Lot 72
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PATEK PHILIPPE | WORLD TIME, REFERENCE 5131G-001 WHITE GOLD WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL MADE IN 2010

Estimate
55,000 - 110,000 GBP
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Description

  • Patek Philippe
  • WORLD TIME, REFERENCE 5131G-001 WHITE GOLD WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL MADE IN 2010
Dial: silvered, cloisonné enamel Calibre: cal. 240 HU automatic, 33 jewels Movement number: 5’530’456Case: 18ct white gold, screw-down sapphire crystal display back Case number: 4’500’999 Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap with 18ct white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on August 19th, 2010, Patek Philippe service invoice and user manual, presentation case

Catalogue Note

Patek Philippe launched the reference 5131 in 2008. First introduced in yellow gold, the white gold version, as the present example, was also unveiled at Baselworld the following year. Today discontinued, the 5131G is considered both as an horological marvel as well as a work of art with its hand painted cloisonné enamel dial depicting four continents, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.  Due to the laborious 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.

As the perpetual calendar chronograph pieces, the World Time watches are iconic models from Patek Philippe. The manufacture has kept the essence of the early references such as the 1415 which was first introduced in 1939 and engineered by Louis Cottier. Coincidentally, the first 1415 with an enamel dial, also depicting a map, was made exactly 60 years before the 5131 was introduced. 

Until today, less than 25 examples of the 5131G have appeared on the market. The present lot is offered on behalf of an important private collector, in immaculate condition, just serviced by Patek Philippe and accompanied by all its original accessories.

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