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Patek Philippe. A Fine 18k White Gold Limited Edition Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Leap Year and Day and Night Indication, Original Certificate and Box
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Patek Philippe. A Fine 18k White Gold Limited Edition Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Leap Year and Day and Night Indication, Original Certificate and Box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5270 "MUNICH EDITION", MOVEMENT NO. 5'765'147, CASE NO. 4'659'415, MANUFACTURED IN 2013

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Patek Philippe. A Fine 18k White Gold Limited Edition Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Leap Year and Day and Night Indication, Original Certificate and Box
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5270 "Munich Edition", Movement No. 5'765'147, Case No. 4'659'415, Manufactured in 2013
Cal. CH 29-535 PS Q mechanical movement, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal, 33 jewels, silvered dial, applied white gold baton numerals, outer minute divisions and tachometer scale in blue text, two apertures for day and month in English, three engine-turned recessed subsidiary dials for constant seconds, instantaneous 30 minute register, and date combines with moon phases, two small apertures for leap year and day/night indications, large circular water-resistant-type case, downturned fluted lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, sapphire crystal display screw back, 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
41mm diam.
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With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 1, 2014 and confirming the printing and tachometer scale are in blue. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe veneered presentation box, additional hard case back, setting pin, tie tag, leather portfolio, product literature, and outer packaging.

Reference 5270 was introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in April of 2011, and was available only in white gold. It replaced the celebrated reference 5970, making a few subtle changes to the appearance and design of the watch, and featured the in-house CH29 movement, replacing the Lemania 2310-based CH27 caliber in the 5970. The case of the 5270 is 2mm larger, at 41mm as opposed to the 5970's 39mm, and featured lugs with more of a flared step. The dial of the 5270 no longer featured a tachometer scale on the outer ring. The 5970 combined the 24 hour indicator with the constant seconds dial, and the leap year indicator with the 30 minutes register. The 5270 separated all of those features - the constant seconds and 30 minute registers are each on their own subsidiary dial, and two small apertures on either side of the date/moon phase subsidiary indicate the leap year and night and day.

In October of 2013, Patek Philippe presented the "KunstWerkUhr" Exhibition in Munich, Germany. The exhibition lasted 10 days, and celebrated Patek Philippe's tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing. A selection of pieces from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, Switzerland were sent to the exhibition, and highlighted over 500 years of European watchmaking history. Professional watchmakers, gem-setters, engravers, and enamellers did live demonstrations of their skills.

Following the success of the exhibition, Patek Philippe released two limited edition models, the 5130 and the 5270. The 5130 world time was cased in both pink and white gold, each limited to 25 pieces. The city of Munich replaced Paris on the outer ring of world cities. Whereas most reference 5130 world time watches featured a central sunburst guilloché design in the center of the dial, the Munich editions featured a texture reminiscent of the "Bayerische Wappen" or "coat-of-arms", derived from the flag of Bavaria. The textured pattern was also found on the logo of the retailer Huber in Munich, whom Patek Philippe produced a limited edition watch for in 2006, to commemorate 150 years of Adreas Huber.

The Munich edition of the 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph was available only at the Wempe boutique in Munich. It closely resembled the standard 5270, but with two notable differences - the addition of a tachometer scale on the dial, as was found on the 5970, and all of the printing on the dial was done in a deep blue color. This special Munich edition was limited to only 50 examples, of which the present watch is an excellent example.

The present example is the first known example of the reference 5270 Munich edition to come to the auction market, making it a very rare find for the Patek Philippe collector of limited editions.

To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.

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