On 11 June was held in Geneva charity auction in favor of Children Action. For the occasion, Patek Philippe produced a single piece, the reference 5131J, a clock Hours of the World in yellow gold with cloisonné enamel dial depicting Lake Geneva.
The clock has been beaten to a record $ 1 million Swiss Francs.
The new auction record exceeds twice the figure achieved by the previous single original Patek Philippe replica watch created specifically for Children Action in 2009, the Ref. 5180T titanium, sold for 520,000 Swiss francs.
The reference 5131J “View of the City of Geneva” exhibition in the central sector of the dial the scenery of Lake Geneva made with hand-technique called cloisonné. The term comes from “cloison” – which means the cell – in watchmaking is a glazing technique that is performed by applying a mixture of matte glaze, transparent or translucent inside of cells separated by wire and made of precious metals like gold. In this example the time zone traditionally attributed in Paris, has been replaced with Geneva indicated in blue. The swiss replica watch with its unique identity in Geneva was purchased by a particularly loyal customer of the Swiss capital.
Established in February 1994, Children Action is a charitable foundation that provides practical help to children, in Switzerland and elsewhere, in areas such as medical and surgical care, counseling, preventive care to adolescent suicide and more .