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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 5131J-014
    Movement No: 5’785’994
    Case No: 4’683’316
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 30th March 2014, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch was initially introduced in 1937 encased in a small 31mm ref. 96 case. The success of the world time wristwatch was largely due to its superbly practical complication operated by a pusher on the case band with an inner rotating bezel complete with 24 various time zones. Furthermore, Patek Philippe world time wristwatches gained a special following not just for its extremely impressive functionality, but for its artistry in creating some of the most beautiful cloisonné enamel dials featuring various motifs depicting a map of continents. Cloisonné enamel dials are extremely meticulous to execute. With a requirement of highly skilled enamellers to create the perfect motif through applying extremely thin gold wiring to outline components and then with enamel poured in for coloration and the dial will be baked inside an oven to solidify the enamel which results in a beautiful and vibrant piece of art on the dial.

    The ref. 5131 was introduced in 2008 and was encased in yellow gold with enamel dial. Since then, the reference has introduced a variant in pink gold, white gold and with the latest variant platinum with bracelet. With an upgraded self-winding cal. 240 HU, the watch also features the signature engraved on the solid bezel with “Patek Philippe” positioned on 12 O’clock and “Geneve” positioned on the 6 O’clock. Furthermore, enamel dials depicting continents feature various maps. The dial on the present example displays the continents of the western hemisphere and belongs to the second series examples of yellow gold reference 5131, featuring “La Paz” instead of “Caracas” and “Riyadh” instead of “Dubai”. Offered in excellent overall condition and complete with the full set of accessories, this is a fantastic opportunity 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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Ref. 5131J-014
A very fine and attractive yellow gold world time wristwatch with “cloisonné” enamel dial, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2014
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp

HK$450,000 - 700,000 

Sold for HK$725,000

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