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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 5565A-001
    Movement No: 1'901'704
    Case No: 4'381'641
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215 PS, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Patek Philippe Salons de Genève dated 20th January 2007, limited edition Attestation dated 20th January 2007, product literature, commemorative coin, leather portfolio, fitted commemorative presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2006, Patek Philippe unveiled the reference 5565 to commemorate the grand reopening of its renovated Geneva boutique. This exceptional timepiece, limited to just 300 pieces and exclusively available through the Geneva boutique, stands out with its stainless steel case—a departure from the brand's typical use of precious metals. Adorning the caseback is a special engraving “Patek Philippe Geneve 1839-1982-2006” marking three pivotal dates in Patek Philippe's history: the company's founding in 1839, the original opening of the Geneva Salon in 1982, and the celebrated reopening in 2006. The steel case combined with the limited availability make this watch of the most coveted time-only modern Patek Philippe creations.

    Drawing inspiration from one of the first waterproof Patek Philippe wristwatches, the reference 565, the present anniversary timepiece reinterprets the historical heritage of the Swiss maison with a contemporary touch: its 36mm diameter and two-tone dial echoing the elegance of 1930s sectorial dials. Powered by the esteemed caliber 215 PS, it perfectly exemplifies the know-how and finesse Patek Philippe is best-known for.

    Preserved in impeccable condition, this example of the reference 5565 comes complete with its Patek Philippe Certificate, Attestation, commemorative medal, product literature, leather wallet, and presentation box. A true modern classic, it is a prized possession for discerning collectors of fine and rare timepieces.

  • 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. 5565A-001
A highly rare and collectible stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone luminous dial, engraved case back, original certificate, attestation and presentation box, made to celebrate the re-opening of the Patek Philippe boutique in Geneva in 2006

36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF40,640

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024