Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 5160/500G-001
    Movement No: 7’061’152
    Case No: 6’282’408
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold hand-engraved Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Rare Handcraft Certificate of Authenticity, setting pin, product literature, leather wallet, wooden presention box with special decoration, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 5160 represents a contemporary interpretation of Patek Philippe's rich heritage, particularly drawing inspiration from its predecessors – the references 5159 and 5059.

    Retaining the "Officier" style case of the previous model, reminiscent of early 20th-century watches with hinged casebacks, the ref. 5160 elevates the design with exquisitely hand-engraved arabesque motifs reminiscent of the Belle Époque era. Introduced in 2010 and crafted in yellow, pink, and white gold—with the white gold variant being the only one currently available in the catalog—the intricate craftsmanship required for the case, achievable only by a select few skilled artisans, naturally results in extremely limited production of the model. Additionally, it features a distinctive detail not found in the yellow and pink gold versions: the grooves of the engravings are filled with oxidized silver powder, creating a striking, dark effect that enhances the contrast of the engraved elements.

    Presented in new, factory single-sealed condition, the present white gold version is offered complete with all of its accessories.

  • 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. 5160/500G-001
A very fine and unusual white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moon phase, retrograde date, hand-engraved case, hinged back, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, single-sealed

38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for $120,650

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