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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 5101
    Movement No: 3'361'232
    Case No: 4'353'959
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 28-20, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle
    Dimensions: 51.5 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 9 December 2006, Rate Accuracy Certificate for Patek Philippe Tourbillon Watches, product literature, instruction manual, leather portfolio, portfolio photographs 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 in 2006 and its subsequent sale on 24 May 2006.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First launched in 2003, reference 5101 features a large, solid and stepped platinum case, which is reminiscent of the art deco period. At the time of introduction, the subtle tourbillon design was incredibly unusual compared to its contemporaries. In accordance with Patek Philippe’s design philosophy of aesthetic restraint and discretion, the model at first glance appears to be a time-only wristwatch. However, upon further inspection, the tourbillon carriage, visible through the case back, subtly rotates on its axis.

    Reference 5101 is fitted with two complications that are very difficult to build within the confines of a rectangular movement and case, due to the lack of space. The movement features two tandem mainspring barrels with 240 hours of energy storage capacity, along with a tourbillon precision that comprises 72 individual components.

    The present watch, fitted with a classic salmon dial, is offered in excellent condition with all original accompanying accessories.

  • 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. 5101
An extremely fine and rare platinum rectangular 10 day tourbillon chronometer wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, original certificate and fitted presentation box

51.5 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,100,000 - 1,400,000 

Sold for HK$1,187,500

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