PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5004, MOVEMENT NO. 879'545, CASE NO. 2'972'593, CIRCA 1995

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5004, MOVEMENT NO. 879'545, CASE NO. 2'972'593, CIRCA 1995
Movement: Manual
Dial: Silvered
Case: 36.5 mm. diam.
With: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle and setting pin
Remark: Approx. 300 pieces made
Literature
Reference 5004 is illustrated in: ‘Patek Philippe Wristwatches’, Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 312.
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Lot Essay

To the best of our knowledge, the present example has never been offered in public before.

With an approximate output of only 12 examples per year due to its immense technical complexity, the reference 5004 is regarded as one of the great modern classics among Patek Philippe’s high complication models and has a cult following among collectors. In production between 1994 and 2010, the 1st series watches commenced with movement no. 879’501, the present platinum watch is an early example with movement no. 879’545. Furthermore, early platinum 5004’s such as the present watch were often fitted with a silvered dial rather than the more usual black dial associated with the platinum version.

Descended from reference 3970 which is the true and legitimate successor to the mythical reference 2499, reference 5004 embodies not only the essence of Patek Philippe's design legacy of the post war decades but also the savoir faire of their skilled master watchmakers who managed to add another highly complex mechanism to a traditional sized watch without disturbing its proportions. To many collectors, reference 5004 is one of the greatest wristwatches ever made and is often mentioned as one of the watches with the most promising future in the market. Reference 5004 was Patek Philippe’s first serially produced split-seconds perpetual calendar wristwatch. Manufactured in four metals during its 16-year run – 18K yellow gold, 18K pink gold, 18K white gold, and platinum. The 5004 was eventually superseded by Ref. 5204, which was unveiled during Baselworld 2012.

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