Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5235G
    Movement No: 5'727'824
    Case No: 4'690'111
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 31-260, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 12 August, 2015, product literature, leather wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Making noise since its introduction in Baselworld 2012, the reference 5235 Regulator was Patek Philippe’s first ever wristwatch of its kind. Featuring a two-tone brushed silvered dial with blue accents in a symmetrical vertical dial layout, it is unique in its own aspect.

    One of the unsung heroes of modern watchmaking, the model is remarkable both under an aesthetic and a mechanical point of view. Aesthetically, the case strongly echoes that of hallowed ref. 3448 (and its evolution ref. 3450), defined by sharp, futuristic shapes - in this instance however to a modern 40mm diameter. The dial two-tone is a masterpiece of design, superbly elegant and enormously understated. Even the Patek Philippe signature is subtly engraved on the dial, rather than etched, amplifying the understated nature of the watch.

    The movement was especially designed for this reference and is similar in architecture to no other calibre made by the brand. Notably, it is the first serially produced Patek Philippe calibre to incorporate three silivon components developed by the Advance Research department: a silicon escape wheel, a silicon anchor and a silicon balance spring.

    Preserved in excellent condition and offered without reserve, the present example in white gold is no longer in production as it is replaced with a pink gold version. Adding to its attraction, the present excellent example is further accompanied by the full set of accessories.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5235G
A fine and rare white gold annual calendar wristwatch with two-tone silvered regulator dial, certificate of origin and presentation box

40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for CHF40,320

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020