Lot 87
  • 87


80,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Patek Philippe
Dial: silvered dial with polychrome cloisonné enamel center depicting map of Europe, Africa, Asia, and AustraliaCaliber: cal. 240 HU automatic movement, 33 jewelsMovement number: 5786473Case: 18k white gold, world time pusher at 11, screw down sapphire display back Case number: 4685018Closure: 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckleSize: diameter 40 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin confirming the cloisonne enamel dial depicting Europe and Asia dated June 19, 2017, leather bi fold and booklets


CASE The case is in very good overall condition, with light surface scratches visible throughout, indicative of seldom wear. DIAL The dial is in very good overall condition, with the cloisonne enamel intact. MOVEMENT The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Patek Philippe launched the reference 5131 in yellow gold at Baselworld in 2008. The following year, the firm introduced the white gold version.  Reference 5131G is considered a horological work of art with its hand painted cloisonné enamel dial depicting Euroasia.  The world-time mechanism allows the user to set the local time zone at the 12 o’clock position along with the hour and minute hands, while also displaying the correct time for the other time zones within the world at the same time.

Due to the highly difficult and meticulous nature of the enamelling process, Patek Philippe only produces a limited number of this reference every year, making this a highly sought-after watch among collectors. The reference was in fact already subject to a long waiting list at the time of production. Additionally, each dial is individually enameled by hand, resulting in no two dials being identical.

Anytime a reference 5131G appears on the market, collectors take notice – as it is as rare occurrence.  For those who are often traveling overseas or working internationally, this is the perfect addition to their collection.