ref.4404/5 White Dual Time & Onyx dial ￥4,320,000.-
￥4,320,000 (tax incl.)
An extremely fine and very rare 18k white gold dual time bracelet watch with onyx dial.
With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement in 1967 and onyx dial in 1986 and its subsequent sale 27th October 1986.
Integral 18k white gold bracelet measuring 165-170mm end to end and a 18k white gold Patek Philippe clasp.
The 1970s were a time of great cultural fervor: music, the figurative arts, even fashion were all affected by the sociological context. The watchmaking industry is no exception, and it is during this time that some of the most creatively intriguing watches were designed and manufactured.
The present watch, a lovely specimen of reference 4404/5, is a wonderful opportunity to see this trend in action. While this is a double dial wristwatch, not a single scale can be found on it. The only designation is the Patek Philippe signature is very minute in size. The entire aesthetic impact of the watch is entrusted to a game of reflections, colours, textures and shapes. The large case only looks rectangular, but a closer looks reveals that it is actually octagonal. The cut corners contribute to making the watch look more essential and less encumbering, as the then-current fashion is oriented toward minute, flat watches.