2291
2291
Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION REF 5101G-001 MVT 5250194 CASE 4550084 CIRCA 2010
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,062,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2291
Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION REF 5101G-001 MVT 5250194 CASE 4550084 CIRCA 2010
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,062,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION REF 5101G-001 MVT 5250194 CASE 4550084 CIRCA 2010
• cal. 28-20 manual winding nickel lever movement stamped with the PP seal, 29 jewels, one-minute tourbillon carriage with Gyromax balance • blue dial, applied white gold Breguet numerals, feuille hands, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, 10-day power reserve indication • 18k white gold rectangular case with stepped sides, chamfered ends, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a 18 white gold Patek Philippe buckle
dimensions 30 x 51 mm
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Catalogue Note

With a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, an instruction manual and a presentation box.

The impressive triple-stepped case was inspired by the firm's legendary Art Deco designs. The Ref. 5101 carries a combinations of  two rare complications, which took Patek Philippe engineers three years to develop a new tourbillon movement able to withstand the torque tolerances required to allow the watch to run for 10 days and when launched was the first of its kind. To prevent the minute wheel from obstructing the view of the tourbillon from the reverse, the entire going train was relocated to the dial side. The tourbillon is now showcased on the bridge side as the dominant element and is beautifully revealed through the sapphire crystal display back. The rotating cage alone is composed of 72 miniscule individual parts, and only weighs 0.3 grams.

Powered by tandem mainsprings to provide the 10-day power reserve, both barrels are wound simultaneously, the larger barrel wound directly and transferring power to the smaller.  The first barrel is equipped with a system containing a slipping bridle, which prevents both mainsprings from being over-wound and disengages the barrels when they have reached their winding limit.  It takes a Patek Philippe watchmaker up to 3 months to produce a Ref. 5101 from beginning to end.

Ref. 5101 was produced in platinum, yellow, white and pink gold. Examples in white gold, such as the present lot, are the rarest to appear at auction. To date only one other example was previously offered, making the present lot the second of its kind to become available in the auction market. 

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