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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 5960/1A-010
    Movement No: 7’064’301
    Case No: 6’097’884
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 19th June 2018, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released in 2006, the Patek Philippe ref. 5960 was the firm’s first self-winding annual calendar chronograph wristwatch utilizing an in-house movement. While being the first among all is an important milestone, the design and aesthetics of the reference was totally fresh. Initially launched in platinum with an ashen gray dial, the reference was released in various precious metals over the years including pink gold and white gold. In 2014, Patek Philippe released a stainless steel example featuring the firm’s signature rice bead bracelet fitted with a white dial with strong black accents giving the reference a totally refreshed contemporary appeal.

    In 2017, Patek Philippe released another stainless steel variant with a bracelet featuring a black dial and was discontinued shortly after in 2018 with a production spanning just shy of a year. In recent times, the Patek Philippe ref. 5690/1A with a black dial is among one of the most sought after references due to its short-lived production and its contemporary sporty look. With a successful design boasting a clean appeal, the dial is uncluttered as it optimizes a “bull’s eye” register that combines the traditional three counters in one. With three apertures on top of the dial indicating the day, date and month, the legibility and practicality of the ref. 5960 is simply excellent.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5960 in stainless steel features the rare and desirable black dial. Offered in excellent overall condition with an uninterrupted case and a clean bracelet, the present example from circa 2018 is further complete with its full set of accessories. A perfect watch for daily wear, compatible with any outfit for all occasions.

  • 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. 5960/1A-010
An attractive and rare stainless steel annual calendar flyback chronograph wristwatch with black dial, power reserve indication, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2018
40.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 480,000 
€26,000-51,900
$30,800-61,500

Sold for HK$819,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021