ArtOfTime.Com Latest Arrival Patek Philippe World Time 5131J with cloisonné dial ArtOfTime.Com is pleased to announce our latest addition to our collection of rare high grade luxury Swiss made wrist watches:
Patek Philippe World Time 5131J with cloisonné dial in 18K Yellow Gold.
News-Antique.com - Jan 11,2010 - We are pleased to announce our latest addition to our collection of rare high grade luxury Swiss made wrist watches, brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet & Vacheron Constantin. To View this incredible wrist watch please visit ArtOfTime.Com.
This Rare find is in stock and available for immediate delivery.
Patek Philippe Ref 5131J World Time watch, one of Patek Philippe's well known complications, this exclusive timepiece in 18K yellow gold stands out with a hand-made “Europe/USA” cloisonné enamel dial, Caliber 240 HU, Mechanical self-winding movement, Indication of 24 time zones, Fold-over clasp, Sapphire-crystal case back, Water resistant to 30 m, Case diameter: 39.5 mm, Stock #PTP-122309
According to an article on Patek Philippe’s website: ‘The exclusivity of these complications is no doubt the principal reason why Patek Philippe’s 1940s and 1950s World Time watches fetch higher prices at international auctions than any other wristwatches. Bids in the magnitude of several hundred thousand Swiss francs are now the rule, but the record today is still held by an early platinum model that changed hands in 2002 for the fantastic sum of 6.6 million francs (in excess of US$6 million).
Models showcasing a small, hand-made cloisonné enamel miniature in the center of the dial are particularly coveted. The eclectic motifs range from clusters of palm trees to solitary lighthouses, but the most popular ones are colorful, stylized world maps because they best match the purpose of the timepiece. Such a map also adorns the dial of the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5131, finally giving collectors the renewed opportunity to find a watch in this category within the company's current portfolio.
Due to the complex processes involved in the making of cloisonné enamel dials, only a small number of Ref. 5131 watches will be available each year.”