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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 5004J
    Movement No: 3'275'237
    Case No: 4'492'820
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27-70, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted box, Certificate of Origin dated March 1, 2011, additional caseback, setting pin, leather folios, instruction manual, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 5004 is most probably one of the timepieces that represents the epitome of what Patek Philippe stands for: stealth sophistication.

    Reference 5004 was produced between 1994 and 2010 and was Patek Philippe’s first serially produced perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph. Together with the reference 5070 and 5970, it is the last Patek Philippe model to employ the “Nouvelle Lemania” based calibre.

    The aesthetics of the watch are based on the reference 3970 (itself based on the iconic ref. 2499), with subtle differences: the dial features large Arabic numerals instead of baton markers most often found on the ref. 3970; the case is thicker and 0.8 mm larger as a result of the split-seconds complication, granting it a more substantial wrist presence, while still remaining very elegant and understated.

    The intricacy of the split seconds module, compounded with the already complex perpetual calendar chronograph and the enormously high finishing standard of the company, commanded an incredibly slow production rate.

    The present example is one of the very last ones made and is in superb condition with strong stepped lugs, deep hallmarks and coming with full set of accessories including the solid caseback.

  • 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. 5004J
An enticing and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate, additional caseback and box

Circa 2010
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for CHF277,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022