Launched in 2008, the Patek Philippe reference 5131 is fitted with a cloisonné enamel dial reminiscent of the vintage world time reference 2523 as well as the 1415. Due to the nature of hand-making each enamel dial, the production of the 5131 is extremely low and with an extensive waiting list. Less than a handful of enamel artists produce only around 30-40 dials every year. In addition, considering the hand-made and time-consuming process required, each dial made can be considered unique.
First released in yellow gold, the reference was subsequently released in a white gold version in 2009 and in a pink gold version in 2014. The pink gold 5131, like the present lot, was discontinued in 2018 and replaced by an edition in platinum. Therefore it is no longer possible to acquire a pink gold 'World Time' through the primary distribution channels, rendering the present lot an exciting opportunity for a potential buyer.