A very fine and rare pink gold perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with moonphase, Certificate of Origin, additional caseback, and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 5004R-014
    Movement No: 879’619
    Case No: 4’007’831
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27-70 Q, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 22nd October 2005, product literature, additional caseback, setting pin, leather folio, and inner and outer presentation boxes. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 2005 and its subsequent sale on 28th September 2005.

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the great classics of the modern Patek Philippe catalogue, the reference 5004 was produced between 1994 and 2010. It is the first Patek Philippe serially-produced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases - a set of complications rooted in the history of the brand, the first model made in series being reference 1518 launched in 1941 - with the additional split-second complication. Together with the reference 5070 and 5970, it is the last Patek Philippe model to employ the “Nouvelle Lemania” based calibre. The aesthetics of the watch are based on reference 3970 (itself based on the iconic ref. 2499), with subtle differences: the dial features large Arabic numerals instead of baton markers most often found on the ref. 3970; the case is thicker and 0.8 mm larger as a result of the split-seconds complication, granting it a more substantial wrist presence, while still remaining very elegant and understated.

    Out of the four serially produced materials used in the 5004 – being yellow gold, white gold, pink gold, and platinum – pink gold appears to be one of the rarest, with total production estimated at around 200 examples. The present example is well-preserved and complete, accompanied by its original certificate of origin and additional solid case back. The model today is discontinued, however, it has achieved cult status amongst Patek Philippe purists as it perfectly combines the brand’s signature design, highest level of complications, and an uncompromising approach to quality.

  • Maker Bio

    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
A very fine and rare pink gold perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with moonphase, Certificate of Origin, additional caseback, and presentation box

2005
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$130,000 - 260,000 
CHF129,000-259,000
€118,000-236,000
HK$1,020,000-2,040,000

sold for $180,000

Contact Specialist
Paul Boutros
Head of Watches, Americas & International Strategy Advisor
Senior Vice President
+1 212 940 1293
pboutros@phillips.com

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New York Auction 10 December 2019