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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 5131G-001
    Movement No: 5’684’617
    Case No: 4’594’182
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Certificate of Origin stamped by Tiffany & Co. Salon on April 22, 2013, Patek Philippe wooden presentation box, leather certificate holder, product literature and Tiffany & Co. outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece, the reference 5131G-001, incorporates distinctive features of two of Patek Philippe’s most desired models: the movement of the reliable World Time reference 5130, and the cloisonné enamel map reminiscent of the vintage world-time reference 1415.

    Initially only available in yellow gold with a map of the Americas, the model was later introduced in white gold featuring a map of Asia, Africa and Europe – as seen in the present watch, and later in pink gold. The reference 5131 is scarce in the public market, as very few are made every year due to the sublime prowess and craftsmanship required to create hand-made cloisonné enamel dials. Uniquely beautiful and extremely fine, the cloisonné enamel of this watch is literally an artwork for the wrist.

    Our research shows that the present lot is fresh to the auction market. This Patek Philippe reference 5131G is completed with a Certificate of Origin stamped by Tiffany & Co. Salon on April 22, 2013, a Patek Philippe wooden presentation box and Tiffany & Co. iconic turquoise-colored outer packaging. Most importantly, the watch is factory sealed, making it an invaluable asset to add to any collection.

  • 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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From an important Asian collector


Ref. 5131G-001
A very fine and rare white gold world time wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, Certificate of Origin, presentation box and Tiffany & Co. packaging, factory sealed

Circa 2013
39.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$600,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$1,025,000

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Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019