Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 5130
    Movement No: 5'685'011
    Case No: 4'597'428
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Dark brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 1 December 2012, Attestation confirming the present watch is part of a limited edition of 25 pieces only produced exclusively for Melchers (Beijing) Limited to commemorate the opening of the Maison Shanghai in October 2012, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, leather portfolio, portfolio photographs of the present watch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This pink gold reference 5131 was made in 25 pieces to celebrate the opening of the Patek Philippe Salon in 2012. The case back is furthermore printed with "Patek Philippe Shanghai Salon Inauguration 2012" to celebrate this special moment. The Shanghai time zone is highlighted in red, denoting the importance of the time zone.

    Never seen at auction thus far, the present watch is fresh to the market and offered in like new condition.

  • 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. 5130
A fine and very rare pink gold worldtime wristwatch with guilloché dial and original certificate, made to commemorate the opening of the Patek Philippe Salon in Shanghai in 2012

Circa 2012
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$550,000 - 850,000 

Sold for HK$700,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016