REFERENCE 5180/1G-001 A WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC SKELETONIZED BRACELET WATCH, CIRCA 2011
Property of an important Private Collection
A WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC SKELETONIZED BRACELET WATCH, CIRCA 2011
Dial: skeletonized, white gold baton indexes
Caliber: cal. 240 SQU automatic, 27 jewels, finely engraved and pierced
Movement number: 3'719'213
Case: 18k white gold, snap-on sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'487'418
Closure: 18k white gold PatekPhilippe bracelet and double folding clasp
Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 160 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin dated June 17, 2011 and leather bi-fold with product literature
Case: The case and bracelet are in overall good condition with some superficial surface scuffs and wear. Bracelet and clasp with equivalent wear.
Dial: The dial is in excellent condition.
Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloging, 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.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Skeleton watches have long been a favorite of collectors. The ability to see and appreciate the skill and craft of watchmaker’s labor is a joy to behold, allowing the owner to view the intricate moving components in constant movement. With the reference 5180 Patek Philippe not only skeletonized the dial to allow a clear and uninterrupted view of the movement, they had the movement hand engraved across the plates and bridges of the caliber 240 SQU ultra-thin 27 jeweled movement with micro-rotor sandwiched between two large sapphire crystals.
Introduced by Patek Philippe in 2008 the 5180 has a large 18k white gold case at 39mm with supple small link integrated white gold bracelet, giving the watch an elegant and sophisticated appearance. In 2009, a unique titanium cased version of the 5180 was made for charity and selling for 520,000CHF.
The current example of the reference 5180G is complete with all accessories and is presented in like new condition.