Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: X Geneva Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 5270G
    Movement No: 5'572'883
    Case No: 6'041'038
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 29-535, 33 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted box, Certificate of Origin dated January 4, 2016, leather pouch and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5270 is the latest iteration of what can be considered the most representative among Patek Philippe lines of wristwatches: the perpetual calendar chronograph with moonphases. While such watches have been made without interruption since 1940 - beginning with reference 1518 - the entire line encompasses only five references, each of them considered a landmark model in its own right and fiercely desired by collectors of complicated timepieces.

    Launched in 2011, reference 5270 was the first model of the line to be fitted with an in-house movement, as Patek Philippe stopped sourcing ébauches from Nouvelle Lemania in 2010. This strategic decision allows for increased control over the production chain, and it is not a coincidence that it happened around the same time as the introduction of the Patek Philippe seal, the company’s own quality guarantee stamp, with stricter parameters than the Geneva seal.

    The most striking feature of the present watch is of course its sunburst blue dial. It is interesting to note how Patek Philippe opted for a very subtle sunburst effect: the lines radiating from the center are only apparent under certain light conditions.

    Offered in virtually unworn condition, the present watch represents an opportunity to own one of the most striking and representative timepieces in Patek Philippe's current collection.

  • 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. 5270G
A highly complicated, striking and important white gold chronograph wristwatch with perpetual calendar, day/night indication, moonphases, blue dial with certificate and box

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF70,000 - 110,000 

Sold for CHF125,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019