won’t see every day from the brand.

This includes the Patek Philippe steel sport watch not named Nautilus or Aquanaut (though there are several of those) in the absolutely fascinating Patek Philippe “Sculpture” Ref. 5091. There’s also an example of the steel Patek Philippe watch from the 1960s, which has lugs that are completely removable from the case.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Before we get to the watches, a bit of Patek Philippe trivia. Do you know how Patek Philippe makes sure the few limited-edition watches it has produced remain limited? Well, the brand destroyed the tools necessary to build the unique cases of pieces like the Ref. 5100 (a watch that has one of the longest power reserves the brand ever produced at 240 hours, or 10 days) or the heavily Art Deco-inspired Pagoda Ref. 5500.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at six rare, unusual, and hard-to-find Patek Philippe watches.

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Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe Sculpture Ref. 5091 Steel Sport Watch

This unusual reference from Patek Philippe was introduced in 1998, specifically with the Russian market in mind. There were 2,700 Sculpture watches produced, and only 300 were done in this stainless steel and black military-style dial variant.

Looking at the case, you can see family DNA in this flamboyant cousin of the Nautilus. The 37.5 mm-wide, 10.1mm-thick steel case with the “dog ear” on the left side of the case and a unique crown guard on the right. The highly decorated integrated bracelet is unique to this Patek Philippe, as well, and each link has engraved contour work.

The watch features the automatic caliber 315 SC movement, which has a quick-date and 45-hour power reserve.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

The Patek Philippe Sculpture Ref. 5091 steel watch with this distinct all-steel case and matte black dial is likely one of the last “hidden jewels” in the brand’s long catalog and we have one example of it available.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe Neptune steel ladies watch

While on the topic of the brand’s other steel sport watch collections, this women’s Patek Philippe Neptune in a 27mm-wide steel case is a fantastic example, as well. With an absolute masterpiece of a bezel and bracelet, this salmon dial is one the more value-driven rare Patek Philippe’s we have available.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe Ref. 3419 Amagnetic Convertible Steel Watch

This is a rare 1960’s model, both because it’s a steel watch from Patek Philippe, but more obviously due to the fact that it was built to have removable lugs. This unusual and unique build allows for a metal ring around the 34mm-wide case to be unscrewed and removed, allowing either leather strap or steel bracelet to be attached. Of course, this is a patented method.

This reference is also noteworthy because it debuted the caliber 27-AM 400, which was a newly anti-magnetic movement for Patek Philippe. This is certainly one of the most unusual and quirky Patek Philippe watches out there, and we currently have one example of it available.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe Ref. 5100 10-Day Power Reserve ‘Millennium’ Watch

To celebrate the new millennium in 2000, Patek Philippe released the Ref. 5100, a manual-wind rectangular watch that was inspired by the 1950’s Patek Philippe Ref. 2554, aka the “Manta Ray.” This watch is outfitted with the twin-barrel cal. 28-20/220 movement that was the first rectangular movement by Patek Philippe for what had been 50 years since the time of its release.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Beyond its impressive 10-day power reserve, the case of the Ref. 5100 has an immediately distinctive winged rectangular Gondola case that measures 34mm-wide and 45mm-long. Patek Philippe produced 3,000 pieces of this watch in total, with the breakdown being 1,500 in yellow gold, 750 in pink gold, 450 in white gold, and 300 in platinum.

Patek Philippe makes very few watches, in general, and do not often make limited editions. To make sure the “limited” part stays that way, Patek Philippe destroyed some of the necessary tools that are needed to produce this unique case.

Currently available are one white gold model and one yellow gold model.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe Pagoda Ref. 5500R

Rewinding back to 1997, Patek Philippe was celebrating the opening of a new manufacture in Geneva and launched the limited edition Pagoda watch, a rectangular watch with a strong Art Deco inspiration. A profile view of the totally unique case makes the “Pagoda” reference quite clear with its arched style. The watch also somewhat cinches towards the center and flares outward towards the top and bottom of the case, similar to the ref. 2441 it is inspired by.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe created four Pagoda cases with 1,100 pieces done in yellow gold with a light gold dial, 500 pieces in rose gold with silver dial, 250 pieces in white gold with salmon dial, and 150 pieces in platinum with a black dial. We currently have one example of the rose gold case with silver dial available.

Six Rare Patek Philippe Watches From eBay Special Event, Now Through September 2nd Watch Buying

Patek Philippe Complications World Time New York Limited Edition Ref. 5230G-010

The final and most recent Patek Philippe in this rundown is this 2017 World Time that was dedicated to New York City, the site of their Art of Watches Grand Exhibition that year. There were only 300 pieces of this 38.5mm wide white gold piece that was exclusively sold in the United States.

The engraved dial is done with an image of the Manhattan skyline in the center. We currently have one of the 300 pieces available.

Again, the Patek Philippe special event on eBay will run through September 2nd, 2019 with select offerings up to 10% off.

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  • Patek is Patek, difficult to question a brand that has made the history of watchmaking.
    But, alas, one of the few brands that doesn’t even have made a watch model that excites me…

  • Sheez Gagoo

    The 5091 is a damn ugly watch. Look at the crownguard, look at that misplaced datewindow. To ugly, even for Russians.

    • AlbieC

      I believe the date window should ideally replace the hour marker at its position, and have often complained when the date window strays toward the dial center, leaving space that has to be filled by at least a partial peripheral side hour marker, betraying the presence of a small movement within.

      This is the first time I’ve ever seen a date window almost too far to the periphery, with the inner portion of the hour marker still on the dial. For once, is this a case of the movement being too large for the watch?? I think it looks even sillier than the usual problem.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        Exactly my thought. I guess, they squeezed a movement of a mens watch into a lady timepiece. And then thought, the Russians wouldn’t care.

        • Anatoly

          I don’t even understand why the Russian market was mentioned, I am not sure whether this design has ever been popular among russian oligarchs even 20 years ago.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    PP, big whoop, wanna fight about it?
    Ebay is for charging cables and fish food.

  • SuperStrapper

    Most of these are rare because they are hideous and likely couldn’t be sold. The tools were destroyed to satisfy regular customers who threatened to no longer be associated with the brand should they continue to produce such abominations.

    • cluedog12

      Pretty much.

    • Rob Crenshaw

      HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAH!!!
      SO true!!!

  • Andre Braz

    Too old design…

  • Mikita

    Unbelievably ugly, all of them. If it wasn’t Patek – nobody would even bother about them.

  • Jack O’Sullivan

    None of them as nice as the Nautilus 🙂