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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 5131/1P-001
    Movement No: 7'103'855
    Case No: 6'224'507
    Model Name: World Time
    Material: Platinum and cloisonné enamel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe brick link bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 15, 2017 and stamped Mitsukoshi Dept. Takamatsu Store, Patek Philippe wooden presentation box, leather envelop, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe is renowned for their combination of horological ingenuity, impeccable quality, and modern yet understated designs. Released in 2017, the current ref. 5131/1P-001 platinum world time wristwatch with cloisonné́ enamel is sure to impress even the most sophisticated collector. The heavy and impressive case is solid, thick, and for the first time, included a luxurious and heavy brick style platinum bracelet. This watch evolved from a long line of horological masterpieces and world time wristwatches reaching back almost ninety years.

    In 1930, Louis Cottier designed a timepiece for the rising jet set, featuring a local time with hour and minute hands at the center and a rotating 24-hour ring. Bordered
    by an outer fixed dial inscribed with world cities, the watch allowed the wearer to simultaneously read the local time and the time in all 24 time zones. Cottier’s invention would lead to the some of the rarest and most impressive Patek Philippe watches of the 20th century including the reference 1415 world time wristwatch with “Eurasia” polychrome cloisonné́ enamel dial. It is from these vintage timepieces that the brand was inspired when creating their new generation of world time watches such as the present reference 5131.

    Perfectly preserved in its original factory seal, the present example is complete and fresh-to-the-market coming directly from its original owner.

  • 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. 5131/1P-001
A very rare and exceptional platinum world time wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial and platinum bracelet, accompanied by certificate of origin and presentation box, factory sealed

Circa 2017
39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

$100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $175,000

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New York Auction 10 December 2019