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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 5079J-001
    Movement No: 1'904'144
    Case No: 4’225’029
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R27PS, 39 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed by maker
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin signed by Orologeria Luigi Verga Spa and dated January, 2005, additional solid case back, large leather wallet, fitted large wooden presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production the present watch with enamel dial, black Roman numerals and railway minute track in 2004 and its subsequent sale on November 11, 2004

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe reference 5079 was launched in 2001 and produced for only 5 years and, according to our knowledge, only 70 examples were made.

    This exceptional minute repeating wristwatch features the "cathedral" gongs. These gongs are much longer and wrap, resulting in a deeper chime.

    To enrich the elegant and classic styling, the white enamel dial features Roman numerals and railway-track minute division. The result is a pleasing yet simple aesthetic that conceals the technical difficulty and masterful engineering required for this exacting high complication. Combining elegance and rarity, reference 5079 perfectly defines what collectors look for in a Patek Philippe wristwatch.

  • 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. 5079J-001
An extremely fine, large, rare and elegant yellow gold “Cathedral” minute repeating wristwatch with enamel dial, box and certificate of origin

2004
42 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed by maker

Estimate
HK$2,000,000 - 4,000,000 
€221,000-442,000
$256,000-513,000

Sold for HK$2,620,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

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