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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 5270G-015
    Movement No: 5’764’999
    Case No: 4’644’858
    Model Name: Munich Edition
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 29-535, 33 Jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin with retailer stamped Adolf Laufer GmbH and dated 27th June 2014, fitted presentation box, additional solid case back, setting pin, hangtag, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The name Patek Philippe has always been synonymous with high-quality complicated mechanisms. Whether late 19th century pocket watches or early 20th century wristwatches, the perpetual calendar chronograph has been at the forefront of their innovation and design. The reference 1518, their first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch, released in 1941, set the tone for those that followed, including the 2499, 3970, 5970 and in 2011 the reference 5270 with their in-house CH29 movement. Replacing the reference 5970, Patek Philippe not only used a new movement, but also created a larger case with flared stepped lugs at 41 mm compared to the smaller 39 mm of the previous reference. The dial of the first series (5270G 001) was redesigned with the tachometer removed and replaced by a 1/5 seconds track and the day/night and leap-year indicators moved from subsidiary dials to small apertures to the left and right of the moon phase at the 6 o’clock. This new layout, along with the lowering of the seconds and 30-minute register to below the center horizontal axis gave the dial a cleaner more appealing look.

    Over the years, Patek Philippe changed the dial style again, in 2013 they discontinued the first series dial and introduced two models, one with a silvered opaline dial (5270G-013) and a blue sunburst dial (5270G-014). The present watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces that celebrates Patek Philippe’s KunstWerkUhr exhibition in Munich in 2013, a ten day celebration of the brands tradition in precision watchmaking and highlighting 500 hundred years of European watchmaking history. To commemorate this event, Patek Philippe released limited editions of the reference 5130 and 5270.

    The limited edition 5270 is similar to the regular model but with a few subtle differences. Available only through the Wempe Boutique in Munich, the watch features a tachometer scale and deep blue printing. Remaining in its factory plastic seal, this perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch is in new condition, complete with accessories and is fresh to the market and only the second example to appear at auction.

  • 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. 5270G-015
An extremely fine and rare limited edition perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with white dial, blued seconds hand, certificate of origin, additional solid case back, and presentation box, single sealed.

Circa 2013
41 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$780,000 - 1,600,000 

Sold for HK$875,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019