Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 5033P-013
    Movement No: 1’904’534
    Case No: 4’497’487
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R27 PS QA, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Length
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and buckle
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 25th February 2011, instruction manual, product literature, photo, leather folder, leather folio, slip case, additional caseback, setting pin, hang tag, outer packaging, fitted presentation box and further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 2010 and its subsequent date of sale on 23rd September 2010.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an amicable chime generated from two hammers striking against the gong architecturally positioned in the movement, any minute repeating wristwatch is somewhat impressive. However, no manufacturer executes the sophisticated complication none other than, Patek Philippe. The first minute repeater produced by Patek Philippe was in 1924. Ever since, minute repeating wristwatches were witnessed in the catalogue throughout the lineage till date. With an extraordinary skill in perfecting an elegant and ever enduring chime, every Patek Philipe minute repeating wristwatch sounds at 30 to 40 decibels and every single piece is personally examined by Mr. Thierry Stern. With such intimate and rigorous quality control, it is without a doubt an important complication for manufacturers to perfect and enthusiasts to admire.

    The Patek Philippe ref. 5033P minute repeating annual calendar wristwatch first appeared in catalogues in 2002. Produced only in a platinum case with an exception of 10 pieces encased in titanium as unique pieces, the reference was available in either a white or a black dial featuring painted roman numerals. In 2004, the reference was updated and the dials no longer featured roman numerals and instead sported applied gold drop hour markers. It is believed that not one variation of the reference in various dial configurations were produced above 40 examples each, with some configurations less.

    The present example is fitted with an early black dial featuring painted white roman numerals. Presented in excellent overall condition with a subliminal chime and further charmed by the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner, it is highly attractive. An incredible opportunity for collectors of minute repeating wristwatches to acquire an underappreciated and incredibly rare minute repeating wristwatch with an annual calendar complication.

  • 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. 5033P-013
An extremely fine and rare platinum tonneau-shaped “Cathedral” minute repeating annual calendar wristwatch with small center seconds, certificate of origin and presentation box

39mm Length
Dial, case, movement and buckle

HK$1,250,000 - 1,950,000 

Sold for HK$2,375,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019