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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 5270G-014
    Movement No: 5’825’926
    Case No: 4’691’308
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 29-535, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted presentation box, setting pin, slipcase and outer packaging. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 2014 and its subsequent date of sale on 14th August 2014.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The perpetual calendar chronograph is deeply rooted in Patek Philippe’s heritage. Dating back to 1941, the lineage consist of five references, the ref. 1518 (1941-1951), the ref. 2499 (1951-1987), the ref. 3970 (1987-2004), the ref. 5020 (1994-2002), the ref. 5970 (2004-2011) and finally the latest iteration, the ref. 5270, each distinct with personality and are cherished landmarks by the firm.

    The reference 5270 launched in 2011, marked an important milestone, it was the very first perpetual calendar chronograph with a fully in-house movement, the calibre 29-535. Under Patek Philippe’s persistence on advancement of their timepieces, the model has several iterations since its introduction, and are notable by the following characteristics:

    First series: Hands and hour markers are blackened white gold, offering the highest degree of legibility amongst all three series. The dial features railway minute divisions combined with Arabic five minute divisions, and was produced from 2011-2013.

    Second series: In production from 2013 to 2015, a tachymeter scale that follows the contour of the subsidiary seconds counter is now added, also known as “The Chin”. (The present example)

    Third series: The final iteration features the tachymeter scale now stops where it intersects the timekeeping seconds subsidiary dial.

    Part of the second series, the present example features a desirable sunburst blue dial that radiates beautifully under the light. Highly sought after by collectors for its elegant proportions and finished with the highest standards notable from the Patek Philippe seal, the present example is offered in an impressive condition is a delightful addition to any collection.

  • 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-014
A very fine and attractive white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year, day and night indication and presentation box

41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$500,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$1,260,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021