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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 5170J-001
    Movement No: 5’587’294
    Case No: 4’551’537
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CH 29-535 PS AIG.1, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.4mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3rd March 2012 stamped Sincere Watch Ltd. Singapore, hang tag, factory service box, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The reference 5170J was first introduced in 2010, replacing the 12-year production run of the CH 27-70 powered reference 5070. Perfectly sized at 39.4mm diameter, this elegant chronograph wristwatch marks a return to the subtle classics from the previous large and bold designs. Variants in pink gold, white gold and platinum were subsequently released after the present reference was discontinued in 2013.

    - The 5170 is reminiscent of the archetypal Patek Philippe chronographs with its harmonious case proportions and simple two-register dial layout design. Balancing the inner minute ring and outer pulsometer scale, the 5170J comes with a dial configuration of applied baton hour markers and Roman numerals for 12 and 6 o’clock, which seems to be exclusive to the yellow gold model, harking back to the dials of the reference 1463 “Tasti Tondi” and reference 130. To the best of our knowledge, less than 50 examples of 5170J has appeared publicly in auction to date.

    - The 5170J further boasts the in-house manual winding calibre CH 29-535 PS, the first movement in the history of Patek Philippe to bear the Patek Philippe Seal, attesting to its finesse and reliability. The research and development for the spectacular movement took five years. To the wearer’s delight, the column wheel and clutch lever system can be observed in action amidst the chamfered and polished bridges through the sapphire caseback.

    - Preserved in excellent condition, the present first-generation example encased in yellow gold is complete with its full set of accessories, and offers a rare opportunity to for the discerning collectors to collect a discontinued classic.

  • 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. 5170J-001
A fine and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with pulsation scale, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2012
39.4mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$304,800

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024