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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 5316P
    Movement No: 5'176'608
    Case No: 6'266'676
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, R TO 27 PS QR. 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated August 5, 2019, Rate Accuracy Certificate For Patek Philippe Tourbillon Watches dated October 17, 2018, wooden fitted presentation box, additional platinum solid caseback, setting pin, leather portfolio, product literature with glossy photograph, box key, and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Purists have always considered Patek Philippe the pinnacle of master craftsmanship and their complicated timepieces grail watches to own for an important collection. Since the early 1940s when the reference 1526 was released, there has been a long and prestigious line of watches that elicit awe and inspiration, from the 3448 perpetual calendar wristwatch, to the iconic perpetual calendar chronographs, 1518 and 2499, as well as early minute repeating models like the reference 2419. These timepieces are mechanical works of art, which have a functional purpose, and they are a joy to look at the intricacies and quality of their movements.

    With the launch of the reference 5016 in the early 1990s Patek Philippe introduced its most complicated wristwatch to date, featuring a minute repeater, perpetual calendar with retrograde date and tourbillon. Reference 5016 was discontinued in 20111.

    Reference 5316 was introduced in 2017 and is a wonderful successor to the 5016. Featuring, a retrograde perpetual calendar, a tourbillon and a minute repeater with an astounding seraphic chime. The 40 mm platinum case with its downturned stepped lugs is reminiscent of the gorgeous lugs of the iconic reference 2499 and 2497. The flawless black enamel dial with black calendar discs and white gold indexes gives incredible depth and charisma to this marvel of design and technique.

    The present example is the very first reference 5316 to grace the auction market and has all the elements to make it into a true icon, that many will covet but few will be lucky enough to own.

  • 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. 5316P
An extremely rare and important platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar enamel dial wristwatch with tourbillon, retrograde date, moon phases, additional caseback, certificate of origin and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF270,000 - 550,000 

Sold for CHF592,200

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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Head of Watches, Asia
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RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020