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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 5131R-001
    Movement No: 5’894’588
    Case No: 6’060’475
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Kamine Torroad Store Hyogo, Japan dated 2nd August 2015, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2015, the Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5131R-001 features the firm’s highly appreciated cloisonné enamel dial depicting continents of the world map.

    First innovated by Louis Cottier in the early 1930s, the world’s first world time watch featured an hour and minute hand linked to a 24-hour ring and bordered by an additional city ring featuring cities encompassing its 24 various time zones depicted all on a single dial. A genius design and mechanism, today, the basic concept of the world time wristwatch remains unchanged.

    Patek Philippe has created some of the most important world time timepieces throughout its years, with its first world time wristwatch reference via the coveted ref. 1415 released in the 1940s and the iconic and much appreciated ref. 2523 “Double Crown”. Fast forward to the 21st century, the first contemporary world time reference was launched in 2000 via ref. 5110 to commemorate the new millennium. Six years later, the ref. 5130 was introduced featuring essentially the same caliber though with a larger case size at 39.5mm diameter. The ref. 5131 was launched in four metals including yellow gold, white gold, pink gold and platinum.

    The present example Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5131R-001 features a beautiful cloisonné enamel dial depicting the continents of Asia, Americas and Oceana. Fresh-to-the-market, the present example from circa 2015 is offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition.

  • 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. 5131R-001
A very fine and attractive pink gold world time wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2015
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$700,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$1,134,000

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

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022