Lot 2441
  • 2441

Patek Philippe

Estimate
1,700,000 - 2,300,000 HKD
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Description

  • A VERY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, SKY CHART, PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON
    REF 6102P CELESTIAL WITH DATE CIRCA 2013
  • diameter 44 mm
• cal. 240 automatic nickel lever movement stamped with PP seal, 45 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold micro-rotor • inner blue bezel with silvered Roman numerals, the sapphire crystal glass with silvered ellipse framing the visible sky (marked out with the cardinal points), planisphere of the Northern Hemisphere rotates counter-clockwise above the dial, outer ring for date, skeletonized white-lacquered feuille hands • platinum case, single diamond set between lower lugs, crown at 2 o'clock for time setting, crown at 4 o'clock for adjusting the planisphere by turning to one direction and in the other direction to correct the angular position and moon-phases, screw-down sapphire crystal case back • case, sapphire crystal and movement signed • with a platinum Patek Philippe folding buckle

Catalogue Note

With a Patek Philippe special folder containing Certificate of Origin dated 2013, a color diagram showing technical specification, images and descriptions of the dial and instructions for adjusting the moon age and the Sky Moon mechanism. Together with a setting pin, a winding box and a presentation box. 

Introduced in 2012, ref 6102 is based on ref 5102 'Celestial', an astronomical wristwatch and one of the most important horological complications ever developed by Patek Philippe.  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. For this important invention, Patek Philippe were awarded a Swiss Patent for the base calibre (CH688 171 B5).  The more advanced version ref 6102 'Celestial with date' has a redesigned case and date indication on the outer rim of the dial.  Available exclusively in platinum, according to our research, this is the first time ref 6102P has been offered in auction.  

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