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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 5004P-021
    Movement No: 3'275'389
    Case No: 4'508'114
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CHR 27-70 Q, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Philippe alligator strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated October 14th, 2010, leather portfolio with photograph and product literature, fitted wooden presentation box, and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe travel box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe reference 5004 has become one of the greatest neo-vintage collectibles. Featuring a split-seconds chronograph function that allows simultaneous timing, it was the first serially produced Patek Philippe perpetual calendar model to feature such complication. A feast of technical mastery, the intricacy of the split-seconds module added to the already complex perpetual calendar chronograph was so complicated to manufacture that only a small number of watches were delivered each year. Powered by the Nouvelle Lemania-based calibre that can be admired through the crystal case back, the reference was produced in a variety of metals (pink gold, yellow gold, white gold, platinum and stainless steel) during a 16-year run, from 1994 till 2010.

    Not too small nor too large, the watch measures an elegant 36mm diameter and shares the aesthetics of the long lineage of perpetual calendar chronographs such as the reference 3970 and the iconic references 2499 and 1518. Yet, its stepped case is a little bit thicker and larger than its predecessors to accommodate the split-second complication, giving the watch a contemporary presence to the wrist. Displaying an oversized crown at 3 o’clock and an understated silver dial with applied Arabic numerals, the present platinum example exudes a potent mix of simplicity, modern aesthetics, and traditions; a winning combination to create one of the most desirable and versatile wristwatches.

    Coming from the original owner, the present fresh-to-market reference 5004P-021 is further offered in beautifully well-preserved condition and was acquired through Patek Philippe’s Geneva Salon as indicated on the Certificate of Origin. Widely thought of as one of the most desirable contemporary references by Patek Philippe, the combination of the subtle lustre of platinum, rarity, and technical virtuosity makes it an exceptional acquisition for the discerning collector.

  • 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. 5004P-021
An exceptionally attractive and collectible platinum perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, certificate of origin, and presentation box

36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

CHF150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for CHF304,800

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024