Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 5990/1A-001
    Movement No: 5'855'230
    Case No: 6'030'925
    Model Name: Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, Cal. 28-520, 34 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet stamped ""A384FBP", max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3rd January 2015, product literature, instruction manual, setting pin, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The combination of a travel time complication and a chronograph was first unveiled by Patek Philippe on Aquanaut reference 5164A in 2012. Acclaimed by collectors as one of the most interesting watch line evolutions introduced by Patek Philippe (the Aquanaut line did not feature a complicated watch until then), rivers of ink were pour to laude it, and a prominent online watch magazine wrote in its review of the watch “why not put this new travel-time caliber in the Naultilus? That's another question for another day”

    As it turns out, the “other day” came two years later: in 2014, Patek Philippe released the present ref. 5990/1A, featuring the same complication with the addition of a date counter at 12. The presence of this additional counter grants the watch an enormously balanced, regulator-style dial layout which fascinates to this day the collectors community. Another highly praised detail is the location of the buttons used to change the local time: they are cleverly disguised in the left “flap” of the Nautilus case, thus allowing for minimal modification to the eternal Genta design: the only apparent difference with a non-complicated Nautilus case - beyond of course the dimension - is the unobtrusive addition of the chronographic pushers.

  • 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. 5990/1A-001
A very fine and excellent preserved stainless steel automatic dual time chronograph wristwatch with day, day/night home and local time indication, bracelet, certificate of origin and box

Circa 2015
40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$320,000 - 550,000 

Sold for HK$775,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019