Patek Philippe - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 5066/1A-010
    Movement No: 3’030’775
    Case No: 4’106’316
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 170 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5066 made its debut in 1997 and was notably the first model from the brand to come with a rubber strap.

    - Initially released as a limited series with only 1,000 pieces, this watch draws considerable design cues from its predecessor, the Nautilus. The Aquanaut ref. 5066 features a distinctive rounded octagonal bezel and is crafted with a precisely made 36mm diameter case that consists of three parts and is waterproof.

    - It is equipped with the in-house cal. 330 SC, which was standard for the early versions of this reference. Later iterations, such as this particular piece, boast a sapphire crystal caseback, showcasing the beautifully crafted self-winding movement.

    - Exuding a quintessential vintage charm, this watch stands out as a highly desirable addition to any collection. Fresh-to-the-market and consigned by its original owner, the present Aquanaut was acquired as a gift to his wife in 2000. Seldomly worn, the consigner hopes that the next owner of this extraordinary timepiece will cherish it as much as they have. Reminding us that watches are also bearers of stories, love, and memories.

  • 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. 5066/1A-010
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, center seconds and bracelet

Circa 2000
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$95,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$241,300

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

19 - 26 March 2024