Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: 5270G-001
    Movement No: 5'700'247
    Case No: 4'599'345
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CH 29-535 PS Q, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 25, 2013, additional numbered case back, setting pin, hang tag, slip case, wallet, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2011 Patek Philippe introduced the ground-breaking successor of the long lineage of serially produced perpetual calendar wristwatches, the reference 5270. It was the brand’s very first perpetual calendar chronograph with a fully in-house movement, as Patek Philippe stopped sourcing ébauches from Nouvelle Lemania in 2010.

    Larger than its predecessors, the reference 5270 measures a steady 41mm diameter and features rectangular pushers. Its seconds subdial and its 30-minute counter are now positioned below the horizontal centerline, and two small, round apertures have been added to accommodate the day and night indication on the left as well as the leap-year on the right.

    There are three recognized series of the 5270, which are as follows:
    First series: The hands and numerals are blackened white gold, offering the highest legibility among all three series. The dial features railway minute divisions combined with Arabic five-minute divisions and was produced from 2011-2013. (The present example)

    Second series: In production from 2013 to 2015, the hand and numerals are now a more classic white and the tachymeter scale has been added. The scale follows the contour of the subsidiary seconds counter.

    Third series: The white numerals and hands are unchanged, but the tachymeter scale now stops where it intersects the running seconds subsidiary dials.

    Testifying to the unique competence and exceptional timepiece design philosophy of Patek Philippe, the present watch radiates contemporary generosity and elegance. It flaunts a silvery opalescent dial that accommodates a total of eleven indications in a most organized and legible way.

    An early iteration of this milestone reference, the present 5270G is fresh to the auction market and brand new and double sealed originally. It was only unsealed on August, 16 2023 in front of Phillips' in-house counsel for the purpose of shipping the timepiece.

  • 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-001
A rare, freshly unsealed and attractive white gold pereptual calendar chronograph wristwatch with day and night indication, moonphases, certificate of origin and presentation box

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF114,300

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023