Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 5168G
    Movement No: 7'259'129
    Case No: 6'339'230
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.324SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.2mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 11 November 2019, leather wallet, product literature, fitted box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Aquanaut reference 5168G was launched originally in 2017 in celebration of the model's 20th anniversary and came not only with a new case size of 42.2mm but also a new white gold case adding an extra layer of stealth luxury appeal.

    The reference 5168 with khaki dial was presented in 2019 and immediately became unobtainable with waiting lists dragging on into multiple years.

    In fact the present example with its khaki dial is the perfect iteration of the Aquanaut that is believed to have been originally made upon commission for the armed forces - of a country that has remained anonymous – thus explaining the grenade like pattern on the dial.

    The present 5168G is overall excellent condition and complete with its 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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Ref. 5168G
A sporty and elegant white gold wristwatch with certificate of origin and presentation box

42.2mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for CHF88,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022