An extremely fine and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate and additional case back

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 5004
    Movement No: 879'505
    Case No: 2'963'332
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, CH 27-700, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 20 March 2001, additional case back, product literature, instruction manual and leather wallet.
    Literature: For another yellow gold reference 5004, please see Patek Philippe Geneve by Alan Banbery and Martin Huber, page 312.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5004 was a true revolution when it was introduced as for the first time it offers a split seconds function in additional to the perpetual calendar and chronograph complication. Manufactured in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold, steel and platinum, the watch is now discontinued. The reference combines perfectly Patek Philippe's signature design, highest level of complications and uncompromised approach to quality.
    Presented in very original condition, this yellow gold example comes complete with original certificate and 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. 5004
An extremely fine and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate and additional case back

百達翡麗,極精細及罕有,18K黃金腕錶,配萬年曆、追針計時功能、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,型號5004,附證書及底蓋,約2001年製

Circa 2001
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,000,000 - 1,440,000 
€117,000-169,000
$125,000-180,000

sold for HK$1,125,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016