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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5004J-027
    Movement No: 3’275’302
    Case No: 4’553’757
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, CHR 27-70 Q, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 15 April 2011, additional case back, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the archive confirming production of the present watch in 2008 with black dial, 1 yellow gold Roman numeral, tachometer scale, superluminova and its subsequent sale on April 15, 2011.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5004 was introduced in 1996 and discontinued by Patek Philippe in 2011. Reference 5004 is considered by many collectors amongst the most iconic of modern Patek Philippe models. It was the company’s first serially produced split-seconds perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch which was arguably an instant classic. It is notably Patek Philippe’s only split seconds perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch made in series to house a Lemania-based movement.

    This example of 5004 can be considered without a doubt one of the most important specimen of this legendary reference. A special-request dial, applied dot hour markers with Roman numeral, double railway track framing an oversize tachymetre scale, luminous accents and luminous hands. Such an imaginative combination could only be the result of a special order watch, made for one of Patek Philippe’s most exclusive clients.

    One of the most outstanding details on the dial is the subtle monogram ‘MSO’ presented at 6 o’clock. To be granted one’s monogram presence on the dial, one’s importance to the collecting world must be truly significant, the kind of collector comparable to Henry Graves, Jr., James W. Packard or J.B. Champion, forming an inexplicable appeal for collectors searching of rare and unique Patek Philippe watches.

  • 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. 5004J-027
A possibly unique and important yellow gold perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year, special luminous monogram dial, original certificate, additional case back, setting pin and fitted presentation box

36 mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$2,500,000 - 4,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,920,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018