Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN Geneva Saturday, May 12, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 5975G
    Movement No: 5'906'795
    Case No: 6'041'733
    Model Name: "Multi-Scale Chronograph"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold special 175th Anniversary deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by special 175th Anniversary Patek Philippe fitted box, Certificate of Origin indicating sale of the present watch on June 28, 2016, limited edition certificate, commemoration medal, leather pouch and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Limited to only 400 pieces and first released in 2014 as part of the 175th Anniversary Collection, the reference 5975G features Patek Philippe's highly regarded in-house automatic caliber CH28-520, a column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch. This innovative movement allows the chronograph function to operate at all times with no effect on accuracy, as found in the brand's other contemporary references including the 5980, 5990, and 5960. Instead of the typical counters to totalize the minutes, hours, and seconds, the 5975 has three beautifully executed scales that permit instantaneous measurements: a telemeter to measure distance, a pulsometer to measure heart-rate, and a tachymeter to calculate speed.

    Each hour marker is in the 'obus' form - 'obus' from the French word for artillery shell - adding further vintage elegance to the classically designed dial. Contrasted with the lustrous white gold case, the silvered opaline dial has an enamel-like effect, and the charismatic, stepped Art Deco-style lugs are another pleasing homage to the past. This watch harkens to an era where a man or woman might be called upon to wield any industrial capacity they might possess, with accuracy and panache. Offered in pristine, unworn condition, this wristwatch is bound to delight the lover of all things refined and elegant.

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

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF40,000 - 70,000 

Sold for CHF52,500

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018