A very fine and rare platinum annual calendar chronograph wristwatch with blue dial, original Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 5960P-015
    Movement No: 5’540’872
    Case No: 4’518’275
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Certificate of Origin dated 19 February 2011, product literature, leather wallet, and presentation box. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 2010 and sale on August 16th, 2010.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 5960 is a milestone reference for Patek Philippe, as it was fitted with the brand’s first self-winding chronograph – the calibre CH 28-520, designed and manufactured completely in-house. Since its launch in 2006, the reference 5960 has undergone various configurations, first offered only in platinum with an anthracite grey dial, followed by a version in pink gold. In 2014, the steel iteration with steel bracelet replaced both the platinum and pink gold versions, and in 2017, it was joined by a black dial companion. Both of those steel variations were discontinued in 2018. The reference 5960 is still available in Patek’s current line-up, with blue dial and white gold case. For a short period of time, the 5960 was also available as seen in the present example, with a platinum case and a “bleu sol” or sunburst blue dial, known as the ref. 5960P-015.

    The 5960 has been lauded for its sporty feel, generous dimensions without sacrificing wearability, and innovative dial layout. A highly practical timepiece that is favored for daily wear amongst collectors thanks to its intuitive annual calendar complication, the self-winding chronograph movement predates that of the 5170, which housed the brand’s first in-house manually-wound chronograph caliber. In addition to the day, date, and month apertures, the oversized subdial at 6 o’clock boasts a 12-hour counter, running seconds, a 30-minute counter, and a day/night indicator, as well as a power reserve below the date aperture. A bold use of color gives a youthful air to an already impressive timepiece, which also comes complete with its original certificate, product literature, and presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 5960P-015
A very fine and rare platinum annual calendar chronograph wristwatch with blue dial, original Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

2011
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$30,000 - 60,000 
CHF29,900-59,800
€27,200-54,400
HK$235,000-470,000

sold for $55,000

Contact Specialist
Paul Boutros
Head of Watches, Americas & International Strategy Advisor
Senior Vice President
+1 212 940 1293
pboutros@phillips.com

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