Lot 2375
  • 2375

Patek Philippe

Estimate
1,200,000 - 1,800,000 HKD
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM RECTANGULAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION,
    REF 5101P-010 MVT 3361142 CASE 4310521 CIRCA 2009
  • platinum
• cal. 28-20 manual winding movement stamped with the Geneva seal, one-minute tourbillon carriage with Gyromax balance • pink champagne dial, applied Breguet numerals, feuille hands, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, 10-day power reserve indication • platinum rectangular case with stepped sides, chamfered ends, diamond accent between the lugs at 6 o'clock, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, instruction manual and presentation box.

Patek Philippe launched the Ref. 5101P in 2003 as a tribute to a vintage rectangular tourbillon wristwatch produced circa 1956 and illustrated in Huber, M. & Banberry, A., Patek Philippe Pocket Watches, Vol. 1 Second Edition, pp. 178-179. 

The impressive triple-stepped case was inspired by the firm’s legendary Art Deco designs.  This watch carries a combinations of  two rare complications, which took Patek Philippe engineers three years to develop a new tourbillon movement able to withstand the torque tolerances required to allow the watch to run for 10 days and when launched was the first of its kind. To prevent the minute wheel from obstructing the view of the tourbillon from the reverse, the entire going train was relocated to the dial side.  The tourbillon is now showcased on the bridge side as the dominant element and is beautifully revealed through the sapphire crystal display back.  The rotating cage alone is composed of 72 miniscule individual parts, and only weighs 0.3 grams.

Powered by tandem mainsprings to provide the 10-day power reserve, both barrels are wound simultaneously, the larger barrel wound directly and transferring power to the smaller.  The first barrel is equipped with a system containing a slipping bridle, which prevents both mainsprings from being over-wound and disengages the barrels when they have reached their winding limit.  It takes a Patek Philippe watchmaker up to 3 months to produce a Ref. 5101 from beginning to end.

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