Lot 2155
  • 2155

Patek Philippe

Estimate
1,400,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
Sold
1,820,000 HKD
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Description

  • A 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
    CIRCA 2004 REF 5102G CELESTIAL MVT 3328223 CASE 4274256
• cal. 240/165 automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, Gyromax balance, 45 jewels, 22k gold mini-rotor engraved with the Calatrava cross • inner blue bezel with Roman numerals, the sapphire crystal glass with ellipse framing the visible sky (marked out with the cardinal points), planisphere of the Northern Hemisphere rotates counter-clockwise above the dial, skeletonized white-lacquered feuille hands • 18k white gold case, band finely decorated with halved Calatrava crosses, crown at 2 o'clock for time setting, crown at 4 o'clock for adjusting the planisphere by turning in one direction and in the other direction to correct the angular position and moon-phases, screw-down sapphire crystal display case back • case, sapphire crystal disc and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle

Catalogue Note

With a Patek Philippe special folder for the Certificate of Origin, Instruction Manual and a presentation box with outer packaging.

In 2002, Patek Philippe launched the 'Celestial', REF. 5102, an astronomical wristwatch and one of the most important horological complications ever developed.  The watch depicts the planisphere of the northern hemisphere with an integrated moon-phases display, successfully reproducing  the configuration of the visible sky with the apparent movement of the Milky Way, the position of the moon, and its progressing phases within a lunar cycle.

Its newly developed automatic movement with the Sky Moon mechanism (Caliber 240 LU CL) composed of 301 individual parts that are meticulously hand-finished in the workshops of Patek Philippe, positively reinforced Patek Philippe's unparalleled status in technological innovation of horology.   For this important invention, Patek Philippe was awarded a Swiss Patent for the base calibre (CH 688 171 B5).

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