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patek philippe

Patek Philippe

World Time Reference 5131G/001, a white gold automatic wristwatch, Circa 2012

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The difficulty of manufacturing these works of art cannot be overstated, given the nature of the enameling process. Utterly thin gold wires were used to outline the continents and only a handful could be heated perfectly without cracking while meeting the color standard by Patek. Surely a joy to look at, the present dial depicts four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania, and unlike its successor reference, the Patek Philippe signature was engraved to the bezel without blocking view of the beautiful enamel dial. The scarce production of cloisonné enamel dials made long waiting lists at the boutique, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire this horological marvel.

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The watch is in overall good condition with light wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in overall good condition with minor surface wear. Strap has minor signs of surface wear throughout commensurate with age. Dial is in overall good condition. The movement is running at the 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.

Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) cannot be shipped outside the country of sale. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.



Reference Number



World Time


World Time



Movement Type


Case Material(s)

White Gold

Case Size (mm)


Case Back

Screw-down, Sapphire display-back

Band Material

Crocodile Skin

Clasp Type

Deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

White Gold


Dial, Movement



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