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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 5164A-001
    Movement No: 5’854’174
    Case No: 6’029’856
    Model Name: Aquanaut Travel Time
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C FUS, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, dated March 20, 2015, wooden presentation box, setting pin, leather envelop, product literature, additional Patek Philippe rubber strap, and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Property of Japanese Original Owner

    Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut was released at Baselworld in 1997, with the reference 5065A "Jumbo", a limited edition watch of 1,000 timepieces, sold in both stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. The watch had a sporty appeal, designed for more casual lifestyles – it was the first Patek Philippe wristwatch to be released with a rubber strap. Though drawing some design cues from the Nautilus, released 20 years earlier, the Aquanaut can be considered a model line unto itself. The model quickly became a strong seller, and has been released in a variety of sizes and models with additional complications in the intervening years. The reference 5065 was produced from 1998 until 2006, when it was replaced by the reference 5167A.

    Similar to the evolution of other Patek Philippe collections, the Aquanaut reference 5164A Travel Time was released in 2011 as the first complicated Aquanaut. Featuring a practical dual time function indicated by an additional white skeleton hand, the dial also depicts both home and local day and night indication through two small apertures. Fitted with two pushers on the left side of the case band without breaking its symmetry, the pushers allow for easy adjustment to the local time. Retaining its iconic case design with a modern 41.5mm diameter, the comfort is further enhanced via its rubber strap. The reference was introduced in stainless steel first with a pink gold iteration launched later.
    The present example is offered at auction for the first time by the original owner, a restauranteur and avid watch collector who enjoys wearing his watches no matter the activity – while working or on drives through the country side. Accompanied by its Certificate of Origin, presentation box and additional uncut rubber strap, it’s a superb watch to be worn and enjoyed by its next 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5164A-001
A fine and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with date, center seconds, day and night indication, with Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2015
41.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$18,000 - 36,000 

Sold for $94,500

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021