CIRCA: 1954
CASE MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold
DIAL: Silver
ACCESSORIES: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on June 20, 1955, Sotheby’s 1988 Jewelry and Watches Catalogs, featuring this watch as Lot 264 of the December section 'The Andy Warhol Collection'

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Once owned by the legendary artist and avid watch collector, Andy Warhol, this Patek Philippe Calatrava exudes elegance with a timeless appeal.

Previously offered in the jewelry and watches auction of “The Andy Warhol Collection” at Sotheby’s in 1988, this attractive reference 570 represents a very rare opportunity with unique provenance

The present example is made even more desirable by its 'double-signed' dial, displaying the retailer signature, Hausmann & Co.

Hausmann & Co. was founded in Rome in 1794, the firm is still residing in the same premises in Rome's historical center and represents the world's most prestigious watch and clock manufacturers.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
The American artist is one of the most recognisable figures of the 20th century and is perhaps even more famous today than during his lifetime.

A leading figure in the art movement known as “pop art”, Warhol’s work combined artistic expression with celebrity culture and advertising of the 1960s. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings “Campbell's Soup Cans” (1962), "Marilyn” (1962) and “Reigning Queens” (1985). Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory, became a well-known gathering place that brought together intellectuals, drag queens, Bohemian street people and Hollywood celebrities.

He surrounded himself with an assortment of personalities known as the “Warhol superstars” and is credited with coining the expression "15 minutes of fame." He authored several books, including “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol” and “Popism: The Warhol Sixties”.

An inveterate collector, Warhol amassed a huge collection of Objects and artworks of all kinds, known to his friends as “Andy’s stuff”. The collection was sold after his death in a mammoth 10-day auction held by Sotheby’s New York between 23 April and 3 May 1988. A further sale of Warhol’s jewellery and watches, including the present ref. 570, was held on 4 December 1988.

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