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- A FINE LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD 10-DAY RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
REF 5100 MVT 3202149 CASE 4124130 MADE IN 2001
- Pink gold
• cal. 28-20/220 10-day nickel lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 29 jewels, two train winding, Gyromax balance • grey dial, applied pink gold Arabic numerals and triangular indexes, pink gold dauphine hands, subsidiary dial for 10-day power reserve indication at 12 and subsidiary seconds • 18k pink gold rectangular flared polished case, sapphire crystal back display secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
Ref. 5100 is historically significant in the development of Patek Philippe complication wristwatches. Incorporating dual main spring barrels, it is the first 10-day wristwatch ever made by the company. Inspired by the classic Patek Philippe ref. 2554 from the year 1952, the ref. 5100 is housed in a spectacular flared sided case which echoes the fluid lines of a manta ray. In fact, a manta ray was used in the reference's promotional material to emphasize its similarity. With a sapphire crystal case back, the chronometer rated movement is clearly visible from the back of the watch. The reverse of the watch is engraved 'Year 2000', a reference to its introduction as a commemorative piece to celebrate the beginning of the third millennium. Immediately popular with collectors and enthusiasts alike, the watch was voted best wristwatch by the Robb Report in 2000. Produced in a limited series, a total of 750 pieces were made in pink gold.