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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 5065/1A
    Movement No: 3'256'333
    Case No: 4'138'993
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Two stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasps
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 27, 2005, unused additional rubber strap, tag, product literature, leather wallet, slip case, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1997, the Aquanaut presented a newer and more casual alternative to the Nautilus. While the Aquanaut was originally made as a limited series, the model was put into regular production with the release of the reference 5065A. At the time of launch, it was the first Patek Philippe wristwatch to be fitted with a rubber strap.

    Nicknamed the ‘Jumbo’ because of its large 37mm case diameter, reference 5065 revealed the once-concealed self-winding calibre 315 SC through a sapphire display caseback.

    The present early reference 5065/1A-001 is unlike any of the future models. It is the only variant of the reference ever sold as a package that included both the rubber composite strap and steel bracelet, an option much loved.

    Most impressively, it is offered as a full set with its Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 27, 2005, additional rubber strap, product literature, leather wallet, slip case, 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. 5065/1A
An attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, additional rubber strap, certificate of origin and presentation box

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019