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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 5004A-001
    Movement No: 3’275’570
    Case No: 4’555’856
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, CHR 27-70 Q, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel Patek Philippe folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 24 January 2013, additional case back, setting pin, sales tag, product literature, instruction manual, fitted presentation box, leather portfolio and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the modern world of horology, Patek Philippe is synonymous with innovation and fine artisanship. One watch that exemplifies everything about Patek Philippe is the reference 5004 - a wondrous epitome of Swiss horological prowess, technological mastery and breathtakingly beautiful design. In production between 1994 and 2009, the reference 5004 is one of the scarcest Patek Philippe models in the market, as only approximately 12 examples were created per year due to its technical difficulty. Production of the reference 5004 was halted in the midst of its 15-year run to allow the watchmakers to concentrate on a separate split-second movement. The reference 5004 embodies some of the most significant features in the history of horology, including perpetual calendar, split seconds chronograph, moon phases, as well as 24-hour and leap year indication.

    To celebrate the retirement of this iconic model, Patek Philippe created the last fifty examples of the reference 5004 to be encased in stainless steel, as all preceding models were in gold or platinum. Wristwatches with perpetual calendar or chronograph movements encased in stainless steel are some the rarest timepieces in the world of watch collecting. Cased in stainless steel, the present reference 5004 is not only a rare work of art for the wrist, but also a highly complex timekeeping device. Adding an element of exclusivity, the reference 5004 in stainless steel was sold exclusively through the Geneva Salon, providing personalization customization for the brand’s most loyal clients.

    The present lot is not only fresh to the market, but also preserved in pristine condition. It will be an absolute pleasure for any collectors to have in their collection to own of the elusive modern complication made by Patek Philippe.

  • 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. 5004A-001
An extremely rare and fine stainless steel perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate, additional case back and box

Circa 2013
36 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$3,200,000 - 5,000,000 

Sold for HK$4,300,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018