Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 154

Patek Philippe
Ref. 5065/1A-010, self-winding, large-size, centre-seconds, date, red “prune” “plum” colour dial; “Aquanaut”; stainless steel

EUR 68,000 - 118,000

USD 80,000 - 140,000 / HKD 620,000 - 1,090,000

Sold: EUR 114,400

Stainless steel, self-winding, cushion-shaped, large-size gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with sapphire-crystal screwed case-back, with centre-seconds and one horological complication:
• Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock)

Polished and satin-finished two-piece case.

Red “prune” “plum” colour dial, with suspended Arabic stainless steel indexes and luminescent dots.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model “Aquanaut”

Reference 5065/1A-010

Year circa 2005

Movement No. 3 614 285

Case No. 4 302 528

Bracelet rubber “tropic” PP bracelet with stainless steel double folding clasp

Caliber 315 / 190 SC aut., “Poinçon de Genève” (Geneva Quality Hallmark or Geneva seal)

Dimensions 45 x 37 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories hang tag; Extract from The Archives


The Extract from the Archives, dated June 15, 2021, mentioned that this watch was sold on December 20, 2005.


Patek Philippe, “Aquanaut” red “prune” “plum” colour dial

Patek Philippe launched the “Aquanaut”, starting with the reference 5060, in 1997 at the Basel Fair. A sporty but chic wristwatch destined for the everyday life and designed to seduce the younger generation. Its case of 36 mm. is based on the beautiful octagonal-shaped designed by Gérald Genta for its oldest, the “Nautilus”.

From 1998 to 2006, Patek Philippe launched the reference 5065, bigger than the reference 5060: its case measures 37 mm., called “Jumbo” size. Housing the self-winding calibre 315, the watch has a screw down sapphire-crystal case-back.

Retailed with a rubber “tropic” strap, giving it a sportier and more modern look, the “Aquanaut” has seduced the new generations and has become a watch much appreciated by collectors and amateurs.

Preserved in perfect condition, still with its original hang tag, the watch is part of an extremely rare series of the Aquanaut that had special or custom “ordered dials”, in fact there has only ever been one other example ever offered at auction with the red “prune” “plum” colour dial and this is only the second one ever to appear making this an almost unique opportunity for the collector of rare steel Patek Philippe sport watches.


Aquanaut (references 4960, 5065 and 5066)

Ref. 5060 was launched in 1997. Limited edition of 1000 examples, produced in stainless steel.
Ref. 5064 was launched in 1998 and discontinued in 2006.
Ref. 5065 was launched in 1998 and discontinued in 2007.
Ref. 5066 was launched in 1998 and discontinued in 2006.
Ref. 5067 was launched in 2005.
Ref. 5165 (Cal. 324 SC) was launched in 2007 and celebrate the “Aquanaut” 10th anniversary.
Ref. 5167 (Cal. 324 SC) was launched in 2007 and celebrate the “Aquanaut” 10th anniversary.

• Patrizzi, 2010, vol. 2, pp. 294-295 (Nos. 1 215-1 222, similar watches in various metals).