A very fine and very rare platinum split seconds chronograph wristwatch with black dial, original certificate and fitted presentation box, factory sealed

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5959
    Movement No: 3'637'047
    Case No: 4'446'915
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, CHR 27-525 PS, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe Campaign buckle
    Dimensions: 33 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 30 July 2008, product literature, instruction manual, portfolio photograph of the present watch, leather portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2005, reference 5959 takes inspiration from Patek Philippe’s complicated wristwatches produced in the late 1920s. Produced in platinum only, the reference houses the company first entirely in-house chronograph movement featuring a 60 minute chronograph register, instead of the conventional 30 minute register. The watch is fitted with an exceedingly rare black dial and finished with silver Breguet numerals, which applies a level of refinement to the watch. Although the reference is still in current production, the watch is already today considered a classic and has an increasing demand and popularity amongst collectors. The desirability of this present watch is furthermore enhanced by the presence of all original accessories and its unused condition. Still sealed and never been used before, the present watch is fresh to the market.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5959
A very fine and very rare platinum split seconds chronograph wristwatch with black dial, original certificate and fitted presentation box, factory sealed

百達翡麗,非常精細及罕有,鉑金腕錶,配追針計時功能及黑色錶盤,型號5959,附證書及盒子,原廠封套,約2008年製

Circa 2008
33 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,440,000 - 2,400,000 
€169,000-282,000
$180,000-300,000

sold for HK$1,750,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016