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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 5134
    Movement No: 3'087'102
    Case No: 4'255'170
    Model Name: Travel Time (limited edition of 40 pieces for Gübelin)
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215/156, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed, dial further signed Gübelin, caseback inscribed 1854-2004 GUBELIN
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted presentation box, Certificate of Origin and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Whether in the form of worldtimers or dual time models, Patek Philippe’s history and expertise in watches aiming the frequent traveler is unparalleled

    The present reference 5134 is the proud heir to Patek Philippe’s iconic reference 2597 launched in 1958, a watch with an ingenious system based on a design by Louis Cottier. It was made in two versions; the first features an independently adjustable hour hand and the second version, launched in 1962, features an additional hour hand to indicate a second timezone.

    This reference 5134 uses the patented Patek Philippe travel time system, where home time is indicated via a sand blasted silver hand coupled with a 24h indicator placed at 12 o’clock. The pushers on the case side make the hour hand go back or forward in one hour increments for the indication of local time.

    The present lot in untouched condition, cased in platinum is part of a 40 piece limited edition made in 2004 in celebration of Gübelin’s 150th anniversary as evidenced by the prestigious retailer’s signature on the dial next to Patek Philippe’s.

    During its recent history Patek Philippe has made special anniversary pieces for only a handful of its trusted retail partners. The present lot made for Gübelin, one of Switzerland’s oldest and most prestigious retailers founded in 1854, presents a superb opportunity to own such a rare and elegant timepiece.

  • 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. 5134
A fine and rare platinum limited edition dual time wristwatch made for the 150th anniversary of Gübelin

37mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed, dial further signed Gübelin, caseback inscribed 1854-2004 GUBELIN

CHF18,000 - 38,000 

Sold for CHF31,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017