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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 139

    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual 18K white gold limited edition rectangular twin barrel wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, original certificate, COSC certificate, tag, seal and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, 10 DAYS, REF. 5100G-001, MOVEMENT NO. 3’201’184, CASE NO. 4’091’541, CIRCA 2001

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual 18K white gold limited edition rectangular twin barrel wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, original certificate, COSC certificate, tag, seal and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, 10 days, ref. 5100G-001, movement no. 3’201’184, case no. 4’091’541, circa 2001
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 28-20, 29 jewels, stamped with the Geneva seal
    DIAL: dark blue, applied white gold dagger and Arabic numerals, minute divisions, two sunken subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 10 days power reserve indication
    CASE: 18K white gold, rectangular, angular flared sides, glazed display back secured by four screws, 34 mm. width, 35.5 mm. length
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origine stamped Gübelin Zurich and dated 15 April 2001, Bureaux Suisse de Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Chronomètres Watch Rate Certificate dated 6 April 2000, Reference 5100 Limited Edition Attestation, original sales tag, Geneva seal, presentation box with outer packaging


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    Consigned by its actual owner at Gübelin in Zurich in 2001 the present reference 5100 is fresh to the market and furthermore in excellent overall condition.

    Reference 5100
    Of highly distinctive case form, reference 5100 takes its design from the similar, albeit smaller, reference 2554 from the 1950s, also known as the "manta ray" model. Produced in a limited edition, reference 5100 was launched in 2000 to celebrate the new millenium.

    What makes this watch a modern take on its predecessor, apart from its size, is also the employment of a power reserve for the amazing duration of 10 days. Conveniently for the wearer of the watch, the mechanism will keep running up to ten days straight without requiring the daily or perhaps 36 hours winding necessary for ordinary timepieces.

    Reference 5100 is Patek Philippe's first model featuring a ten-day power reserve. Made in a limited edition, this watch can never be recreated exactly as the firm destroyed the tools that were necessary for making the reference. The prestigious Geneva maker made a total of 3,000 pieces of reference 5100. Of these, 1,500 examples were made in yellow gold, 750 in pink gold, 450 in white gold and 300 in platinum, the latter with a flawless Top Wesselton diamond set between the lugs at 6 o'clock.

    Reference 5100 is an exclusive, limited edition; the tools for producing the cases have been destroyed to make sure the model will never be made again.

    Special Notice

    Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.