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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 5565A
    Movement No: 3'559'717
    Case No: 4'409'514
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215 PS, 18 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated April 13, 2007 and stamped by Salons Patek Philippe de Genève, limited edition Attestation dated April 13, 2007, original invoice date April 13, 2007, commemorative medal, product literature, leather wallet and commemorative presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2006, Patek Philippe launched Reference 5565 in celebration of the re-opening of the newly renovated Geneva boutique. Unlike most Patek Phillipe watch cases which are made of precious metal, this watch was conceived in stainless steel with a special engraving on the caseback “Patek Philippe Geneve 1839-1982-2006”, marking three important dates within the history of Patek Philippe: the founding of the company, the original opening of the Geneva Salon, and the Salon reopening celebrated by the present watch. The reference was limited to only 300 pieces and exclusively available through the Geneva boutique. The steel case combined with the limited availability make this watch of the most coveted time-only modern Patek Philippe creations.

    Inspired by the design of reference 565 (launched in 1938 as the first waterproof watch from the famous Geneva based watchmaker), this model manages to reinterpret the Patek Philippe historical heritage with a contemporary vibe: the case architecture is basically the same as that of ref. 565, but with an increased diameter, and the two-tone dial harkens back to the sectorial dials of the 1930s. . Fitted with the caliber 215 PS, it perfectly exemplifies the know-how and finesse the Genevan brand is best-known for.

    The present watch is preserved in excellent condition and is accompanied by its Patek Philippe Certificate, Attestation, commemorative medal, product literature, leather wallet and presentation box, and - a true rarity given the discretion Patek Phillippe clients usually demand - the original purchase invoice.

    A true modern classic for the connoisseur of fine and rare timepieces.

  • 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. 5565A
A highly rare and collectible stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone luminous dial, engraved case back, original certificate, attestation and presentation box, made to celebrate the re-opening of the Patek Philippe boutique in Geneva in 2006

36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF47,880

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021