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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 5167/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’907’273
    Case No: 4’709’531
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C AIG.3, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.8mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Zong Chong Watch Co. Ltd. dated 1st July 2009, instruction manual, product literature and leather folio.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Inspired by the Nautilus, the Aquanaut, released in 1997, was an attempt to attract a younger audience to the world of watch collecting. The result was nothing short of spectacular, and the collection has since become a favorite among enthusiasts of luxury sports watches. It marked a significant milestone for Patek Philippe as it was their first-time incorporating rubber straps into their timepieces, a remarkable leap from their traditional watchmaking heritage.

    - In 2007, Patek Philippe introduced the reference 5167, a decade after the debut of the original Aquanaut 5060. The diameter was enlarged to a contemporary 40.8mm, further enhancing its sporty profile and aesthetic appeal. The current iteration however, features a new three-link bracelet with satin-finished center links, less commonly seen compared to the rubber strap versions available in the market.

    - The current watch also bears the prestigious "Geneva seal" which belongs to one of the earlier production batches before Patek Philippe transitioned to their own "PP seal". Fresh to the market, it remains in excellent overall condition and continues to be highly sought-after in the market, thanks to its incredible design and remarkable wearability.

  • 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. 5167/1A-001
A fine stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet and Certificate of Origin

Circa 2009
40.8mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$304,800

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

19 - 26 March 2024