A fine yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: 5081
    Movement No: 3'003'456
    Case No: 4'001'591
    Model Name: Neptune
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 315SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 1996 and instruction manual. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial and Roman numerals in 1996 and its subsequent sale on 27 November 1996.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5081 was in production from 1996 to 2002, available in yellow gold only but with variations of gold bracelet and silvered dial. The present watch is fitted with a black dial, perfectly contrasting with the yellow gold case. The dial is further enhanced with applied yellow gold Roman quarter numerals. Fresh to the market and presented in well preserved and excellent overall condition, the present watch is a fine example of this reference.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 5081
A fine yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

百達翡麗,精細,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,配中心秒針及日曆顯示,“Neptune”,型號5081,1996年製

1996
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 90,000 

sold for HK$75,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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