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Patek Philippe

Advanced Research Aquanaut, Reference 5650 | A white gold dual time zone semi-skeletonized wristwatch with date and day and night indication, Retailed by Tiffany & Co., Circa 2017 | 百達翡麗 | Advanced Research Aquanaut 型號5650 | 白金兩地時間半鏤空腕錶,備日期及晝夜顯示,由 Tiffany & Co. 發行,約2017年製

Property from an Important Collection

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Advanced Research Aquanaut, Reference 5650 | A white gold dual time zone semi-skeletonized wristwatch with date and day and night indication, Retailed by Tiffany & Co., Circa 2017 | 百達翡麗 | Advanced Research Aquanaut 型號5650 | 白金兩地時間半鏤空腕錶,備日期及晝夜顯示,由 Tiffany & Co. 發行,約2017年製

Advanced Research Aquanaut, Reference 5650 | A white gold dual time zone semi-skeletonized wristwatch with date and day and night indication, Retailed by Tiffany & Co., Circa 2017 | 百達翡麗 | Advanced Research Aquanaut 型號5650 | 白金兩地時間半鏤空腕錶,備日期及晝夜顯示,由 Tiffany & Co. 發行,約2017年製

Property from an Important Collection


Patek Philippe

Advanced Research Aquanaut, Reference 5650

A white gold dual time zone semi-skeletonized wristwatch with date and day and night indication, Retailed by Tiffany & Co., Circa 2017

百達翡麗

Advanced Research Aquanaut 型號5650 

白金兩地時間半鏤空腕錶,備日期及晝夜顯示,由 Tiffany & Co. 發行,約2017年製


Dial: blue dégradé semi-skeletonized

Calibre: cal. 324 automatic movement, 29 jewels

Movement number: 7'027'674

Case: 18k white gold, screw down sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 6'146'390

Closure: tropical Patek Philippe rubber strap and 18k white gold double folding clasp

Size: 42.5 mm width

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, setting pin, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、調校筆、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date and dual time zone function is working properly. The watch is in excellent, close to like-new overall condition. The folding clasp with lights signs of wear to the Calatrava cross.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

The Patek Philippe Advance Research Program is a representation of avante-garde watchmaking for the future as it’s goal is to ensure greater precision within mechanical watches by the application of silicon. Silicon is a metalloid which Patek Philippe refers to as Silivnar that can be used as a replacement of components for the traditional steel alloys in the movement. The advantageous of applying Silivnar in watchmaking when in comparison to the traditional steel alloys is that it is significantly harder, lighter and more corrosion resistant, furthermore it’s is exceptionally smooth therefore it does not require schedule lubricant, thus prolonging need of regular servicing. 


In total there have been 5 references released by Patek Philippe from the Advanced Research Program since 2005, the reference 5250 in 2005, the reference 5350 in 2006, the reference 5450 in 2008, the reference 5550 in 2011 and finally the reference 5650 in 2017. Each released in a series of limited pieces, the present watch, the reference 5650 was the latest iteration from the collection. Made in association to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut family, the 5650 features a Spiromax hairspring of Silivnar and furthermore features a never been seen before time zone setting mechanism shown at 9 o’clock, that reduces the subgroup from it’s conventional 37 component to 17 and while it does not require lubricant to operate. 


Only a handful of these wristwatches have been offered at auction, the present watch is retailed by Tiffany & Co. and in close to new condition.