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PATEK PHILIPPE. A MAGNIFICENT, EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COMPLICATED 18K PINK GOLD DOUBLE-DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING "CATHEDRAL" MINUTE REPEATING, TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, MOON AGE AND ANGULAR MOTION, SIDEREAL TIME AND SKY CHART
PATEK PHILIPPE. A MAGNIFICENT, EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COMPLICATED 18K PINK GOLD DOUBLE-DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING "CATHEDRAL" MINUTE REPEATING, TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, MOON AGE AND ANGULAR MOTION, SIDEREAL TIME AND SKY CHART
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A MAGNIFICENT, EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COMPLICATED 18K PINK GOLD DOUBLE-DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING "CATHEDRAL" MINUTE REPEATING, TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, MOON AGE AND ANGULAR MOTION, SIDEREAL TIME AND SKY CHART
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A MAGNIFICENT, EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COMPLICATED 18K PINK GOLD DOUBLE-DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING "CATHEDRAL" MINUTE REPEATING, TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, MOON AGE AND ANGULAR MOTION, SIDEREAL TIME AND SKY CHART

SKY MOON TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 5002R, CIRCA 2010

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A MAGNIFICENT, EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COMPLICATED 18K PINK GOLD DOUBLE-DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING "CATHEDRAL" MINUTE REPEATING, TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH RETROGRADE DATE, MOON AGE AND ANGULAR MOTION, SIDEREAL TIME AND SKY CHART
SKY MOON TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 5002R, CIRCA 2010
Movement: Manual
Dial: White
Case: 44 mm.
With: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe Bulletin de Precision de Marche, setting pin, product literature, leather portfolio, presentation box and outer packaging
Remark: Possibly 25 pieces made in pink gold, 7 known and fresh to the market
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Lot Essay

The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 is one of the most important watches ever to have been made in modern history. During the years in which it was produced, it was the most complicated wristwatch ever made by Patek Philippe.
Christie’s is delighted to offer this exceptional rose gold reference 5002R, one of the rarest versions with only 25 pieces being made in total in comparison with 40 pieces each in yellow gold and platinum. To date, only five other examples of the rose gold Sky Moon Tourbillon have returned to the market. This ultra-exclusive Patek Philippe Grande Complication is presented in superlative condition with full set of accessories and the reassuring provenance of the Champion Collection, one of the world’s greatest watch collections.
The term ‘masterpiece’ is used quite deservedly for all of Patek Philippe’s complicated watches. However, the reference 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon holds a very special place amongst Patek Philippe’s greatest horological achievements. Made between 2001 and 2012 (the rose gold version being introduced in 2002), the watch features two dials and 12 complications. Its technical complexity and brilliance caused a sensation when it was released and the model has lost none of its appeal over the last 20 years. Only ever available by invitation and interview to Patek Philippe’s most important clients, prospective owners were hand-picked. Naturally, as one of the world’s most respected collectors and connoisseurs, the owner of the Champion Collection was chosen as one of these fortunate few.
Inspired by the famous ‘Star Caliber 2000’, a double-dialled pocket watch made to commemorate the new Millennium, the Sky Moon Tourbillon has two dials. The first displaying mean solar time, retrograde perpetual calendar and phases of the moon. The other side features the sky chart – a map of the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere. An elliptical contour surrounds the portion of the nocturnal sky that is visible from a specific location. This patented module has a transparent crystal disk rotating once per sidereal day which is the basis for the sidereal time display with two hands and 24-hour scale. The sky chart also depicts the angular motion of the stars and of the moon, the meridian passages of Sirius and of the moon, and the waxing and waning moon phases. The disk is driven by means of teeth on its circumference, concealed from view by the bezel, comparable to the mechanism of ‘mystery’ clocks. The Patek Philippe Sky-Moon mechanism represents an extraordinary horological achievement, offering an incredible degree of precision in the depiction of the celestial canopy.
The Minute Repeater with Cathedral Gongs
The minute repeater is a complication for which Patek Philippe are justly famous. Over the years, the company has invested considerable time and effort in the development of the minute repeating wristwatch in order to perfect both its function and sound. The company has developed a special alloy for the making of the gongs which provides a clear, easily audible and attractive tone. In the reference 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon, two extra-long ‘cathedral’ gongs provide an astonishing richness and clarity. Almost twice the length of ordinary gongs, both coil around the movement twice.

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