Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 470

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5131, SEALED, ENAMEL DIAL, WHITE GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, "World Time", movement No. 5552931, case No. 4516322, Ref. 5131G-001. Sold on September 1st, 2011. Very fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with world-time system, cloisonné enamel dial and an 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by fitted box, Certificate of Origin and booklets.

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

USD 110,000 - 165,000 / EUR 85,000 - 125,000

Sold: CHF 122,500

C. Two-body, solid, polished, bezel engraved with ?Patek Philippe, Geneve?, screwed-down transparent case back, protected crown, push button on the band at 10 to adjust the discs for the different time zones, the 24 hours and hour hand, concave lugs, sapphire crystals. D. Cloisonne enamel depicting the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania, surrounded by a brushed silver and blue revolving disc in 24 hours for the diurnal and nocturnal hours, outer revolving brushed silver ring dial bearing the names of 24 global locations. Frosted white gold dauphine and ring hands. M. Cal. 240HU, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 33 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung fl at balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 39.5 mm. Thickness 10 mm.

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World Time This system was invented around 1935 by Louis Cottier (1894-1966), famous independent watchmaker in Geneva. This system was used by Patek Philippe and by other major names in the Swiss watch industry such as Agassiz, Rolex and Vacheron Constantin.