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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 5065/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’012’467
    Case No: 4’061’240
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Ole Mathiesen dated 7th June 2000, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 2000 and its subsequent date of sale on 3rd February 2000.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 1997, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut offered collectors an alternative to the Nautilus with a slightly more casual twist. Originally made as a limited edition series via the ref. 5060 adopting a similar case design to the Nautilus, the Aquanaut opted for a smaller case dimension at 36mm diameter. Initially produced with only 1,000 examples, Patek Philippe decided to release the Aquanaut as a regular production model via the ref. 5065, which was also the first Patek Philippe wristwatch to incorporate a rubber strap.

    Earning its nickname the “Jumbo” due to its large dimensions at 37mm diameter, the ref. 5065 was aesthetically similar to its limited edition predecessor, although featuring a transparent sapphire caseback allowing the wearer to enjoy the quality craftsmanship of the cal. 315 SC.

    The present Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5065/1A-001 is certainly a fruitful timepiece to acquire. Preserved in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its original Certificate of Origin, the present timepiece was recently serviced at the Patek Philippe Service Center in Hong Kong, giving the new owner a refreshed and quality example of this coveted reference further confirmed by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives.

  • 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. 5065/1A-001
An attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

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

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$327,600

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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