A rare and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with annual calendar, power reserve indication, original certificate and box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2009
    Reference No: 5960
    Movement No: 3'505'925
    Case No: 4'492'600
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 28-520/521, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold deployant clasp signed Patek Philippe
    Dimensions: 40.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Patek Philippe fitted box, Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2009 and its subsequent sale on August 4, 2009

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 5960, first launched in 2006 in a platinum case, was a milestone for the prestigious Geneva brand as it featured the manufacture's first self-winding chronograph movement. Furthermore, it was designed with a disruptive and exuberant style, which Patek Philippe had not previously displayed. The dial had a large “bull’s eye”-type subsidiary chronograph counter at the bottom half of the dial, with night and day indication, and three large calendar apertures at the top. The reference became an immediate success with wait lists for those wishing to acquire one. The pink gold version, like the present lot, was introduced in 2009 and remained in production for only five years until 2014. At Basel 2014, Patek Philippe announced they had discontinued production of the 5960 in platinum and pink gold, and were now offering the watch in stainless steel. This change was another departure for the famed brand, since they rarely made complicated wristwatches in stainless steel.
    The large 40.5 mm rose gold case of the present example is masculine and impressive. The automatic movement and annual calendar functions provide useful elements that make this Patek Philippe model an ideal, complicated timepiece to be worn on a daily basis.

  • 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. 5960
A rare and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with annual calendar, power reserve indication, original certificate and box

2009
40.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 60,000 
€36,700-55,100
$41,200-61,800

sold for CHF51,250

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Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016