With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 24 July 2006, additional case back, instruction manual, product literature, leather wallet, leather portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
The present reference 5078 stands out by its overall excellent condition and is only the seventh example to come up for auction since its introduction in 2006.
Manufacture of reference 5078 was launched in 2008 and was only available in platinum with a white enamel dial such as this watch. In 2010, Patek Philippe made available a black metal dial.
It is fitted with the ingenious calibre R 27 PS which impresses not only by its remarkable number of 342 parts but also by Patek Philippe's masterly performance of combining a micro-rotor and a minute repeating mechanism in a proportionally small 12 1/2''' movement.
The present watch had to pass a final test before being handed over to its future owner. Since Patek Philippe launched the production of minute repeating timepieces in 1989, not a single one left the workshop before Philippe Stern, the company's president until 2009, now honorable president, deemed its chiming of the hour worthy of the firm's high standards. In the tranquillity of his office, he listened to the sounds of each watch to assure the inimitable richness of timbre that, as the Calatrava cross, is one of the trademarks of Patek Philippe's minute repeating wristwatches.