Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

144 Patek Philippe Extremely Fine and Rare Single Button Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch in Stainless Steel, Reference 5950, With Original Certificate of Origin, Accessories and Original Box.

Estimate: € 190,000 –⁠ 380,000

Sold € 260,000

Lot Description

Model: Split Seconds Chronograph
Reference: 5950
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2012
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27-525 PS
Case N°: 4541749
Movement N°: 5251125
Dimensions: 36.5 x 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers Book and Leather Wallet

Patek Philippe has never produced many Split Seconds complications, making this complication very appreciated and sought after on the watch market. The first split seconds chronograph wristwatch produced by Patek Philippe came in 1923, with a Victorin Piguet-based ebauche housed in an 18K yellow gold officer-style case. Subsequently followed the reference 1436 (about 165 total examples produced between 1938 and 1971), the reference 1563 and the unique piece reference 2512. In 2005 introduced a new split-seconds chronograph, the reference 5959, but at Baselworld 2010 was launched the acclaimed 5950A, the perfect renaissance of the unmistakable late 1920’s style of chronograph. The current 5950A has remained perfectly preserved since its delivery in 2012 and strikes for its beauty. The extremely rare stainless steel cushion-shaped case represents an unusual and most appreciated decision since the vast majority of Patek Philippe’s complicated timepieces are housed in cases made of precious metals. Discontinued and now followed by the reference 5950/1A - introduced at Baselworld 2015, this 5950A is furthermore delivered complete with all original accessories including its solid case back, certificates and other literature.