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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Reference No: 5016A-010
    Model Name: Reference 5016A-010
    Material: Case material: Stainless steel. Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back. Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant).
    Calibre: Caliber R TO 27 PS QR. Manual winding. Minute repeater. Tourbillon. Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand.
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator leather strap, shiny navy blue, hand-stitched. Fold-over clasp.
    Dimensions: 36.8 mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the great classics of the Patek Philippe wrist Grand Complications between 1993 and 2011, Reference 5016 unites in its Calatrava-style case three of the complications most highly prized by devotees of exceptional watches: the tourbillon, the minute repeater and the perpetual calendar with moon-phase display. As an additional refinement, the perpetual calendar is endowed with a retrograde date hand, which flies back to the 1st of the month after having reached the 28th, 29th, 30th or 31st under the action of an ingenious mechanism controlled by a spiral-coiled spring. This graceful interplay of sophisticated functions is orchestrated by a movement comprising 506 parts, all painstakingly finished by hand with the dedication to excellence for which the manufacture is known.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5016A-010
One of the great classics of the Patek Philippe wrist Grand Complications between 1993 and 2011.

36.8 mm. Diameter

CHF700,000 - 900,000 

Sold for CHF7,300,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm