JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 2 November 2021 - 10:00 AM start

A Patek Philippe 'Aquanaut' wristwatch, ref 5066A-001, movement no. 3634366

Realised: $32,000 plus premium

Lot Details

stainless steel 35mm rounded octagonal 'porthole' case, no.4302965, black 'grenade' dial, centre seconds, luminous hands and indexes, Arabic numerals, date aperture at 3, automatic 29 jewels, caliber 330/295 movement, sapphire crystal case back, screw in crown, on 'tropical' polymer strap with deployant clasp. With black leather case, cardboard box, original retailer's swing tag. c.2006 Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection An early collectable vintage Aquanaut, it is offered in remarkably well-preserved condition of both case and dial, in original unpolished condition. The reference 5066 is perhaps the archetypal and most desirable of the neo-vintage Aquanauts, it maintained the same size and movement as the previous generation but showcased the inner mechanics through a sapphire caseback, which the 5060 was previously lacking. Average online second hand price has increased by US$10,000 this year to around US$41K