Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: 5968A-001
    Movement No: 7'187'952
    Case No: 6'279'516
    Model Name: Aquanaut Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 32 jewels, stamped with Patek Philippe Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Tropic rubber Patek Philippe strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 27 October 2018, additional Patek Philippe black tropic strap, hangtag, setting pin, instruction manual, product literature, leather wallet, fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Officially announced at Baselworld in 2018, the Patek Philippe reference 5968A was the first Aquanaut model to be fitted with a chronograph function. Featuring a striking orange colourful dial and tropical rubber strap, the timepiece is certain to appeal to a younger demographic interested in contemporary and sporty chronographs.

    Cased at 42mm in diameter, even with the addition of the two chronograph pushers, the case remains intact, compact, and comfortable on the wrist. Sporty yet well balanced inside the watch beats the well-known in-house calibre CH 28-520. Further featuring a flyback function, the movement displays all the classical Patek’s delicacies, such as the Gyromax and Spiromax technologies, as well as the Patek Philippe Seal.

    The present timepiece, in almost "like-new" condition from 2018, comes with its original Patek Philippe fitted presentation box, outer packaging, additional strap, service box and certificate of origin.

  • 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. 5968A-001
A highly sought after and sporty stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, certificate of origin and presentation box

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and clasp signed.

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF107,950

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023