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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 5066/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’029’461
    Case No: 4’097’994
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Philippe stainless steel bracelet, max length 160 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Patek Philippe stainless steel double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with original Patek Philippe Guarantee signed by Watches of Switzerland Ltd. London, brown leather Patek Philippe certificate holder and product literature. Accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2000 and its subsequent sale on February 24, 2000

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1997 and in production until 2006, the Patek Philippe reference 5066/1A-001 was released with rubber strap, stainless steel Aquanaut bracelet (like the present lot), and in gold until 2003. The 5066 features a black dial with a square pattern on it that exudes the unmissable 80s retro chic.

    The present watch is accompanied with an original certificate signed by Watches of Switzerland Ltd., a retailer in Bond Street, London. With the perfect retro flare, the present lot is definitely a significant asset to any watch collection. Our research shows that the present lot is fresh to the market, making it an exquisite timepiece to possess.

  • 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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THIS LOT IS TO BE SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5066/1A-001
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds, bracelet and Certificate of Origin

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

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 100,000 
€6,600-11,000
$7,700-12,800

Sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018