Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, additional solid case back, original certificate and box
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, additional solid case back, original certificate and box
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, additional solid case back, original certificate and box
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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, additional solid case back, original certificate and box
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Many of the watches offered for sale in this catal… Read more PATEK PHILIPPERef. 5074R Cathedral Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar The Property of an Important Private Collector
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, additional solid case back, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5074R, MOVEMENT NO. 1'906'181, CASE NO. 4'376'366, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, additional solid case back, original certificate and box
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5074R, movement no. 1'906'181, case no. 4'376'366, manufactured in 2006
Movement: cal. R27 Q, automatic, 39 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: sapphire crystal display screw back, 42 mm. diam., signed
With: 18K pink gold Patek Pilippe buckle, Certificate of Origin issued by Patek Philippe Salon, London, and dated 29 May 2007, 18K pink gold additional solid case back, setting pin, sales tag, product literature, leather portfolio, presentation slipcase, presentation winding box, outer packaging, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial, pink gold Arabic numerals, English version, in 2006 and its subsequent sale on 8 May 2007

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Lot Essay

This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The watch will be supplied with a calf leather strap.

Beyond its exceptional appeal as a perpetual calendar cathedral repeater, reference 5074 can be considered one of the most striking stylistic exercises by Patek Philippe. It seamlessly blends the design heritage of vintage horology with more modern solutions. The final result is nothing short of breathtaking.

Worn proudly on a few occasions at most, the present watch is absolutely unspoiled in all of its parts, allowing the case design and enthralling black and gold dial to be fully appreciated in all their glory.

The dial with its three subsidiary dials and no windows looks back at the timeless and supremely balanced design of the classic perpetual calendars of the past century, such as references 1518 and 2499. The lugs are unmistakably inspired by the celebrated reference 2499, with the outer top edge of each sculpted with a subtle groove. The blank sloped and stepped bezel, instead, is a trait typical of modern horology, as is its impressive size of 42 mm. Remarkably, the model manages to attain a momentous presence on the wrist without appearing excessive or gaudy. This also thanks to the black dial which, when coupled with the warm pink hue of the case and exquisite gold designations, grants the model an elegance rarely seen on timepieces of this size. The movement chimes the hours, quarters, and minutes on Patek Philippe’s celebrated ‘cathedral’ gong system that gives it a rich and pleasingly clear tone when striking.

The reference 5074 is one of the most technologically complex, aesthetically appealing and hard-to-find modern Patek Philippe references. It was originally launched in yellow gold from 2001 to 2006. In 2005, the watch was offered for the first time in pink gold and available with a silvered dial or the rare black dial, as seen on the present watch.

Believed to have been made in less than 50 pieces in pink gold, the black dial variant is thought to be the rarest of the two dial colour options. Although now unavailable from Patek Philippe, the last known retail price for the pink gold version is 542,000 Swiss Francs in 2014.

The return to market ratio for the reference 5074 is extremely small, indicating how deeply collectors are attached to this model. So far, only 4 examples in pink gold came back to the secondary market.

The present watch affords collectors the all too rare opportunity to acquire one of Patek Philippe’s modern legends.

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