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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 5975G
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH28-250, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Philippe crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With wooden Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary fitted presentation box, Certificate of Origin dated 24 November 2015, Patek Philippe Attestation, hang tags, anniversary medallion, leather envelop product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe celebrated their 175th anniversary in 2014 with the release of new models ranging from the artistic to the complicated watches. The reference 5975 looks similar to the classic chronograph, but it is something completely different and modern. The watch is the first automatic chronograph produced by the brand, and the first without registers or subsidiary dials. Patek Philippe created a new dial with “multi-scales” including pulsometer, telemeter and tachometer. This dial is reminiscent of the 20th century when multi-scale dials were popular with the military especially during World War II. Without registers, this watch is not so much a chronograph but more a calculating tool with one able to take a pulse, calculate a distance or a speed. Patek Philippe released 400 limited edition timepieces each in yellow, white and pink gold, and 100 in platinum.

    In like new condition and new to the market, the present watch is complete with original certificate of origin, presentation box, anniversary medallion and hangs tags. The solid back reads "175th Anniversary 1839-2014", and the 40mm diameter case is the perfect size to accommodate the new dial. It has a clean visible appeal, and easy to read. The reference 5975G set a new standard for traditional watchmaking, and while modern in production, it is vintage in spirit.

  • 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. 5975G
An extremely attractive limited edition white gold “Multi-Scale” chronograph wristwatch made to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe

Circa 2014
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$340,000 - 640,000 

Sold for HK$525,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

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