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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 483

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5131 P, SELF-WINDING, WORLD TIME, CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL; PLATINUM

Platinum, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with one horological complication: World Time (outer revolving time zone disc with the name of 24 cities and hour-hand adjustable with the rectangular push-piece at 10 o’clock). Silver colour and polychrome cloisonné enamel dial, showing the Earth vow from the North Pole.

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model World Time

Reference 5131 P

Year Circa 2017

Movement No. 7 094 279

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

Case No. 6031377

Bracelet Integrated platinum Patek Philippe bracelet with double folding deployant clasp.

Diameter 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Original fitted box and certificate of origin

HKD 900,000 - 1,400,000

CHF 113,000 - 177,000 / USD 115,000 - 180,000

Sold: HKD 1,372,000


Grading System
Grade: Exceptional
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Patek Philippe, Reference 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 5131 such as the Ref. 2523.