A very fine and very rare platinum 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: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 5074
    Movement No: 1'906'257
    Case No: 4'485'107
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, R 27 Q, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 8 November 2009, additional case back, setting pin, portfolio photograph of the present watch, product literature, instruction manual, leather portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its inception in the late 1600s, the minute repeating mechanism has captivated watchmakers and collectors alike, with each firm striving to create the most beautiful, clear, and varying tones of chimes.

    After ceasing production of reference 5074J around 2006, Patek Philippe released reference 5074P at Basel in 2009 due to popular demand for the model. Platinum is arguably the most coveted of all case metals, and when coupled with the superior chimes of the cathedral repeating mechanism, really makes this wristwatch a pièce de resistance in Patek Philippe's repertoire.

    Assembling a minute repeater typically requires 200 to 300 hours of work, and the cathedral gongs display a rich, deep yet delicate resonance that Patek Philippe is best known for. To date, approximately 3 examples cased in platinum have appeared on the market.

  • 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 platinum 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,非常精細及非常罕有,鉑金自動上弦腕錶,配三問、萬年曆、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,型號5074,附證書、盒子及底蓋,約2009年製

Circa 2009
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$2,700,000 - 5,000,000 

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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