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- A VERY FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH, LIMITED PRODUCTION OF 10 TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE PATEK PHILIPPE FACTORY IN GENEVA 1997
REF 5029 MVT 1904092 CASE 2833924 MADE IN 1997
- Rose gold
• cal. R27 PS automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 39 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold mini-rotor, revolving repetition governor under pierced Calatrava cross, minute repeating on two gongs • silvered dial, applied pink gold Breguet numerals, outer minute division, subsidiary dial for constant seconds • 18k pink gold case, minute repeating slide to the band, screw-set lugs, sapphire crystal display dust cover, hinged case back • case, dial and movement signed, inner case back stamped JHP for Jean-Pierre Hagmann • with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
Ref. 5029 was launched in 1997 and produced in a total edition of 30 examples in three metals. Patek Philippe’s promotional literature notes ten pieces were cased in yellow gold, ten in pink gold and ten in platinum. The understated yet classic case design of Ref. 5029 belies the complexity of the movement it houses. This model combines the time-honoured tradition of minute-repeating watches with the contemporary desire for self-winding wristwatches. In order to fulfil both of these demands, Patek Philippe designed the cal. R27PS movement which utilizes an offset rotor to allow space for the minute repeating gongs. Ensuring the chime’s clarity of sound is a significant challenge in the creation of any minute-repeating timepiece. To meet this challenge, Patek Philippe tested a multitude of alloys, finally developing new acoustic steel for the sole purpose of minute-repeating gongs. In the conception of a minute-repeating watch, the case maker must keep the clarity of sound in mind in addition to the numerous technical and aesthetic demands of the craft. The present model achieves an incredibly clear chime within a hinged Officer’s-style case, whose cuvette and straight, screw-set lugs recalls some of the first wristwatches produced by the firm. The case of the present Ref. 5029 was made by the celebrated Jean-Pierre Hagmann, whose case maker’s mark, JHP, is stamped on the inside of the hinged case back.