One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
249 Patek Philippe Fine and Very Desirable Annual Calendar, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in Platinum, First Series of Reference 5960P, With Grey Dial, Day & Night Indication, Power Reserve, with Original Certificate
Estimate: € 50,000 – 100,000
Model: Annual Calendar Chronograph
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 4444035
Movement N°: 3503627
Dimensions: 40.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Booklets, Leather Wallet, Warranty and Paper Box
In recent years Patek Philippe has released many interesting and complicated watches, raising the bar every day for quality and beauty. Given the large number of watches produced in the history of Patek, succeeding in creating an object that could be the first with a certain set of characteristics becomes increasingly difficult for the Swiss Polish brand but in 2006 was introduced the reference 5960. It is the first self-winding chronograph wristwatch to be fitted with an annual calendar complication. In fact, it was Patek Philippe’s first automatic chronograph ever produced. At the beginning it was available only in platinum with a gray dial and in 2009, this version also appeared with a steel/blue dial and became available in pink or white-gold while in 2014 was released in stainless steel. It is equipped with the in-house caliber CH 28–520 IRM QA 24H. Anyway, the original version, such as the present watch, remains popular as it marks a historic moment in Patek Philippe’s history. This lot is offered in very nice and almost unworn conditions, with a perfectly preserved case and sharply rounded pushers. The dial is untouched and perfectly combines day, date and month apertures, a power reserve display and a subsidiary dial for the chronograph with day and night indicators. Officially out of production from 2014, the watch is sold with its Certificate of Origin confirming its subsequent sale on the 8th of August 2008.