Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 5168G
    Movement No: 7’507’603
    Case No: 6’543’942
    Model Name: Jumbo Aquanaut
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.324SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.2mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, leather wallet, product literature, fitted box and outer Tiffany & Co. packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe Aquanaut reference 5168G was launched originally in 2017 in celebration of the model's 20th anniversary and came not only with a new updated case size of 42.2mm but also a white gold case adding an extra layer of stealth luxury appeal.

    Featuring a captivating gradient navy blue dial that echoes the hues of the open sea, the watch is the embodiment of sporty sophistication within the brand’s esteemed sports watch collection. The iconic embossed checkerboard pattern on the dial, coupled with the luminescent Arabic numerals and hands, ensures optimal readability in any lighting conditions. Fitted with the characteristic "tropical" strap, a resilient composite material, the Aquanaut not only exudes a contemporary aesthetic but also offers robustness and comfort for daily wear.

    Extremely sought after and difficult to obtain, the present example is elevated by its highly coveted “Tiffany & Co.” signature found at 6 o'clock. Consigned by the original owner, the watch is presented in like-new overall condition and is complete with its full set of 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. 5168G
A very rare and coveted white gold wristwatch with Certificate of Origin, warranty, and presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

42.2mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $114,300

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