A fine and very rare platinum limited edition rectangular wristwatch, made to commemorate the opening of Patek Philippe's salon in Geneva in 2006

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 5105
    Movement No: 978'012
    Case No: 4'278'298
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9'''90, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Navy Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 25 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 8 December 2006, Attestation confirming the present watch is part of a limited edition of 1000 pieces in platinum, polishing cloth, product literature, sales tag, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5105 in platinum was launched along with reference 5565 to commemorate the opening of Patek Philippe’s salon in Geneva in 2006. Limited to 100 pieces only, the streamlined rectangular case of the present watch exemplifies the aesthetics of reference 492 in art-deco style from 1936. Like its compelling predecessor, reference 5105 is fitted with a calibre 9’’’90 manufactured in 1959, which were discovered in an old wooden chest before the watchmaking department moved to Plan-les-Ouates in 1996. Presented in pristine condition, the present watch is complete with accessories.

  • 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. 5105
A fine and very rare platinum limited edition rectangular wristwatch, made to commemorate the opening of Patek Philippe's salon in Geneva in 2006

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,鉑金長方形腕錶,型號5105,限量生產,為慶祝百達翡麗日內瓦專門店開幕於2006年製

2006
25 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 450,000 
€37,600-52,800
$40,000-56,000

sold for HK$637,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016