Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 250

Patek Philippe - Ref. 5131 J, self-winding, World Time, cloisonné enamel dial; 18K yellow gold

HKD 630,000 - 780,000

USD 80,000 - 100,000 / EUR 73,000 - 91,000 / CHF 80,000 - 100,000

Sold: HKD 750,000

18K yellow gold and enamel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed sapphire-crystal case-back, with one horological complication: • World Time (outer revolving time zone disc with the name of 24 cities of the World and hour-hand adjustable with the rectangular push-piece at 10 o’clock). Silver colour and polychrome cloisonné enamel dial, showing the map of the World’s continents (Eurasia, Africa and Americas) with four gold dots, outer diurnal and nocturnal 24-hour ring.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1 *
Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model “World Time” collection

Reference 5131 J

Year circa 2010

Movement No. 5 822 909

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet green crocodile Patek Philippe strap

Buckle 18K yellow gold deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 240 HU, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 6 positions, Patek Philippe seal

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives


Patek Philippe, Ref. 5131
Released at Basel World in 2008 the Patek Philippe World Time with polychrome cloisonné enamel dial Ref. 5131 was promoted as much as a work of art as it was for any technical achievement.
Each dial is hand made by an artisan trained in enamelling and requires both artistic and chemical skills to mix the enamel correctly. Due to the lengthy process, high failure rate and lack of skilled artisans, Patek Philippe announced only a small number of the Ref. 5131 would be available each year.
Similarities can instantly be drawn to the Patek Philippe World Time references of the 1940’s and 1950’s with enamel dials that influenced the Ref. 5131 such as the Ref. 2523.