• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2753

    Important Watches

    17 December 2013, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    Patek Philippe. A Fine and Very Rare Stainless Steel Cushion-Shaped Split-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Breguet Numerals, Original Certificate, Additional Case Back, and Box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5950, MOVEMENT NO. 5'251'168, CASE NO. 4'541'758, CIRCA 2010

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    Patek Philippe. A Fine and Very Rare Stainless Steel Cushion-Shaped Split-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Breguet Numerals, Original Certificate, Additional Case Back, and Box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5950, Movement No. 5'251'168, Case No. 4'541'758, Circa 2010
    Cal. CHR 27-525 PS mechanical movement, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal, 27 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied black Breguet numerals, black feuille hands, outer railway minute divisions, decorative motif in the four corners, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for 60 minute register and for constant seconds, cushion-shaped case, split-seconds chronograph mechanism operated through the crown and a button in the band, sapphire crystal display snap on case back, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial, and movement signed
    37mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 21st, 2012, sealed additional case back with decorative motif in the corners, product literature in a leather portfolio, Patek Philippe veneered presentation box, and outer packaging.

    The split seconds Ref. 5950A features the ultra-thin caliber CHR 27-525 PS, as well as the PP Seal, which shows a level of quality that goes beyond the Geneva Seal standards. The silver opaline dial elegantly decorated with black lacquer-filled engravings, a final touch is the tang buckle with similar black lacquer-filled engravings. Inspired by the legendary cushion shaped 'tortue' chronographs and split chronographs of the 1920s, the Reference 5950 was introduced to the market in 2010 and instantly became a highly desirable watch to own. With a current retail price of 441,600 SF (equivalent to approximately $484,000), this watch is sought after by collectors for its beauty and rarity. This is only the second piece of this reference known top appear at auction.

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