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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 5160J
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324QR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated March 4, 2011 and signed by the Patek Philippe Salon, Geneva, battery operated automatic wooden fitted presentation box, leather envelop, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout its long and prestigious history, Patek Philippe has been associated with quality workmanship and innovative movements. Their early pocket watches were often engraved with intricate designs adding elegance and grace, occupying the highest echelons in terms of quality. While the craftsman capable of such intricate work are slowly disappearing, Patek Philippe continues to employ skilled artisans keeping the tradition alive. The reference 5160 is a modern perpetual calendar wristwatch steeped in the firm’s past. The “Officier”-style case is reminiscent of watches from the early 20th century with its hinged case back, and the engraved arabesque motif is artful and similar to Belle Époque motifs of the late 19th century.

    Fresh to the market from the original owner and complete with certificate of origin and presentation winding box, this reference 5160 is in pristine condition and appears to have been worn only a handful of times. The successor to the reference 5159, the present watch stands out for its exquisitely hand engraved case adorning all visible, exterior surfaces. The dial features an engraved center matching the abstract floral design of the case engraving and is highlighted by the retrograde date sector, while the classic Roman numerals provide a classic look. Released in 2010 and produced in yellow, pink and white gold, it is believed that only a few dozen of each metal will be made. Now discontinued in yellow gold, today only the white gold model is still available from the brand. This watch is a true heritage timepiece, with its superbly engraved case and retrograde perpetual calendar complication, it is an homage to both artistic craftsmanship and modern horology.

  • 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. 5160J
An extremely fine and very rare yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phase and leap year, with hand engraved "officer"-style case, accompanied with certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2011
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$75,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $118,750

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STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them

New York Auction 5 December 2018