PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10 DAY POWER RESERVE
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10 DAY POWER RESERVE
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10 DAY POWER RESERVE
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10 DAY POWER RESERVE
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10 DAY POWER RESERVE

REF. 5101R, CIRCA 2009

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10 DAY POWER RESERVE
REF. 5101R, CIRCA 2009
Movement: Manual
Dial: Silvered
Case: 30 x 51 mm. (W x L)
With: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, COSC Certificate, sales tag, product literature, leather portfolio, leather holder, presentation box and outer packaging
Remark: Fresh to the market and in unworn condition
Special notice

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

It takes much more than a cursory glance to realise that reference 5101 is a highly complicated wristwatch. In fact it is the first timepiece that combines two complications which are very difficult to accommodate in the confined space of a rectangular movement: two tandem mainspring barrels with 240 hours of energy storage capacity and a tourbillon precision regulator composed of 72 individual parts.

Characteristic for Patek Philippe, hardly any signs on the outside of the piece would reveal the complexity of its inner workings. Understated elegance has always been a hallmark of Patek Philippe but the tourbillon cage is in fact concealed for a very practical reason - the oil used to lubricate the mechanism is sensitive to ultraviolet rays and will decompose when exposed to daylight, thus losing its beneficial tribological properties. Extremely stringent standards are imposed on all Patek Philippe movements and even more so on tourbillon pieces.

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