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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 5110G-001
    Movement No: 3’213’331
    Case No: 4’180’868
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 2003 and its subsequent date of sale on 29th January 2004.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2000, the Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5110 was the first World Time reference launched since the introduction of the ref. 2523 in 1953. Entering the new millennium with a bang, the ref. 5110 World Time adopting a much more contemporary case measuring 37mm in diameter retaining its iconic inner rotating city wheel originally invented by Louis Cottier.

    The reference was released with four case materials including yellow gold, white gold, pink gold and platinum with each variant featuring a beautifully executed guilloché dial in the center. Extremely practical, the Patek Philippe World Time has become an icon in the world of horology as it is certainly a strong candidate for the best timepiece for jetsetters, allowing the wearer to keep track of both local and home time with just the click of a button located at the 10 O’clock position of the caseband. The reference was discontinued in 2006 making way for the new ref. 5130 featuring a larger 39.5mm diameter case.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5110G is presented in attractive overall condition with minimal signs of use and wear. It is delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece in 2003.

  • 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. 5110G-001
A fine and attractive white gold world time wristwatch with guilloché dial

2003
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 180,000 
€10,700-19,200
$12,800-23,100

Sold for HK$277,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021