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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 5074R
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R27 Q, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated March 14, 2012 signed by the Patek Philippe Salon, Geneva, 18K pink gold solid caseback, 18K pink gold setting pin, hang tag, fitted wooden presentation box, leather portfolio with glossy photograph, product literature, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Big, bold, and an aesthetic delight, the reference 5074 is one of the most important grand complication timepieces made by Patek Philippe, and a watch sure to attract all enthusiasts. The large 42mm diameter case with its wide, stepped bezel is reminiscent of the brand’s modern chronograph timepiece, the reference 5070. It has a masculine aesthetic that is both contemporary and sporty, and its oversized diameter is purely functional as it permits the use of cathedral gongs for the minute repeating complication. Furthermore incorporating a perpetual calendar with moon phase, the cathedral gongs were created from a special alloy, and each wrap around the movement one and three-quarter times. The resulting sound reverberates for an extended period of time, much like the sound of bells being struck inside a cathedral.

    Patek Philippe released the reference 5074 in yellow gold in 2001, replacing it with the pink gold model in 2005, and the platinum edition was introduced in 2009. It is a 21st century take on the grand watches of the mid-20th century golden age of horology. The watch is a superb blend of vintage and modern, with a large, modern case design fitted with a classically styled dial inspired by the brand’s iconic, historic perpetual calendars. The charismatic case, housing the automatic caliber R 27 Q, also features stylish nods to the past with its downturned fluted lugs that resemble those of the reference 2499.

    In near new condition and fresh to the market from the original owner, this reference 5074 is a collector’s dream. Offered complete with its original certificate, literature, and presentation box, the present watch is an exceptional example that delivers a breathtaking acoustic experience.

  • 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. 5074R
A very rare and exceptional pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with cathedral gongs, moon phase, 24-hour and leap year indications, with certificate of origin, additional case back, and presentation box

Circa 2012
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$250,000 - 500,000 

Sold for $325,000

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STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them

New York Auction 5 December 2018