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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5013
    Movement No: 1'908'060
    Case No: 4'439'106
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, R 27 PS-QR, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe Campaign buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 37 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 2 September 2008, a letter from Patek Philippe confirming the watch was originally set with a black dial and was later upgraded to a chocolate brown dial officially referred to as Brun Breguet Or Rge. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe additional case back, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, sales tag, leather portfolio, photograph of the present watch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with chocolate-brown dial and Breguet numerals in pink gold in 2008 and its subsequent sale on 4 September 2008.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5013 tonneau form minute repeating automatic perpetual calendar was first introduced in 1992 and was in production for a total of 18 years, being discontinued in 2010. The majority were cased in either platinum or yellow gold, and examples in pink gold are seldom seen at auction. The style and design still holds the essence of the traditional Patek Philippe grand complications and will remain in history as one of their most important contemporary watches of the late 20th century.

    This 5013 was manufactured towards the end of the reference's cycle, being delivered to the original owner in 2008. Mr. Stern, then President of the firm, personally approved an upgrade to the current chocolate brown dial, to one of his esteemed and important clients. Since then, the watch has remained in a safety deposit box, not being used. The watch is still retaining the letter confirming the upgrade to the dial, and also all original accessories.

    This 5013 is very rare and important, however coupled with the potentially unique and very striking chocolate dial, the watch is catapulted to the very top of reference 5013 having ever appeared at auction.

  • 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. 5013
A very fine and extremely rare pink gold tonneau-shaped minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indicator, rare chocolate brown dial, Breguet numerals with additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

2008
37 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$3,100,000 - 4,600,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am