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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 5110J-001
    Movement No: 3’212’481
    Case No: 4’156’297
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2004 and its subsequent date of sale on 26th November, 2004, travel pouch and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Patek Philippe's World Time timepieces are among the most recognizable watches in their entire lineage. The story began in the 1930s when Geneva-based watchmaker Louis Cottier collaborated with Patek Philippe to create their very own World Time mechanism, resulting in the release of the legendary reference 1415 in 1939.

    - The successor to this model, the reference 2523, had a relatively short production span and was discontinued in the 1950s. However, it remains highly cherished by World Time enthusiasts, and its legendary status has been firmly established through record-breaking auction results.

    - Fast forward to the year 2000, and Patek Philippe finally introduced another serially produced World Time reference, incorporating notable upgrades from its predecessors. Instead of featuring an additional crown for setting the local city, this new patented mechanism allows the wearer to set the local time zone with a gentle push. The guilloche pattern on the dial further enhances the depth and sophistication of the watch, creating a mesmerizing visual appeal.

    - Designed for frequent travelers or anyone who appreciates the aesthetics of a world timer, the 37mm case sits elegantly on the wrist and is destined to become a future 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. 5110J-001
A fine and attractive yellow gold world time wristwatch with guilloché dial

37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$215,900

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

19 - 26 March 2024