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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 5975
    Movement No: 5'846'161
    Case No: 6'007'214
    Model Name: "Multi-Scale Chronograph"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal CH 28-520, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold special 175th anniversary deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by special 175th anniversary Patek Philippe fitted box, Certificate of Origin indicating sale of the present watch on December 21, 2014, limited edition certificate and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In celebration of its 175th anniversary in 2014, Patek Philippe presented a chronograph honoring its prestigious past in a playfully contemporary manner.

    The dial of reference 5975 is a tribute to Patek Philippe's chronographs of the 1940s and 1950s, featuring a lovely three scale indication with a telemeter on the outermost scale for the calculation of distances, a pulsometer graduated for 15 pulsations for the calculation of heartbeats, and a tachymeter for the computation of speed. Surprisingly the watch can be mistaken for a simple three handed watch as Patek Philippe decided to forego the habitual chronograph subdials.

    The 40mm pink gold case takes up the equilibrium of the dial, playing both with its classical appearance of a rather slim case with rectangular pushers and an extremely contemporary sharply stepped and aggressive lugs, giving the watch a definitive edge.

    Made in a limited edition of 400 pieces in pink gold it is extremely rare to find a ref 5975 on the secondary market. The present lot fuses with a cavalcade of details all pointing to the extreme craftsmanship and artistic inclination of modern Patek Phippe timepieces whose designs are never a repetition of the past but tributes to Patek Philippe’s ability to take the pulse of its effervescent history.

    The present lot, property of the original owner, is a timepiece for the collector wishing to own a piece of Patek Philippe’s prestigious history.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 5975
A fine and attractive limited edition pink gold chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale dial

2014
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 60,000 
€37,100-55,600
$39,600-59,500

Sold for CHF68,750

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