Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 5160R-001
    Movement No: 5’750’331
    Case No: 4’621’905
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philipe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Mitsukoshi Dept. Takamatsu Store Kagawa, Japan dated 28th February 2014, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The art of engraving requires extreme precision and finesse. To bring an engraving to life, the artist first sketches his vision on thin paper, then delicately carves the contours and lines on precious metal using a burin. At the same time, he or she carefully balances and rotates the object to ensure the engraving is done perfectly. While spirals and scrolls are usually the artisan’s pattern of choice, leaves and flowers are also popular motifs.

    It is to no surprise that Patek Philippe is often the name that appears whenever the term craftsmanship is mentioned. Reminiscent of their 20th century works of time, the ref. 5160 is the firm’s answer to keeping their traditional roots in hand featuring a fully hand-engraved case with a classic “officers”-style case equipped with a hinged back. An exquisite timepiece, the ref. 5160 features a perpetual calendar interpreted in regulator style. Replacing the ref. 5159 in 2013, the ref. 5160 was first released in pink gold with roman numerals. It was then replaced by the ref. 5160 in white gold featuring Breguet numerals.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5160R-001 from circa 2014 belongs to the early edition of the reference. Well-preserved and accompanied by its original certificate and presentation box, this is arguably one of the most underrated complicated Patek Philippe models.

  • 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. 5160R-001
An extremely fine, attractive and rare pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year with hand-engraved “officer”-style case, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2014
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$625,000 - 1,100,000 
€73,200-129,000
$80,100-141,000

Sold for HK$1,386,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022