Lot 367
  • 367

Patek Philippe

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 CHF
Sold
191,000 CHF
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES
    REF 5004G MVT 879601 CASE 2997121 MADE IN 1998
  • white gold
• cal. 27-70 Q manual winding nickel lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 28 jewels, Gyromax balance • silvered dial, applied gold Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for constant seconds combined with 24-hour indication, 30-minute register with leap-year display and date with fan-form aperture for moon-phases, apertures for day and month in English, outer tachometer scale • 18k white gold polished case, moulded bezel and lugs, screw-down case back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle

Catalogue Note

This refined timepiece was first commissioned in 1994 and enjoyed a long run before being retired in 2010. It is immediately recognizable by its prominent oversized crown and classic design. The watch is made from a total number of 404 parts and is the last complicated reference to use a Nouvelle Lemania chronograph calibre before Patek Philippe created their own.

The calibre 27 70QR ingeniously combines both a split seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar functions. These calendar functions allow the watch to accurately provide a 24-hour display with leap year indications and an accurate moon phase device. The split seconds chronograph provides simultaneous measurements of separate events starting at the same time and is facilitated by Patek Philippe’s patented split seconds disengagement mechanism which is accurate within a fraction of a second. This watch is a first series model, having been one of the first 500 to enter circulation.

For an example of the reference, see Huber, M & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, p. 312, Vol. II, Second Edition.

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