Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 5004
    Movement No: 3'275'321
    Case No: 4'458'990
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, CHR 27-70Q, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3 March 2009, additional case back, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, portfolio photograph of the present watch, leather portfolio, slip case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Consigned by a very important collector, the present reference 5004 wristwatch is one of the most charismatic example to have come to auction. The present watch is fitted with a one of a kind special dial displaying the perfect combination of mechanical complexity and dial design. The shade of blue is perfectly matching its case metal and the Breguet numeral at 12 o'clock finishes it beautifully. The present watch is in extremely well preserved condition and has only been worn a handful of time.
    The manufacture of reference 5004 began in 1995 and is today discontinued. The 5004 embodies Patek Philippe's design legacy and the present watch is one of the most important 5004 to have appeared at auction in recent years.

  • 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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Ref. 5004
A fine and very rare platinum perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with special blue tachymetre dial, Breguet numeral at 12 o'clock, moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box, formerly in the collection of Sir Eric Clapton

Circa 2009
36.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$2,800,000 - 4,400,000 

Sold for HK$6,280,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016