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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 255

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold self-winding World Time wristwatch


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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold self-winding World Time wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 5130, movement no. 3'639'330, case no. 4'382'275, manufactured in 2006
    Cal. 240HU nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 33 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 22K gold micro-rotor, the engine-turned silvered dial with applied pink gold baton numerals, concentric 24 hour chapter ring divided into nocturnal and diurnal hours, outer revolving ring with names of 24 world cities, the circular water-resistant-type case with glazed screw back, a square button in the band at 10 o'clock to adjust the time zone, extended downturned lugs, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    39.5 mm. diam.

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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 2 December 2006, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging. The present watch has never been offered at auction before and is in like new condition.

    Ref. 5130 was launched in 2006 and replaced ref. 5110, in production since 2000. Its classic Calatrava style features a larger diameter of 39.5 mm. as opposed to the 37 mm. of its predecessor. The new size allowed broadening the width of the exterior rotating disc showing the 24 time zones, thus rendering the names of the 24 world cities even more legible.

    Much inspired by the celebrated reference 1415, Patek Philippe's first World Time watch introduced in the 1930s, the dial is decorated with a new guilloché sunburst pattern, the distinctive hour markers give the watch a dynamic, contemporary look. The ring-shaped hour hand is also reminiscent of the firm's historic World Time watches, symbolizing the globe and reserved exclusively for this type of timepiece.