The following four lots, lot 442 - 445, comprise a complete set of Patek Philippe's renowned reference 5100. It is Patek Philippe's first model featuring a ten days power reserve and was launched in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium.
A total of 3000 pieces was made including 1,500 examples 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. Reference 5100 is an exclusive, limited edition; the tools for producing the cases will never be used again.
It is exceedingly rare to find an entire set of this model in unused condition, still retaining all certificates, tags, medals, sales labels, boxes as well as the presentation box for storing the four watches (offered as lot 446).
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, 10 DAYS, REF. 5100, MOVEMENT NO. 3'203'940, CASE NO. 4'110'878, MANUFACTURED IN 2001
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold limited edition rectangular wristwatch with ten days power reserve and up and down indicator
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, 10 Days, ref. 5100, movement no. 3'203'940, case no. 4'110'878, manufactured in 2001
Cal. 28-20/220 nickel-finished 10 days lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 29 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, the silvered matte dial with applied gold Arabic and dagger numerals, two engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating ten days power reserve and constant seconds, the rectangular case with angular flared sides, the glazed back secured by four screws, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
46 mm. overall length