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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 5078P-010
    Movement No: 5’000’577
    Case No: 4’562’865
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R 27 PS, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin King Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. dated 15th August 2012, instruction manual, product literature, photograph, leather folio, additional solid caseback, hang tag, slip case, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded by collectors as the true masters of minute repeating timepieces, Patek Philippe has created some of the most appreciated pieces over the decades. From pure minute repeating timepieces to complicated examples featuring perpetual calendars and tourbillons, it is perhaps the essence of the chime that the firm has perfected with each metal, case size, case shape and construction that hold such an important place in the heart of a collector.

    Released in 2005, the Patek Philippe ref. 5078 featuring a 38mm diameter round-shaped case with fluted lugs and an elegant enamel dial with Roman numerals captivated purists. Powered by a self-winding movement with micro-rotor, its caliber R 27 PS is comprised of 342 parts and measures a very slim 5.05 mm in thickness. Winding is accomplished via a beautifully engraved micro-rotor, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, and superbly integrated into the movement to permit an unobstructed view of the repeater’s hammers and gongs.

    Originally released in pink gold, the reference was later released in platinum with a superbly attractive black lacquer dial with white Roman numerals in 2008. Discontinued in 2017, the reference was replaced by an example in white gold featuring a cream enamel dial with Breguet numerals.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5078P-010 from circa 2012 with a black lacquer dial and white Roman numerals is a stunning example in both its clean and sleek aesthetics as well as its state of preservation. Packed with a strong and mesmeric chime, it is truly one that a collectors can never forget. Offered with its complete set of accessories, this rare gem is a fantastic opportunity for collectors and admirers of minute repeating timepieces to acquire one of Patek Philippe’s chiming signatures.

  • 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. 5078P-010
An impressive and rare platinum minute repeating wristwatch with small seconds, black lacquer dial, Roman numerals, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2012
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$2,600,000 - 3,600,000 

Sold for HK$3,780,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)