A fine and rare white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, leap year and day and night indicator, additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5270
    Movement No: 5'957'813
    Case No: 6'145'546
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 29-535, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated December 12, 2012 and stamped Wempe, additional caseback, setting pin, instruction manual, product literature and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The serially-produced perpetual calendar chronograph is one of Patek Philippe's most historical and iconic models to date. Its roots date back to 1941 with the creation of reference 1518. Today, the Genevan manufacture continues the tradition by producing an exclusive and updated take on the complicated wristwatch. Reference 5270 was first introduced in 2011 and is the largest perpetual calendar chronograph ever made by Patek Philippe. Featuring an in-house caliber, the model can generally be divided into a few series:

    First series: The hands and numerals are black, offering the highest legibility among all the three series. Most notably, it lacks a tachymeter scale.

    Second series: The hand and numerals are now a more classic silvered finish and the tachymeter scale has been added. The scale follows the contour of the subsidiary seconds counter creating what is now known as "The Chin".

    Third series: The final iteration features unchanged silvered numerals and hands, however the tachymeter scale now stops where it intersects the outer date ring.

    Sold at the storied retailer Wempe and offered in excellent condition, this third series 5270 has hardly been worn throughout its lifetime and is offered with its original accessories such as its original certificate, numbered additional case back, setting pin and fitted presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5270
A fine and rare white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, leap year and day and night indicator, additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

2012
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF70,000 - 120,000 
€62,400-107,000
$70,500-121,000

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

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