Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: 5080/001
    Movement No: 3’005’021
    Case No: 4’001’938
    Model Name: “Neptune”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped King Fook Gold & Jewellery, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1996 and its subsequent date of sale on 19th March 1997.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1996, the Patek Philippe ref. 5080 “Neptune” was the firm’s new luxury sports watch after the launch of the Nautilus in the 1970’s. Encased in stainless steel with a newly designed bracelet specific to the model, the watch had its own distinct appeal. Measuring 36.5mm diameter, the two-piece waterproof case seems larger with oversized crown guards. Stainless steel examples of the reference were launched with three dial variations, copper colored, black and white.

    The present example from 1996 is fitted with a copper colored "salmon" dial encased in stainless steel and is one of the very first examples of the reference. Furthermore, it is accompanied by the full set of accessories as well as a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its dial and its production in 1996. The reference was discontinued in 2002.

  • 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. 5080/001
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, center seconds, “salmon” dial, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

36.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$80,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020