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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 5100R-001
    Movement No: 3’202’539
    Case No: 4’098’686
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 28-230 REC 10J PS IRM, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 46mm length x 34mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and strap signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by letter of attestation from Patek Philippe, Certificate of Origin confirming sale from the Patek Philippe salon in Paris in February of 2001, commemorative plaque, product literature, and leather folder. Additionally accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2000 and its subsequent sale on January 10th, 2001.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To celebrate the manufacture’s entry into the third millennium, Patek Philippe released several new references to commemorate the dawn of a new age, including the present reference 5100. Other limited edition releases included the time-only reference 5032 and the Star Caliber 2000, a double-sided pocket watch with 21 total complications.

    Often watch brands draw on the past to remake the future, but few do so with quite the finesse and excellence of Patek Philippe. Brand values commited to precision, quality, and outstanding craftsmanship have gone a long way in making Patek Philippe watches some of the most coveted, and the reference 5100 is a standout example of how a historic model positively influenced the design of a contemporary release. The reference 2554, of which very few were produced, was in production from 1952 until the late 1960s and is commonly referred to as the "Manta Ray" due to its dramatically flared sides resembling the large pectoral fins of the gentle oceanic creature. The 5100 case design echoes the 2554, upgraded to a larger size with a more architectural case construction.

    The reference 5100 is a manually wound, time-only piece with a ten-day power reserve. In the year 2000, this was a remarkable achievement, as the typical power reserve for most watches is about 36 to 48 hours. The four beautifully decorated bridges of the movement are visible through the sapphire crystal, which is furthermore chronometer certified.

    After all the pieces were made – a strictly limited series in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold, and platinum - the tools to make the reference 5100’s case were destroyed, so that the watch can never be exactly recreated - making it a truly a limited edition. Presented with all of its original boxes, papers, and accessories, preserved in nearly flawless condition, this beautiful reference 5100 is a rare, fresh to the market celebration of a new beginning based on timeless design cues of the past.

  • 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. 5100R-001
A very fine and rare pink gold wristwatch with 10 day power reserve with certificate of origin and presentation box

46mm length x 34mm width
Case, dial, movement, and strap signed.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $40,000

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STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them

New York Auction 5 December 2018