‘THE STAR OF CARACAS’ PATEK PHILIPPE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND LADIES BRACELET WATCH REF. 3215/26P
Patek Philippe ladies cocktail watches from the 1950s capture a spirit of elegance and opulence of a bygone era. Originally, the retail price of such a watch lavishly set with diamonds would have far eclipsed the price for a men’s time only watch – or a complicated watch. The price reflected the amount of workmanship and resources necessary for the production of such a timepiece. The diamonds sourced were the highest quality available at the time, and the attention to setting the stones is a work of art in itself. This fresh-to-market watch is a testament to the brilliance of the jeweler’s and the case maker’s exceptional skills. A careful inspection of the case reveals the initials S&L on the case back and the dial further signed Serpico y Laino, Caracas. This watch was sold in an opulent period in the history of Patek Philippe in South America, a time when many of the most important and unique watches were sold into this market. The ‘Star of Caracas’ is possibly unique, the only ref. 3215/26P known to date, and is previously unknown to the watch world. It is exceptionally preserved and each of its 202 diamonds are set with a precision and beauty that is the envy of both the jewelry and watchmaking world. It is a pleasure for us to offer you this important discovery, a ladies watch that has no peer, and a unique discovery waiting to be put on your wrist or the wrist of a loved one.