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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 5131G-010
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3rd February 2016, product literature, instruction manual, hangtag, leather folio, slip case, fitted presentation box and 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 launched in 2008, the model was only available in yellow gold with a map of the Americas, the model was later introduced in 2009 in white gold featuring a map of Asia, Africa and Europe – as seen in the present watch, and 2014 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.

    In this example, the vibrant cloisonné enamel center disc depicts Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania in a wonderful array of blues, greens, browns, and yellows all outlined in fine ribbons of gold. Its 24-hour city ring features La Paz, Caracas and Riyadh, while models 2010 will instead feature Dubai and Moscow as representatives of their respective time zone. A well-balanced 39.5mm in diameter, this modern horological masterpiece marries the old and the new perfectly, and is sure to be the perfect companion for the well-travelled connoisseur.

    Adding sublime attractiveness to the present example is the condition, double-factory sealed, unused and kept untouched by the original owner as the day it left the manufacture. This fresh-to-the-market example is extremely rare opportunity for connoisseurs to acquire an important discontinued piece.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 5131G-010
A very fine and exceedingly rare white gold world time wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, double factory sealed

Circa 2016
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$520,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$1,008,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021