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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3039

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE, RARE AND IMPORTANT 18K PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND PHASES OF THE MOON

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1'905'013, CASE NO. 2'962'704, REF. 5016R, CIRCA 1994

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE, RARE AND IMPORTANT 18K PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND PHASES OF THE MOON
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1'905'013, CASE NO. 2'962'704, REF. 5016R, CIRCA 1994

    Cal. RTO 27 PS QR nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva Seal, 28 jewels, lateral lever escapement with three-arm one minute tourbillon carriage, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, minute repeating on two steel gongs via two polished steel hammers, the silvered matte dial with applied gold Breguet numerals and outer dot accents, pink gold Breguet hands, arched sector for retrograde date, apertures for day, month and leap year cycle, subsidiary seconds combined with phases of the moon, retrograde date sector, in circular case with stepped rounded bezel and downturned lugs, repeating mechanism activated by a slide in the band, snap on back, together with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    US$400,000-580,000
    EUR292,000-412,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin and brochures in leather wallet, glazed display back, adjustment tool and 18k pink gold clasp.

    Further to the sensational reference 3974 perpetual calendar minute repeating wristwatch, Patek Philippe stunned the world of horology in 1995 with the exquisite reference 5016. This piece represents a milestone in horological prowess by uniting the most coveted complications of a tourbillon, minute repeater, perpetual calendar with retrograde date and moon phase display. It is the second most complicated wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe and is surpassed only by the Sky Moon Tourbillon, reference 5002. The two references are the only tourbillon wristwatches with both the Geneva Seal Hallmark and C.O.S.C certificate. Of particular note is the position of the tourbillon escapement, which is placed on the same rotational axis as the balance and fourth wheel, an extremely difficult configuration that gives the best result from the tourbillon principle.
    And like all Patek Philippe minute repeaters, the reference 5016 is distinguished by the unrivalled clarity and purity of its chimes.