Specially made for Children Action, Patek Philippe Ref. 5131J watch reached a new record price of 1.000.000 Swiss Francs! This one-of-a-kind “View of the City of Geneva” cloisonné enamel dialed version of the Ref. 5131J model was sold at the auction in Geneva, on June 11, 2012 in order to benefit a Swiss charitable foundation in its noble mission of providing medical aid and psychological care to children.
As it was expected, the price of this unique Patek Philippe Ref 5131J World Time watch that is authentic by a “View of the City of Geneva” scene on the dial’s center went much higher than the price of any regular Ref. 5131J watch. While the usual retailing price of the standard version goes around $70.000, the owner of one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe benefits Children Action with approximately $1.054.000.
Executed in the cloisonné enameling technique, the center of the dial represents Geneva Lakeview and it is surrounded with a 24-time zone indication. Instead of the time zone, traditionally attributed to Paris, there is a new one that marks Geneva with blue color. This unique version of the brand’s legendary model is crafted in yellow gold. With the diameter of 39.5 mm it possesses the perfect size for the elegant timepiece. Wonderfully polished surface of a bezel goes perfectly with a stylish brown alligator strap. The special case-back is beautified with a partly secret plating treatment that commemorates the 2012 Children Action event. Inside the case of this horological perfection beats the self-winding Patek Philippe Caliber 240 HU movement.
This was not the first time that this high-end watchmaker participated in this kind of charity event. In 2009, Patek Philippe’s one-of-a-kind piece for Children Action – Ref. 5180T titanium skeleton model was sold for 520.000 Swiss Francs.
Besides, it auctioned a Calatrava Ref 6000T model for the same cause, two years earlier. Finally, we all remember record prices that Patek Philippe reached two years in a row, at the Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Only Watch Charity Auctions.