Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 5076P-014
    Movement No: 3’238’387
    Case No: 4’267’133
    Model Name: "Monkey"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 215 PS AIG.3, 18 Jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 30mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Certificate of Origin retailer stamped Cortina Watch Pte Ltd., fitted presentation box, leather wallet, product literature, hangtag, slip case, and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Zodiacs sign have been an important element in the Chinese tradition and are based on a twelve-year cycle with each year represented by a different animal. These cycles have existed for more than 2000 years beginning with the Qin dynasty and identify an individual’s year of birth as well as an element to worship in the Buddhist religion.

    To celebrate the Chinese zodiac, Patek Philippe created sets of four watches each representing the 12 zodiac signs, with each set manufactured during the year of the zodiac indicated on the dial. The reference 5076 was launched in 2003 and discontinued in 2006, the rectangular platinum case featured a zodiac animal in cloisonné enamel on the dial. There are many methods to execute enamel dials, however cloisonné enamel dials remain a collector’s favorite. Only the most skilled artisans were able to execute a beautiful and unique cloisonné enamel dial. It required microscopic detailing by hand, small enough to create a finished portrait on the dial. Delicate solid gold wiring is used to outline of the painting, with the artisan molding the thin and fragile solid gold wire in to the desired motif without breaking the wiring. The craftsmanship and man hours needed to create a cloisonné enamel dial to Patek Philippe standards is a painstakingly long process.

    This present series Patek Philippe reference 5076, is the year of the “Monkey”. Produced in 2004, the set features four different dials, each in a different color. This beautiful set remains single factory sealed and are in new old stocks condition. It is the first time all four watches have been offered in the same sale.

  • 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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From an Important Asian Collector


Ref. 5076P-014
A very fine platinum rectangular-shaped wristwatch with red “Monkey” cloisonné enamel dial, with certificate of origin, hang tag and fitted presentation box, single sealed.

30mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$350,000 - 550,000 

Sold for HK$575,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019