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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 5131/1P
    Movement No: 7'176'012
    Case No: 6'264'624
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated January 17, 2020, Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts Certificate of Authenticity, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in the early 1930s, World Time models have historically been one of the most coveted creations ever produced by Patek Philippe. The modern version today remains highly collectible and is made even more impressive due to the vibrant cloisonné enamel map at the center of the dial. The art of cloisonné enamel requires exceptional skill, and thus these works of art are incredibly rare to come by.

    The World Time enamel wristwatch reference 5131 was chronologically produced in various metals from 2008 in yellow gold, followed by white gold in 2009, pink gold in 2014 and finally platinum in 2017. Fitted with a heavy and impressive platinum bracelet, reference 5131/1P is regarded as one of the most sought after Patek Philippe references since its launch. Recently discontinued in 2021, the demand for these wonderful world time wristwatches are ever growing.

    The present example, delivered in 2020 is preserved in barely worn condition and is accompanied by all its original 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. 5131/1P
An exceptional and very well-preserved platinum world time wristwatch with bracelet, cloisonné enamel dial depicting the North Pole, certificate of origin, and presentation box

39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for CHF151,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022