Chameleon Patek

This unusual Patek Philippe novelty, reference 1252, sold for well over 3x its high estimate earlier this week, closing at CHF310,000 (CHF387,500 with premiums). Produced circa 1949, it contains a humble, manually wound caliber and features a bracelet in the shape of a chameleon that sits proud on the wrist. As the auction house, Antiquorum, that sold it put it:

"probably one of the most decorative and unusual lady's Patek Philippe ever created"

Why settle for blending in when you can stand out?

Image credit Antiquorum Genève SA