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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 5100J
    5100R
    5100G
    5100P

    Movement No: 3'202'477
    3'202'724
    3'203'388
    3'202'648

    Case No: 4'110'861
    4'098'800
    4'098'847
    4'124'023

    Model Name: 10 Days "Manta Ray"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    18K pink gold
    18K white gold
    Platinum

    Calibre: All: Manual, cal. 28-20 REC 10J PS IRM, 29 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Patek Philippe pin buckle in corresponding metal
    Dimensions: 33mm Width x 35mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Each watch is accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Paris Patek Philippe Boutique and dated March 2001, COSC certificate, limited edition Attestation, commemorative medal with stand, unbroken seal, product literature and leather wallet. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe group box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Created to celebrate the advent of the new millennium in 2000, reference 5100 combines a groundbreaking 10 days movement with an extremely elegant and intriguing case design deeply rooted in the company’s history.
    The 10 days energy reserve is supplied by two massive mainsprings, whose equally massive jewels are well noticeable through the glazed back; this was the first time in the history of watchmaking for a wristwatch to feature a 10 days power reserve. 
    The case design is inspired instead by a historical reference: ref. 2442, nicknamed “Manta Ray” as the flared side of the case with the recess for the crown is highly evocative of the enormous fish. In fact, to avoid any misunderstanding regarding the provenance of the inspiration, a picture of the animal is present in the promotional material.
    Realized in the three gold colors and platinum, all versions are limited editions: the yellow gold one was made in 1500 pieces, 750 pieces were realized in pink gold, 450 in white gold and production of the platinum version halted at 300 pieces.
    Offered by the original owner and fresh to the market, the pieces were sold together by the Patek Philippe boutique in Paris in March 2001. It is most probable that given the importance of the client, Patek Philippe exceptionally issued a group box able to showcase the entire set at the same time: it is the first time that such a set complete with group box appears on the public market.

  • 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

Σ1102

Ref. 5100J 5100R 5100G 5100P
A very rare, unusual and important set of 4 limited edition wristwatches with 10 days power reserve indication, certificate, Attestation, COSC certification, medal and box

2000
33mm Width x 35mm Length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 1,000,000 
€56,400-113,000
$64,100-128,000

Sold for HK$1,187,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019