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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 5165A-001
    Movement No: 3’905’719
    Case No: 4’858’758
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe clasp
    Dimensions: 38 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Certificate of Origin stamped by Shiy Mei Zai Watch Co. on March 7, 2011, Patek Philippe fitted presentation box, leather certificate holder and product literature

  • Catalogue Essay

    A fine example from the Aquanaut collection, the present lot was created about 14 years after the Aquanaut series debuted. With the reference number 5165A, the present watch features an iconic patterned black dial which has an unmissable sporty chic, in addition to sweep center seconds and date.

    The reference 5165A is not only a versatile watch, but it was also in production for only a very short period of time. In contrast to the preceding reference 5065, the 5165A incorporates an array of exciting new features. Most apparently, the 3 o’clock hour marker is replaced by the date window, making the dial cleaner and more stylish. The outer minute indexes are reduced in size, while the Patek Philippe signature is slightly enlarged. Its signature rubber strap also has a darker tone – an upgrade that further underscores the watch’s dynamic personality.

    Our research shows the present lot is fresh to the auction market, making it an exquisite timepiece to own.

  • 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. 5165A-001
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

38 mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018