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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2002
    Reference No: 5066/1A-010
    Movement No: 3’032’773
    Case No: 4’151’861
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 23rd September 2003 stamped Zurich Watch Co. Ltd., instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture for the present timepiece in 2002 and its subsequent date of sale on 12th February 2003.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 1997, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5066 was the very first wristwatch from the manufacturer to be fitted with a rubber strap. Introduced as a limited edition of 1,000 pieces at first, the well-received model was launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the celebrated Nautilus. Bearing much inspiration from the Nautilus, the Aquanaut is fitted with a similar rounded-octagonal bezel with a finely executed 36mm diameter three-piece waterproof case.

    Powered by the cal. 330 SC, same as early examples of the reference from the late 1990s, later examples were fitted with sapphire casebacks proudly displaying the robust self-winding caliber with straight line lever escapement with a solid gold rotor. The present example from 2002 is offered with the full set of accessories and it is further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its subsequent date of sale on February 12th 2003.

  • 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 rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$201,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020