YEAR: 2014
CASE MATERIAL: 18k pink gold
DIAMETER: 40 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Patek Philippe brown CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: Silvered with a printed telemeter, pulsometer, and tachymeter scale
MOVEMENT: Cal. CH 28-520, automatic
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph with telemeter, pulsometer, tachymeter scale
BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp engraved ‘Patek Philippe 1839-2014’
WITH: Certificate of Origin dated 8 June 2015, Patek Philippe Attestation, product literature, leather wallet, 175th Anniversary fitted presentation box and outer packaging

Ψ This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.

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Lot Essay

In excellent condition and sold with the original certificate and box, the present wristwatch represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most prized modern Patek Philippe chronographs. It is believed that to date not more than ten examples of the pink gold variant of ref. 5975 have been offered in public. The Reference 5975 was launched in 2014 and was made in a very special limited edition of a total of 1300 watches to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the firm. 400 examples each were produced in yellow gold, pink gold and white gold and 100 in platinum.

What sets the Ref. 5975 apart from other chronographs is that it was the first automatic chronograph-only wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe. It is furthermore the first made without chronograph registers or a subsidiary seconds.

Following firmly in the tradition of Patek Philippe's best mid-century vintage chronographs, the dial of the 5975 is a masterful piece of design, managing to remain understated and elegant despite its complexity. The 40 mm. stepped case is superbly rendered with sharp angles and a solid case back, engraved "175è Anniversaire 1839 - 2014", previously unseen on references with complications delivered after the early 1980s.

Fitted with the caliber 28-520 movement stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal, attesting to its impeccable precision and finishing, the precision of the caliber was increased especially for the 5975.

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