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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 5905/1A
    Movement No: 7'480'425
    Case No: 6'520'060
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 QA 24H, 37 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet stamped "B614AAA" to the endlinks, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philipps double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by "The Henri Stern Watch Agency NY" and dated May 5, 2022, numbered sale tag, setting pin, product literature, wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Combining a flyback chronograph and annual calendar complication, reference 5905 was introduced in 2015. Borrowing aesthetics from annual calendar reference 5205, reference 5905 provided a more complicated upgrade to the beloved model.

    Previously only offered in precious metals, the present watch is the newest iteration of the model cased in stainless steel. Offered with a stunning olive green dial, the result is nothing short of jaw-dropping, a true iteration of sporty luxury. Most notably, the color of the dial is remarkably similar - if not identical - to the cult reference 5711 with olive green dial, further increasing the desirability of the present watch. Moreover, it is accompanied by a three-link bracelet inspired by the Aquanaut, amplifying its sporty elegance. The present watch is only the forth example of the reference to appear at auction.

    Preserved in excellent, virtually "as new" condition - in fact the watch was delivered to the original owner on May 5 - it is accompanied by its Certificate of Origin, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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. 5905/1A
A rare and attractive stainless steel annual calendar chronograph wristwatch with day/night indication, green dial, bracelet, certificate of origin and presentation box

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF63,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022