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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 5207
    Movement No: 3'712'026
    Case No: 4'473'588
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, RTO 27 PS QI, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 41 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 30 January 2010, additional case back, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, portfolio photograph of the present watch, leather portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched at the Basel Fair in 2008, the present reference 5207 was developed over a 5 year period by Patek Philippe’s finest watchmakers and engineers. It is the third most complicated wristwatch manufactured by the renowned brand. Fitted with caliber R TO 27 PS that comprises 212 interacting individual components, reference 5207 features minute repeating, tourbillon, instantaneous perpetual calendar, leap year indicator, day and night display and moon phases. The present watch delivers precise striking of the gong with a melodious chime and terrific quality. The watch is furthermore coupled with a very distinctive dial that displays three apertures for the day, date and month. As opposed to the regular indicators, all these apertures advance instantaneously and synchronously at midnight.

    To the best of our research, less than 10 examples are manufactured per year, making this highly complex wristwatch very exclusive and extremely desirable. Presented in excellent overall condition and complete with all original accessories, the present watch is highly collectible and sought after amongst connoisseurs. The present watch is one of 7 known examples to have appeared on the market.

  • 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. 5207
A very fine and extremely rare platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with leap year indicator, day and night display, moon phases, additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 2010
41 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$3,200,000 - 4,800,000 

Sold for HK$4,000,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016