Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 279

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 5110J, WORLD TIME, YELLOW GOLD

Very fine and rare 18k yellow gold, world time, self-winding wristwatch.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model World Time

Reference 5110J-001

Year Circa 2004

Movement No. 3213458

Case No. 4213065

Bracelet leather with yellow gold deployant clasp signed

Caliber 240HU

Dimensions 37mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original box, certificate, instruction booklet and additional leather strap

EUR 20,000 - 30,000

USD 23,500 - 35,500 / HKD 183,000 - 275,000

Sold: EUR 27,300


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe has distinguished itself since then by its exceptional savoir-faire combining excellence, classic lines and elegant designs. It is known for its craftsmanship in grand complications, the World Time being one of the most emblematic. In 1931, a genius watchmaker, Louis Cottier (1894-1966), developed a movement that indicates all 24 time zones with the help of an inner rotating bezel. In 1937, Patek Philippe partnered with Louis Cottier and launched the World Time. Introduced in 2000, the reference 5110 is produced until 2006, in yellow, pink and white gold and platinum. These World Times are not only a demonstration of technical prowess but also a testimony to a historical turning point, an illustration of a world where internationalisation is changing the habits of modern man.