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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 5975G-001
    Movement No: 5'905'884
    Case No: 4'684'829
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. Ch 28-520, 29 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Salon Patek Philippe Genève and dated September 15, 2016, limited edition Attestation, commemorative medal, Anniversary box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2014 Patek Philippe - founded in 1839 - turned 175 years old. A restricted selection of commemorative pieces were released as limited editions, among which the present reference 5975.

    One of only 400 pieces made, the present watch is fresh to the market and offered by its original owner. A marriage of tradition and modernity, it features a generous 40mm case of very complex construction, defined by the heavily stepped lugs. The design of its chronographic complication harkens back to the multi-scale chronographs of the first half of the 20th century. Devoid of a minute counter, it is effectively a 1-minute chronograph, thus intended to be used only in conjunction with the multi-scale dial to measure either speed (tachymeter scale), distance (telemeter scale) or pulsation (pulsometer scale). The fact that such an utilitarian complication is found on such an elegant watch, and an Anniversary piece on top of that, betrays a surprising amount of irony, quite unusual considered the brand.

  • 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-001
A very fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale dial, Certificate, Attestation, medal and box. Part of a 400-pieces limited edition

Circa 2016
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$312,000 - 468,000 

Sold for HK$387,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019