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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 5951
    Movement No: 5'251'174
    Case No: 4'551'179
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, CHR 27-525 PS Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 2012, additional case back, setting pin, instruction manual, product literature, polishing cloth, leather wallet, slip case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5951 was introduced to the market at the Baselworld Fair in 2010. The present watch, encased in platinum, features many interesting elements that render it an exceptional timepiece. The first is the bold dial design; the watch is fitted with a black dial with silvered subsidiary dials and red chronograph hands, giving the watch a very charming and contemporary look that greatly enhances its appeal to collectors.
    The second is the single-button split second chronograph mechanism, which is the main feature of the watch. The watch is powered by the calibre CHR 27-525 PS, which is the thinnest column-wheel-controlled split seconds chronograph movement ever created by Patek Philippe. It enables the wearer to operate the split-seconds chronograph via the crown and gives the watch a fresh, modern, yet elegant appeal.
    The third is the cushion-shaped case design; cushion-shaped perpetual calendar single-button split seconds chronograph movements by Patek Philippe is extremely limited and exceedingly rare.
    Complete with all accessories, this very refined reference 5951 wristwatch combines watchmaking’s most sought after complications and is increasingly popular amongst avid collectors.

  • 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. 5951
An extremely fine and very rare platinum perpetual calendar single-button split seconds chronograph cushion-shaped wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indicator, day and night display, original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box

Circa 2012
37.5 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$2,400,000 - 4,000,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016