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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 5930G-001
    Movement No: 5'920'515
    Case No: 6'134'415
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 HU, 38 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by London retailer Wempe and dated October 8, 2016, Wempe invoice dated October 8, 2016, product literature, leather document holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The world time complication is one of Patek Philippe's specialties. In fact, the company was one of the very first to adopt the 24-hour and city rings invented by watchmaker Louis Cottier starting from the early 1930s. Three vintage references were serially produced until the early 1960s, then no more world time wristwatch left Patek Philippe workshops until the 1990s. The reference was then rediscovered and has since been present in Patek Philippe catalogue and has carved itself a special place in the hearts of Patek Philippe collectors.

    One of Patek Philippe’s most fascinating vintage timepieces is a unique piece residing in the Patek Philippe museum: a yellow gold world time chronograph wristwatch. Following the footsteps of this historical reference, the company launched in 2016 the first serially produced world time wristwatch with an additional complication, as seen in the present reference 5930. Produced so far exclusively in white gold, it strikes the beholder with the elegant design of its dial. A discreet silver fixed ring with the chronograph fifth of a second divisions has been added between the mobile city and 24-hour rings, and the 30 minutes counter is placed at 6 o’ clock. In a final touch of sophistication, the central disc of the dial is decorated with a superbly executed guilloché pattern.

    Uniting the modern tradition of Patek Philippe and its most historical roots, reference 5930 is without a doubt a fascinating timepiece which will most probably be regarded as a landmark model for years to come.

  • 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. 5930G-001
A fine, rare and unusual white gold world time chronograph wristwatch with certificate, invoice and box

39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF62,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019