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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5004P
    Movement No: 3’275'197
    Case No: 4’448'725
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CHR 27-70 Q, 28 jewels, stamped with the Geneva seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine stamped by Patek Philippe Geneva and dated April 15, 2011, additional solid case back, additional Patek Philippe leather strap, additional platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp, numbered sale tag, emerald-tipped setting pin, numbered plastic sleeve, leather folder with instructions and pictures in cardboard box with outer numbered sleeve, leather wallet, product literature, leather travel pouch, fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in black dial, one white gold Roman numeral, tachometer scale and superluminova in 2008 and its subsequent sale on April 18th, 2011.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example sets the collectability bar well further up than an already highly prized standard 5004, as it features an extremely special personalized dial. The overall design is the “alternative” style reserved by Patek Philippe to special request timepieces, characterized by the double railway scales, an outer one for the tachymeter and an inner one for the minute divisions. It is known to have been featured on an extremely scarce number of special order specimens of reference 5004 and 3970. The Clapton 5004, to make an example, is one of the few pieces known with such a dial, and well defines the kind of collectors Patek Philippe granted such extremely exclusive pieces to. This specimen is however made even more unusual and collectable by two additional details: the dial and hands are luminous, an extremely rare and appreciated trait with remarkable impact on legibility and aesthetics.

    Most importantly, the dial bears the Monogram 'MOS' at 6 o’ clock. This watch thus classifies in the extremely restricted ranks of Patek Philippe pieces with nominal dials, a privilege reserved for the likes of J. B Champion and Henry Graves Jr. Such watches are arguably to be considered a category of Patek Philippe pieces in their own right - similarly to the Graves watches, for example - thus ensuring unfathomable appeal for the collector of rare Patek Philippe wristwatches.

  • 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. 5004P
A possibly unique, very important and extremely attractive platinum perpetual calendar split-second chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon, leap year indication, 24 hours indication, special black luminous monogrammed dial, Certificate and box

36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed

HK$2,800,000 - 5,600,000 

Sold for HK$3,700,000

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