PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM CUSHION-SHAPED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SINGLE BUTTON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, DAY/NIGHT, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND LACQUERED WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK BREGUET NUMERALS
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM CUSHION-SHAPED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SINGLE BUTTON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, DAY/NIGHT, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND LACQUERED WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK BREGUET NUMERALS
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM CUSHION-SHAPED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SINGLE BUTTON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, DAY/NIGHT, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND LACQUERED WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK BREGUET NUMERALS
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM CUSHION-SHAPED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SINGLE BUTTON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, DAY/NIGHT, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND LACQUERED WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK BREGUET NUMERALS
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM CUSHION-SHAPED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SINGLE BUTTON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, DAY/NIGHT, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND LACQUERED WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK BREGUET NUMERALS

REF. 5951P-012, CIRCA 2015

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM CUSHION-SHAPED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SINGLE BUTTON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, DAY/NIGHT, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND LACQUERED WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK BREGUET NUMERALS

REF. 5951P-012, CIRCA 2015
Movement: Manual
Dial: Lacquered white with black Breguet numerals
Case: 37 mm. wide
With: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle, Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, additional solid case back, sales tag, setting pin, product literature, leather portfolio, leather folder, presentation box and outer packaging
Remark: Fresh to market, in unworn condition, full set, and property from the Kairos collection. Possibly the second piece known.
Note: Serial numbers are available upon request

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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

This ‘Grand Complication’ wristwatch is the perfect representation of why Patek Philippe’s position as the world’s premier watch brand remains unassailable. A magnificent and highly exclusive tour-de-force of haute horology, it is the first example of a reference 5951P-012 ever to be offered at international auction. Christie’s is therefore extremely honoured to present this full-set example of the highly important platinum ‘Coussin Tortue’ perpetual calendar with split-seconds chronograph and white lacquered dial with black Breguet numerals, a model that was in production for only one year.
The reference 5951P-012 was introduced in 2014 and discontinued in 2015. It is one of the two final versions of the original reference 5951P that was launched at BaselWorld in 2010. Only available with a platinum case, styled in the manner of Patek Philippe’s first wrist chronographs, the movement is the formidable caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q, the thinnest column wheel controlled split-seconds chronograph movement ever produced by Patek Philippe.
Patek Philippe has described this model as “a Grand Complication wristwatch that redefines design and technology benchmarks, it stands for the perfect amalgamation of Genevan watchmaking artistry and 21st century technology”. This is undoubtedly true, the new dial design for the display of the complications is a masterpiece and results in a clean and bold overall appearance where the indications are entirely unobtrusive. Echoing Patek Philippe’s 1920s and 30s wristwatches, the moon phases have been positioned in the 12 o’clock position. The days of the week and month windows have been placed on the edge of the date ring and furthermore, the indications for the leap-years and day/night are in small circular symmetrically placed windows flanking the date ring. This leaves the subsidiary dials for the seconds and chronograph 60-minute counter entirely clear and more easily readable.
Only a handful of this reference 5951P-012 are known publicly and the present watch is, to the best of our knowledge, the first to be offered at auction. It offers collectors the opportunity to obtain one of the most technically advanced and highly exclusive of Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar split-seconds wristwatches.

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