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Patek Philippe
A PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH SKY CHART PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON   REF 5102PR MVT 5570337 CASE 4525475 CELESTIAL MADE IN 2010
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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188
Patek Philippe
A PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH SKY CHART PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON   REF 5102PR MVT 5570337 CASE 4525475 CELESTIAL MADE IN 2010
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Patek Philippe
A PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC ASTRONOMICAL WRISTWATCH WITH SKY CHART PHASES AND POSITION OF THE MOON AND TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF SIRIUS AND THE MOON   REF 5102PR MVT 5570337 CASE 4525475 CELESTIAL MADE IN 2010
• cal. 240/165 nickel lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 45 jewels, 22k yellow gold micro rotor • outermost sapphire crystal with silvered ellipse framing the celestial chart with cardinal points, blue chapter ring with silvered radial Roman numerals, dot minute divisions, corundum sapphire disc with painted gold stars in relative orders of magnitude, reverse marked with fine gold dust to represent the Milky Way Galaxy, below revolving blue disc with aperture for moon phases • platinum case, 18k pink gold case bands and lugs, case band finely decorated with Patek Philippe Calatrava crosses, winding crown at 2 to set the time, crown at 4 to set the celestial chart and moon phases, sapphire crystal display case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
diameter 43 mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Certificate of Origin and an Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on December 2nd, 2010.

Launched in 2002, the Celestial (Ref. 5102) is one of the most important horological complications ever developed. A remarkable rendition of the Northern Hemisphere's celestial chart is fitted dynamically upon the wrist for the first time. 

The celestial chart rotates counter clockwise, showing the progression of stars relative to the meridian passage of Sirius. Simultaneously, the meridian passage and phases of the moon can be seen. 25 trillion (25,000,000,000,000) ratio combinations were researched by Patek Philippe to determine the greatest accuracy for all the Ref. 5102's displays. This gives some sense of the tremendous challenges that the production of this highly complicated model posed to the company's watchmakers.

Using a highly sophisticated automatic movement (calibre 240 LU CL), the movement uses 301 individual parts that are meticulously hand finished in the workshops of Patek Philippe. Three corundum sapphire crystal discs are used to simulate the orbit of the moon and the passage of the stars, inciting an incredible sense of depth. For this important invention, Patek Philippe was awarded a Swiss Patent for the base calibre (CH 688 171 B5).

The Ref. 5102PR was the final configuration for the reference. Released initially in white gold, followed by yellow gold, Ref. 5102PR was introduced at Basel in 2009 in a combination of platinum and 18k pink gold. The case design is sensational, with a powerful balance of color and texture. Ref. 5102 was discontinued in 2012 in favor of Ref. 6102, which has a redesigned case and includes a date complication to the celestial chapter ring.

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