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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 5213G-010
    Movement No: 5’001’604
    Case No: 6’044’777
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R 27 PS QR, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.6mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, product literature, photograph, setting pin, leather portfolio, winding presentation box, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout its extensive history in creating some of the most celebrated timepieces, Patek Philippe has rightfully secured its status as the masters of the minute repeater. Adored by esteemed collectors, minute repeating timepieces are among one of the most complex complications to perfectly execute. The mechanism was first developed by Daniel Quare in 1680. The implementation of using bells and sound to mark an event or time has always been a part of history. Before there was electricity in the world, the minute repeater enables the user to tell the time in the dark. However, most would agree that the minute repeater is much more of a horological feature that combines both elegant acoustics with technical innovation.

    In 2012, Patek Philippe released the minute repeating perpetual calendar ref. 5213G. The combination of a minute repeater function and perpetual calendar is a feature seen in previous Patek Philippe references such as the ref. 5074 and 5016. The ref. 5213G epitomizes the quality traditional Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship that Patek Philippe endures in all their timepieces. Encased in an elegant 40.6mm diameter white gold officer-style case with a hinged caseback lies a beautiful silvery white dial with applied white gold Breguet numerals, sophisticated retrograde style dates with apertures depicting the day, month and leap year. On the left side of the caseband features a slider to activate the minute repeater. Once the hinged caseback is opened, the movement is revealed allowing the wearer to witness the intimate striking of the hammers against the gong rimming the circumference of the inner case. Each Patek Philippe minute repeating wristwatch enables 17 to 18 seconds of chime sounding at 30 to 40 decibels. Furthermore, every single example manufactured are personally tested and approved by Mr. Thierry Stern with varying criteria such as duration, rhythm, pitch, volume, harmony and equilibrium of the chime.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5213G-010 is fresh to the market, which is also offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition. Only ever produced in white gold, the chime is one of the most desirable that collectors will have ever witnessed with an elegant and pure pitch with generous volume. This is an example that will surely impress esteemed collectors of the finest timepieces.

  • 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. 5213G-010
An extremely fine, exceptional and rare white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with small seconds, moon phases, retrograde date, leap year indication, Breguet numerals, officer-style caseback, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2020
40.6mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$2,000,000 - 3,100,000 

Sold for HK$2,898,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021