A fine and rare white gold wristwatch with power reserve, date and moon phases

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 5015
    Movement No: 3'052'259
    Case No: 4'022'006
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 240/154, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe Campaign buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with porcelain-white dial in 1998 and its subsequent sale on 27 April 1998.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 5015, however in yellow gold, please see Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, page 235.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5015 was in production from 1994 until 1999. Fitted in a classy Officer-style case with beaded bezel, the watch is complete with a precise moon phase complication that not only indicates the phases of the moon but also the ages of the moon.

  • 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. 5015
A fine and rare white gold wristwatch with power reserve, date and moon phases

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K白金自動上弦腕錶,配動力儲存、日曆及月相顯示,型號5015,1998年製

1998
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 180,000 
€11,700-21,100
$12,500-22,000

sold for HK$112,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016