Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 5065J-001
    Movement No: 3’012’758
    Case No: 4’087’308
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315/190, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Traditional Inc. dated 21st February 2000, hang tag, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe Aquanaut was first released in 1997 with the initial launch of the reference 5065. Fitted with a rubber strap, the Aquanaut was the first. With what appears to be a waterproof sports watch, it is without a doubt a luxurious iteration by Patek Philippe. With an attractive case size at 37mm diameter, the Aquanaut has most definitely acquired a status in collectors’ wish list and regained its momentum.

    The present example is a reference 5065 housed in a yellow gold case and further presented in excellent overall condition accompanied by the original Certificate of Origin and fitted presentation box. For collectors of iconic sports wristwatches, this present example is certainly one not to miss.

  • 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. 5065J-001
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2000
37mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and clasp

HK$240,000 - 340,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019