A very fine and very rare yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2001
    Reference No: 5074
    Movement No: 1'906'147
    Case No: 4'214'415
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, R 27 Q, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 2003, additional case back, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, portfolio photograph of the present watch, leather wallet, leather portfolio, slip case and fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with opaline-white dial in 2001 and subsequent sale on 29 July 2003.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5074 is one of the most important grand complication wristwatches by Patek Philippe. Manufactured in a very limited production, the reference was launched in 2001 in yellow gold and discontinued in 2006. The present watch features the finest complications combing perpetual calendar and cathedral gong minute repeating. Cased in yellow gold, it carries a case measuring 42 mm. diameter, giving it a lot of presence on the wrist and making it one of the largest grand complication wristwatches in the collection.

    The present lot is fresh to the market and only 5 examples have appeared on the market thus far. Offered in exceptional condition and complete with original certificate and presentation box, the present watch is a very fine example that delivers the perfect acoustic experience.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 5074
A very fine and very rare yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

百達翡麗,非常精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,配三問、萬年曆、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,型號5074,附底蓋、證書及盒子,2001年製

2001
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$2,200,000 - 4,000,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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