An extremely fine and impressive pink gold tonneau-shaped minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, retrograde date, leap year indication and Breguet numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 5013R
    Movement No: 1’908’048
    Case No: 2’928’003
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R 27 PS-OR, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 46mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 2000 and its subsequent date of sale on 26th February 2003.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Minute repeating timepieces are one of the most charming and elegant complications a watch can feature. Regarded as masters of minute repeating timepieces, Patek Philippe repeating perpetual calendar timepieces were introduced over a century ago in pocket watches. One of the hardest complications to execute to the highest level, the chime is activated via a slider on the case band allowing two hammers to strike against a gong rimming the circumference of the inner case.

    In 1992, Patek Philippe introduced the ref. 5013 featuring a tonneau-shaped case with a minute repeating perpetual calendar complication. At the time of its launch the ref. 5013 was the most complicated timepiece in the Patek Philippe catalogue with a movement consisting of 515 individual parts constructed and designed especially for the reference. Encasing the self-winding movement is a beautiful 37mm tonneau-shaped case. Cases from early examples of the reference were made by renowned master case maker Jean-Pierre Hagmann. Throughout its production span from 1992 – 2010, it is estimated that 101 calibres were produced for the reference with 30 examples in yellow gold, 20 examples in pink gold, 6 examples in white gold and 45 examples in platinum. With a long production span and with only 101 examples believed to be produced across all four materials, the ref. 5013 is certainly a highly complicated timepiece to manufacture and is most certainly rare.

    The present example in 18K pink gold with an attractive white opaline dial with applied pink gold Breguet numerals is presented in excellent overall condition. It is further accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 2000 encased in 18K pink gold, opaline dial and applied pink gold Breguet numerals and its subsequent date of sale on 26th February 2003.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 5013R
An extremely fine and impressive pink gold tonneau-shaped minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, retrograde date, leap year indication and Breguet numerals

百達翡麗,型號5013R,極度精細,18K玫瑰金酒桶形自動三問萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、閏年、月相顯示,2000年製。附後補證書

2000
46mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$1,800,000 - 3,000,000 
€206,000-344,000
$231,000-385,000

sold for HK$2,500,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

WatchesHK@phillips.com

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020