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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: 5004R-014
    Movement No: 879'619
    Case No: 4’007’831
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CHR 27-70 QR, 28 jewels, stamped with Geneva seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36.7mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the archives confirming production of the watch in 1996 and its subsequent sale on April 9, 1997, additional solid caseback and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Considered as one of the great modern classics from the Grand Complication family of Patek Philippe, the reference 5004 was introduced initially in 1994.

    Powered by the famous outsourced Nouvelle Lemania based caliber CHR 27-70 QR, the reference also marked as one of the last to feature an outsourced caliber along with the chronograph only reference 5070. Produced in four different case materials, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold, platinum with extremely rare examples in stainless steel, the production of the reference seized in 2010, making way for its predecessor, the reference 5204 featuring a new Patek Philippe in-house caliber. With an approximated 1,000 examples of the reference produced in its span across all case materials, it is believed that only 200 examples were encased in pink gold, making it unusually rarer than the platinum edition with an estimation of 300 examples produced.

    The present example in pink gold is presented in attractive overall condition and is delivered with an additional solid caseback. Deemed as one of the most important references of modern classics of Patek Philippe, this coveted reference will surely impress the most discerned lovers of horology.

  • 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. 5004R-014
An extremely fine and attractive pink gold perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year indication, additional solid caseback and presentation box

36.7mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 

Sold for HK$1,250,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019