Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 5235G-001
    Movement No: 5’970’592
    Case No: 6’209’560
    Model Name: Regulator
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 31-260 REG QA, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped The Hour Glass (HK) Limited dated 7th March 2018, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, setting pin, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Well-received by collectors since its introduction at the Baselworld 2012, the Patek Philippe Regulator ref. 5235 was the firm’s first of its kind. Unique in its own respect, the aesthetics of the timepiece is not just refreshing but extremely well executed featuring a vertical two-tone dial with silver brushed finish and blue accents.

    Although the appeal is a first, an experienced eye may notice the similarities of the case compared among the legendary refs. 3448 and 3540 nicknamed the “Padellone” meaning “frying pan” in Italian. Defined by its sharp edges with brushed casebands and its iconic pointy lugs, the ref. 5235 is truly an understated masterpiece. Elegant, refreshing and technically sound, the movement was especially designed for this reference and is similar in architecture to no other caliber made by the brand. Notably, it is the first serially produced Patek Philippe caliber to incorporate three silicon components developed by the Advance Research department: a silicon escape wheel, a silicon anchor and a silicon balance spring.

    With the present reference discontinued recently, it was replaced by an example in pink gold. The present example from circa 2018 is offered in attractive overall condition and is complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 5235G-001
A fine and attractive white gold annual calendar wristwatch with two-tone silvered regulator dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2018
40.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$302,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021