5959R-001 | Split Seconds Chronograph

  • Collection: Grand Complications
  • Model reference: 5959R-001
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 33mm
  • Dial: Black
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph
  • Specificity: Limited to 15 pieces
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Price: Upon request


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The first ever split-seconds chronograph wristwatch was made by Patek Philippe in 1923. It was a 30mm, mono-pusher split-seconds chronograph with an enamel dial, sold at an auction in 1999 for almost $3M USD.

In 2005, Patek introduced the reference 5959, a direct descendant of the original, featuring a 33mm case but with Patek’s first in-house chronograph caliber CHR 27-525 PS. It was also the world’s thinnest split seconds chronograph, measuring at a record-breaking 5.25 mm. The petite masterpiece was launched in platinum only and came with either a black or a white dial.


The present reference 5959R-001 is a special edition of only 15pcs made in18K rosegold.
The sublime combination of the rosegold case, a black gilt dial and applied the Breguet numerals and hands in rosegold make this timepiece incredibly gorgeous.

On the inside is the magnificent caliber CHR 27-525 PS displayed in all its glory through a sapphire caseback. The complex architecture of the movement with its gears and levers offers incredible depth to this petite caliber. To make matters worse, there is the impeccable finishing along the edges of all the components, black polished screw heads, mirror polished column-wheel cap – all signed off with the PP seal of approval.

Offered on a hand-stitched dark brown alligator strap with a 18K pink gold Patek Philippe pin buckle.


Patek Philippe – Bio

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1839, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is considered by many experts and aficionados to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers.
In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch, which was sold on November 13, 1876 to the Hungarian Countess.
It is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture with uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years.

Additional information


Accompanied by a leather wallet with Patek Philippe international warranty certificate, product literature and a wooden presentation box