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Patek Philippe
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING SEMI-SKELETONIZED PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE MOON-PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION REF 5104P MVT 3670005 CASE 4384607 MADE IN 2007
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316
Patek Philippe
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING SEMI-SKELETONIZED PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE MOON-PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION REF 5104P MVT 3670005 CASE 4384607 MADE IN 2007
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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Patek Philippe
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING SEMI-SKELETONIZED PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE MOON-PHASES AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION REF 5104P MVT 3670005 CASE 4384607 MADE IN 2007
• cal. R27 PS QR LU automatic lever movement, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal, 41 jewels, Gyromax balance, pink gold decorated mini-rotor, minute repeating on two gongs • skeletonized dial, four subsidiary sapphire crystal display discs for day, month, leap years and constant seconds combined with moon-phases, retrograde hand with blue outer ring indicating the date • platinum polished case, 18k pink gold inlays in band • case, dial and movement signed 
diameter 43 mm
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With an Extract from the Archives confirming sale on November 26th 2007, certificate and presentation case.

Katalognotizen

Launched as a prototype at Basel in 2006, the reference 5104 was unlike any other Patek Philippe wristwatch ever manufactured. With the same large 43 mm case diameter as the reference 5002 flagship model, the 5104 offered a more daring and imposing design, vying away from the understated traditional style they are famous for. The model emphasized the demand of today for visually appealing complex mechanisms that marvel the wearer and admirer.

With a sapphire dial revealing, for the first time, the complexity of a grand complication movement from the front and reverse the model presented the company with numerous, never before experienced, hurdles resulting with a new patent for their ingenuity. To achieve the desired look the Patek Philippe sought, a different approach to displaying day, month, moon-phase and leap-year indications was required.

A common aspect skeletonized watches suffered from was making the functions visible, thus the company developed a way to fuse sapphire crystal and steel together offering a blank canvas on which the relevant indicators could be highlighted. To emphasis the colour combination offered by the visible movement, the case received similar design attributes with pink gold used to offer depth and colour to the platinum body. Perhaps due to difficulties in production, in 2012 the reference 5104 remains the only grand complication wristwatch offered by Patek Philippe with the movement visible through the dial, this unique feature allows the model to resonate the repeater gongs louder and clearer than perhaps any other Patek Philippe minute repeating wristwatch made.

Important Watches

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