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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 5004P
    Movement No: 879'663
    Case No: 4'034'169
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CHR 27-70Q, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated January 31, 1998 and signed Garrard The Crown Jewellers, additional hard caseback, hang tag and leather envelope. Further accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with Arabic numerals in 1997 and its subsequent sale on January 21st, 1998.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 5004 is arguably one of the brands most compelling timepieces produced. Introduced in 1996, it is a direct descendent of the classic perpetual calendar chronograph 3970, and before that the iconic reference 2499. Housed in a similar 36mm diameter case as the reference 3970, the 5004 has a thicker case due to the addition of not just a chronograph mechanism, but a rattrapante function, or split-seconds chronograph. Probably the most recognizable feature to the timepiece is the oversized crown with the addition of the split-seconds mechanism and its Lemania based movement. Considered a top collectable wristwatch today, it is a model that has a strong modern appeal with a bold look and appearance on the wearer’s wrist.

    The present example is well-preserved and accompanied by its original certificate of origin and additional hard case back. The model today is discontinued however it has achieved cult status amongst Patek Philippe purists as it perfectly combines the brands signature design, highest level of complication and uncompromising approach to quality.

  • 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. 5004P
A fine and rare platinum perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phase, certificate of origin, and additional caseback

36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $200,000

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STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them

New York Auction 5 December 2018