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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: 5065A
    Movement No: 3’257’410
    Case No: 4’278’418
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted presentation box and service invoice.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Debuted in 1997, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut offered collectors an alternative to the Nautilus with an elevated sporty aesthetic. Initially produced as a limited series of 1,000 pieces, the Aquanaut ref. 5060 opted for a similar case design to its elder brother with a smaller case dimension of 36mm in diameter. It became an instant hit among both young and seasoned enthusiasts, resulting in the subsequent conception of the standard issued ref. 5065, marking the firm’s inaugural wristwatch to incorporate a now-signature rubber strap.

    Known as the “Jumbo” due to its large dimensions at 37mm diameter, the ref. 5065 inherited the distinct design DNA from the ref. 5060 while also featuring a transparent sapphire caseback, inviting the wearer to admire the exquisite architecture of the cal. 315 SC.

    The present Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5065A is the 77th example to have resurfaced onto the market and is certainly a fruitful timepiece to acquire. Preserved in excellent overall condition, this example was recently serviced at a Patek Philippe authorised service center in Singapore, giving the new owner a refreshed and quality example of this coveted reference.

  • 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. 5065A
An attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date and presentation box

Circa 2000s
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$160,000 - 310,000 

Sold for HK$330,200

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Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches

Hong Kong Auction 25 May 2023