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Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and important platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar single button chronograph automatic wristwatch with leap year indication, day and night display and moon phases, additional solid case back, setting pin, sale tag, original certificate and box
Many of the watches offered for sale in this catal… Read more PATEK PHILIPPERef. 5208P-001 Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Single Button Chronograph
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and important platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar single button chronograph automatic wristwatch with leap year indication, day and night display and moon phases, additional solid case back, setting pin, sale tag, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5208P-001, MOVEMENT NO. 5’000’688, CASE NO. 4’552’241, CIRCA 2011

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Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and important platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar single button chronograph automatic wristwatch with leap year indication, day and night display and moon phases, additional solid case back, setting pin, sale tag, original certificate and box
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 5208P-001, movement no. 5’000’688, case no. 4’552’241, circa 2011
Movement: cal. R CH 27 PS QI, automatic, 58 jewels, stamped with the PP seal, signed
Dial: two-tone anthracite and silvered, white gold numerals, signed
Case: platinum glazed display back secured by four screws, single diamond of 0.02 carats set between the lower lugs, 42 mm. diam., signed
With: platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp, Certificate of Origin dated 27 February 2012, additional solid platinum case back, sale tag, leather wallet, leather portfolio, instruction manual, product information, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
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Preserved in like new condition, the present platinum reference 5208P is only the second example of this model ever to be offered at auction.

Given the excessively high level of rarity and exclusivity of the reference and the absolute freshness to the market of the present watch it must be considered as a significant opportunity for any discerning collector to acquire one of the most magnificent and rarely obtainable watches of Patek Philippe’s Grand Complication series.

Reference 5208P
An awe-inspiring tour de force of horology, the reference 5208P is one of the most complicated wristwatches Patek Philippe has ever made, amply demonstrating the company’s mastery of complications. It includes a minute repeater, one of the most difficult horological complications of all to put in a wristwatch, a single button chronograph, an instantaneous perpetual calendar as well as moon phases and day and night indication.

Furthermore, to add another level of complexity, the reference 5208P is one of the very few highly complicated wristwatches to be self-winding. It also features components made using state of the art technology and materials: Silinvar, a Spiromax balance spring and Pulsomax escapement with a lever and escape wheel made of the innovative silicon-based material. The three most important components of the escapement - the hairspring, the balance wheel and the anchor or pallet fork - are now in silicium or Silinvar, as Patek Philippe has named it. With the use of the revolutionary Silinvar Spiromax spring, Patek Philippe has ventured one step closer to perfection - the spring is isochronous regardless of temperature, movement orientation or magnetic presence.

In 2017, Patek Philippe chose this model to represent the company at the “Only Watch” charity auction in association with Christie’s held on 11th November that year. For the event, Patek created a unique version in titanium – reference 5208T-010 which sold for 6,200,000 Swiss Francs.

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