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Patek Philippe
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH SKY CHART PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON  REF 5102G MVT 3328001 CASE 4214460 CELESTIAL MADE IN 2002
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Patek Philippe
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH SKY CHART PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON  REF 5102G MVT 3328001 CASE 4214460 CELESTIAL MADE IN 2002
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Details & Cataloguing

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Patek Philippe
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH SKY CHART PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON  REF 5102G MVT 3328001 CASE 4214460 CELESTIAL MADE IN 2002
• cal. 240/165 automatic nickel-finished lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 45 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k yellow gold eccentric micro-rotor engraved with the Calatrava cross • blue dial, inner bezel with silvered Roman numerals, sapphire crystal glass with silvered ellipse framing the visible sky (marked out with the cardinal points), skeletonized white-lacquered feuille hands • 18k white gold polished case, curved lugs, case band finely decorated with halved Calatrava crosses, one crown at 2 to wind the movement and set the time, another crown at 4, which in one direction adjusts the planisphere and in the other direction corrects the angular position and moon-phases, screw-down sapphire crystal back display • case, sapphire crystal disc and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
diameter 43 mm
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With an Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture in 2002 and sale on January 29th 2003, information booklets, CD, presentation case and watch winder.

Nota a catalogo

Launched in 2002, the 'Celestial' (ref. 5102) is one of the most important horological complications ever developed. Upon the watch's dial, the owner can gaze at a rendition of the northern hemisphere's sky. The 'sky' rotates counter-clockwise, showing the progression of stars relative to the meridian passage of Sirius. Simultaneously, the meridian passage and phases of the moon can be seen. 25 trillion (25,000,000,000,000) ratio combinations were researched by Patek Philippe to determine the greatest accuracy for all the ref. 5102's displays. This gives some sense of the tremendous challenges that the watch's production posed to the company's watchmakers.

Using a highly sophisticated automatic movement (calibre 240 LU CL), the movement uses 301 individual parts that are meticulously hand-finished in the workshops of Patek Philippe. Three sapphire crystal discs are used to simulate the orbit of the moon and the passage of the stars, giving a tremendous sense of depth. For this important invention, Patek Philippe were awarded a Swiss Patent for the base calibre (CH 688 171 B5).

As a significant new reference, one sees the 'Celestial' (ref. 5102) standing proudly alongside other legendary Patek Philippe watches with star charts.

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