Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: X Geneva Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5930G
    Movement No: 5'919'831
    Case No: 6'164'493
    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 dated January 23, 2017, leather wallet, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 5930 merges two of Patek Philippe’s most coveted and desirable complications: a worldtime with a chronograph.

    Patek Philippe has a long history with worldtime watches. It was in fact one of the very first brands to embrace this complication as early as the beginning of the 1930s.

    In 1940 Patek Philippe created a unique reference 1415 HU in yellow gold where the worldtime saw the addition of a chronograph. Most probably made on special order, the uniting of these two complications as a serially made timepiece did not see the light of day until 2016 with the presentation of reference 5930, which also happens to have a flyback function.

    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.

    In almost unworn condition and presented as a full set will all accessories, the 5930 offers a unique mix of complications from a brand who most probably first introduced them in a wristwatch. It is offered with its Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated January 23, 2017, invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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
A fine, rare and unusual white gold world time chronograph wristwatch with certificate of origin and presentation box

39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF60,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019