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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, WORLD TIME MODEL, REF. 5131R, MOVEMENT NO. 5’968’372, CASE NO. 6’087’727, CIRCA 2016

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, World Time model, ref. 5131R, movement no. 5’968’372, case no. 6’087’727, circa 2016
Movement: cal. 240 HU, automatic, stamped with the PP seal, 33 jewels, signed
Dial: polychrome cloisonné enamel depicting Asia and the USA, signed
Case: glazed display screw back, 40 mm. diam., signed
With: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, Certificate of Origin dated 5 July 2016 and stamped Bartorelli Gioielleria, leather wallet, instruction manual, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.
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This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The watch will be supplied with a calf leather strap.

Purchased by its current owner in 2016 the present "World Time" wristwatch has never been offered in public before. It is furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition.

Reference 5131
The pink gold 5131 was the last gold version of this reference to be released. It succeeded the yellow and white gold cases in 2014 and featured a delicate enamel dial depicting Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

Reference 5131 is the successor of reference 5130 and shows three notable differences: use of a distinguishable cloisonné enamel dial, the names of the 24 cities are displayed in Italic font and the signature Patek Philippe and company location Genève are engraved on the bezel. Only a handful enameller artists are able to produce these rare dials and together they can only deliver 30-40 dials of each colour every year.

In 2012 a special and unique reference 5131 was produced with a view of Lake Geneva, to celebrate the firm's 175th Anniversary. In 2014, limited editions with different dial motifs were launched.

Reference 5131 is equipped with the ultra-thin automatic calibre 240 HU (HU for Heure Universelle, French for World Time). It features an eccentric 22K gold micro-rotor recessed in the back plate.

Wristwatches with cloisonne dials have always held a powerful attraction for buyers and collectors for many reasons, their beauty and highly coloured richness created in the furnace is preserved with unchanging permanence over the years. The production of such dials is extremely costly as they have to be individually artisan made, the outline of the desired motif is achieved by arranging thin gold wires on the dial plate. These partitions are then filled with small quantities of enamel powder in the desired colours. The dial is then fired in a furnace at around 1000 degrees Celsius causing the powder to melt into glass. Finally it is hand-polished until a perfectly flat surface is obtained.

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