Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: 5168G-001
    Movement No: 7’489’828
    Case No: 6’518’756
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 26-330 S C, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.2mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Orologeria Pisa Milano dated 11th April 2022, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, leather folio, gloves, loupe, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Making its way onto the scene in 1996, the Aquanaut was first released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the model being the first sports watch by the firm to incorporate a rubber strap. Over the past two decades, the Aquanaut has become an important model in the lineage of the firm and has continued to gain notoriety among collectors globally due to its iconic looks and robustness.

    In 2017, Patek Philippe the ref. 5168G-001 featuring a blue dial with a 42.2mm diameter case to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut. An instant success and extremely well-received at its initial launch, it is still today one of the hardest to obtain references at the boutique.

    Offered in “like new” condition and complete with its full set of accessories, the present example from circa 2022 is a great chance for collectors to skip the long queue at the boutique to acquire an unworn specimen at immediate.

  • 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. 5168G-001
An attractive, rare and “like new” white gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2022
42.2mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$300,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$693,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)