A rare and attractive white gold limited edition worldtime wristwatch with moonphases, anniversary medal and box, certificate and product literature

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5575G
    Movement No: 5'881'144
    Case No: 6'026'348
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU LU, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by special 175th Anniversary fitted box, Certificate of Origin, limited edition attestation, anniversary medal, product literature and leather wallet.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe celebrated their 175th anniversary in 2014, and to commemorate this remarkable milestone, released a series of impressive references, all limited editions, epitomizing the horological mastery that has led to the enduring success of this esteemed manufacture. The reference 5575 is no exception, being the first timepiece in which Patek Philippe combined a world time complication with a moon phase following the lunar cycle. Patek Philippe engineered an entirely new caliber for this timepiece (and the corresponding ladies' version, the reference 7175 in rose gold), the caliber 240 HU LU ("heures universelle lune"), an ultra-thin automatic movement with a 22 karat gold microrotor.

    The moon itself is highly realistic, yet no less elegant, and is stunning against a nocturnal starry sky, the whole skyscape made possible by a complex and intricate metallization of the two moonphase discs. Instead of Paris, Geneva represents Central European Time on the external rotating disc, a nod to Patek Philippe's Swiss heritage. The hour hand is in the form of the Southern Cross, a constellation often used for navigation, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere where it is visible for the entire year. Cased in elegant white gold, this example is presented in like new condition, complete with all of its original accoutrements.

  • 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. 5575G
A rare and attractive white gold limited edition worldtime wristwatch with moonphases, anniversary medal and box, certificate and product literature

2015
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF50,000 - 100,000 
€42,900-85,700
$52,900-106,000

sold for CHF112,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

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