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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 5270R
    Movement No: 5’942’880
    Case No: 6’088’222
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CH29-535 PS Q, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 2016, wooden presentation box, additional solid caseback, setting pin, hang tag, leather envelope with product literature, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Perpetual calendar chronographs and Patek Philippe are un-dissociable since 1941 when the Geneva brand introduced the reference 1518, the world’s first serially-produced perpetual calendar chronograph followed by what is considered one of the greatest watches of the 20th century, the reference 2499.

    The tradition of this complication continues with Patek Philippe, the layout of the chronograph and calendar functions have more or less remained the same since 1941 with day and month indications read via an aperture at 12 o’clock, date and moonphase at 6 o’clock and the constant seconds and minutes counter at respectively 9 and 3 o’clock.

    The reference 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph was introduced in 2011 (the pink gold version was introduced in 2015) and it featured for the first time an inhouse Patek Philippe chronograph movement (for the 3970 and 5970 Patek Philippe used a heavily modified Lemania base). It also added a day/night and leap year indicator on either side of the moonphase/date indication.

    The reference 5720 has gone through different evolutions since its launch:

    First series: Hands and hour markers are blackened white gold, offering the highest degree of legibility amongst all three series. The dial features railway minute divisions combined with Arabic five minute divisions, and was produced from 2011-2013.

    Second series: In production from 2013 to 2015, a tachymeter scale that follows the contour of the subsidiary seconds counter is now added.

    Third series: The tachymeter scale now stops where it intersects the timekeeping seconds subsidiary dial.

    This rare pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph is only the fourth known example to appear at auction. Preserved in like-new, unworn condition, it is complete with its original certificate and presentation box.

  • 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. 5270R
A very rare and fine pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, leap year, night/day indication, Certificate of Origin, additional hard back, and presentation box

Circa 2016
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF138,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021