Patek Philippe - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 5101
    Movement No: 5'250'243
    Case No: 4'550'061
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 28-20/222, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe Henri Stern engraved buckle
    Dimensions: 51.5 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 11 March 2014, Rate Accuracy Certificate for Patek Philippe Tourbillon Watches, product literature, instruction manual, photograph of the present watch, leather wallet, portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe's reference 5101 is most commonly cased in platinum with a salmon dial. First introduced in 2003, the reference was a very big success. Its large stepped case and subtle tourbillon designation was incredibly unusual. Indeed, the watch at first glance appears to be a large rectangular watch. However, at further glance, the tourbillon carriage behind the dial is subtly rotating on its axis.

    In later years, Patek introduced pink gold, yellow gold and white gold examples to compliment the 10 days Tourbillon's production. The present watch is part of Patek Philippe's rare handcrafts series that specializes in such case designs and enamel work. Due to the very large stepped case, the engraving is magnificent and truly transforms this watch into something unique and very captivating.

  • 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. 5101
An extremely rare and highly unusual white gold rectangular 10 day tourbillon chronometer wristwatch with 10 day power reserve, hand crafted engraved case, original certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 2014
51.5 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,000,000

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