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Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual 18K gold limited edition twin barrel wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, original certificate and box
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Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual 18K gold limited edition twin barrel wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, 10 DAYS, REF. 5100J-001, MOVEMENT NO. 3'202'804, CASE NO. 4'123'550, MANUFACTURED IN 2000

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Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual 18K gold limited edition twin barrel wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, original certificate and box
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, 10 Days, ref. 5100J-001, movement no. 3'202'804, case no. 4'123'550, manufactured in 2000
Movement: cal. 28-20/220 stamped with the Geneva seal, manual, twin barrel, 29 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: glazed display back secured by four screws, 34 mm width x 45 mm length, signed
With: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, Certificate of Origin stamped by Juwelier Kutter and dated 29th January 2001, Bulletin de Marche no. 8956061 from CONTROLE OFFICIEL SUISSE DES CHRONOMETRES, commemorative Patek Philippe medal, limited edition Attestation, product literature, leather pouch, fitted presentation box.
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Purchased by the present owner in 2001, this yellow gold reference 5100 is complete with its original paperwork and accessories.

Of highly distinctive case form, reference 5100 takes its design from the similar, albeit smaller, reference 2554 from the 1950s, also known as the "manta ray" model. Produced in a limited edition, reference 5100 was launched in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium.

What makes this watch a modern take on its predecessor, apart from its size, is also the employment of a power reserve for the amazing duration of 10 days. Conveniently for the wearer of the watch, the mechanism will keep running up to ten days straight without requiring the daily or perhaps 36 hours winding necessary for ordinary timepieces.

Reference 5100 is Patek Philippe's first model featuring a ten-day power reserve. Made in a limited edition, this watch can never be recreated exactly as the firm destroyed the tools that were necessary for making the reference. The prestigious Geneva maker made a total of 3,000 pieces of reference 5100. Of these, 1,500 examples were made in yellow gold, 750 in pink gold, 450 in white gold and 300 in platinum, the latter with a flawless Top Wesselton diamond set between the lugs at 6 o'clock.

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