A fine and rare pink gold annual calendar chronograph wristwatch with power reserve and day and night indicator

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 5960
    Movement No: 3'506'694
    Case No: 4'496'790
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 28-520, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched to the market in 2006, reference 5960 was Patek Philippe’s first automatic chronograph wristwatch with an annual calendar complication. The reference was first launched in platinum and later in pink gold, such as the present watch. The watch is fitted with a grey brushed dial featuring a ‘bull’s eye’ subsidiary dial, complementing the pink gold case. The reference was eventually discontinued in all precious metals with the introduction of steel versions in 2014, making this example in pink gold highly collectible.

  • 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. 5960
A fine and rare pink gold annual calendar chronograph wristwatch with power reserve and day and night indicator

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K紅金自動上弦腕錶,配年曆、計時功能、動力儲存及日夜顯示,型號5960,約2011年製

Circa 2011
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$300,000 - 500,000 
€35,200-58,700
$37,000-64,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016