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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 5230G-001
    Movement No: 7’013’391
    Case No: 6’164’114
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Certificate of Origin stamped by Emperor Watch & Jewellery (HK) Co. on May 16, 2018, Patek Philippe wooden fitted presentation box, leather certificate holder, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    For the reference 5230, Patek Philippe imbibed the classic design of its earlier models, and relaunched the famous world time watch with a gorgeous and carefully designed white gold case, in addition to a breathtakingly mesmerizing, hand-crafted guilloché dial.

    The hour and minute hands of the present watch display local time in the middle of the dial. Surrounding it are two fascinating rings, the outer ring with the names of 24 metropolises that stand for 24 time zones, the inner ring with a 24-hour scale featuring a brighter part with a sun symbol for the daytime hours and a darker one with a moon symbol for the nocturnal hours. Eliminating the need to calculate time differences or to stop the watch and move the hands, the wearer can conveniently reset the time zone by making use of the push piece at 10 o’clock. The setting is complete when the city that stands for the destination time zone is at the top of the dial.

    Beautiful and extremely useful, the world time mechanism was a significant breakthrough in the history of horology. Completed with a Certificate of Origin and a wooden presentation box, this is a rare chance for any watch collectors to possess a piece that represents horological finesse at its best.

  • 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. 5230G-001
A very fine white gold world time wristwatch with guilloché dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2018
38.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$160,000 - 230,000 

Sold for HK$206,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018