This iconic timepiece is probably the most celebrated rectangular timepiece Patek Philippe ever made. Due to the original shape of the case it’s known to collectors worldwide as the “Tour Eiffel”. It was produced from 1948 until the late 50s in less than 200 examples, 150 of which in yellow gold and less than 50 in rose. The conditions of this one are astonishing for its age, this watch has probably never been touched. Its huge popolarity among collectors inspired the production of the celebrative limited edition ref. 5500 “Pagoda” in 1997.
Case – Rectangular, 18K rose gold
Movement – Patek Philippe, rectangular calibre 9-90
Dial – Silvered, hard enamel
Band – Italian hand made custom calf strap
Summary (Brand, Model, Reference, Serial #, Year, Size, Price)
41 X 29.5 mm.
Hard Enamel Dial