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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5159G-001
    Movement No: 3’720’106
    Case No: 4’429’258
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S-QR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by retailer Uhren Bijouterie Stäuble, Switzerland, leather folio, instruction manual, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Supremely elegant, the reference 5159 is the successor of the highly collectible ref. 5050 and 5059. Featuring an intriguing complication in the form of a perpetual calendar with retrograde fly back date, the models are one of the very few perpetual calendar to bear the feature of a sweep seconds mechanism.

    Launched in 2006, the reference 5159 inherits the distinct DNA of its predecessors with the beautifully designed officer’s style case with a specially integrated hinged case back and linear lugs with screwed pins. Powered by the same caliber as ref. 5059 with a 2mm larger case at 38mm diameter, the timepiece housed with cal. 315 S-QR in its modest size sits gracefully on the wrist. Fitted with an exceptional opaline-silvered dial and further embellished with black elongated roman numerals, it accentuates the hand guillochéd starbust from the center in every direction. Discontinued recently by the firm in 2020, the present example in 18K white gold offered by the original owner is charmed with timeless understated perfection.

  • 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. 5159G-001
A fine and attractive white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moon phases, retrograde dates, leap year indication, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2008
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$215,000 - 387,000 
€23,100-41,600
$27,600-49,600

Sold for HK$352,800

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