Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 5110P
    Movement No: 3'210'340
    Case No: 4'210'363
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 HU, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 2003 and stamped by the retailer Huber, English and German instruction manuals, product litearature, leather wallet, and presentation box. Additionally accompanied by a pending Extract from the Archives of Patek Philippe.

  • Catalogue Essay

    World time watches were invented, as is the case with most innovations, out of necessity. With the advent of the industrial age came global trade and world travel and, as a direct result, there was a need for timekeeping devices capable of tracking time in multiple locations. The world time complication, other than being a utilitarian invention, is also a fascinating window into history when studying its evolution. With the rise and fall of nations, one featured capital on a watch’s bezel or dial replaced another as reference city for a specific time zone.

    Fifty years passed between the first serially-produced world-time wristwatch produced by Patek Philippe, the vaunted reference 2523, and the next iteration, the reference 5110 released in 2000. Available in every metal except for steel, it combines the gentle curves and bold elegance of the classic Calatrava case with Louis Cottier’s ingenious world time invention, as well as a beautiful guilloche center disc. An absolute classic, it boasts a 24-hour dial divided into daylight and nighttime hours, with the names of cities and islands in each time zone around the edge of the dial. A pusher on the top left side of the case advances the location disc, allowing the wearer to set a “home” time zone while simultaneously viewing the time in any of the other cities.

    In platinum with an appealing grey-blue guilloché dial, this 5110 in excellent overall condition exudes a subtle charm and sophistication for the globetrotting connoisseur. Offered from the Ride the Wave collection, this piece embodies our collector’s enthusiasm for chasing timepieces across the world.

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  • 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. 5110P
An elegant platinum world time wristwatch with guilloché dial, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

Circa 2000
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 40,000 
CHF19,900-39,800
€19,200-38,400
HK$157,000-314,000
S$27,900-55,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022