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Patek Philippe
REF 5101P PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 10-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION MADE IN 2006
Dial: salmon dial, Breguet numerals
Calibre: cal. 28-20/222 manual winding, 29 jewels
Movement number: 3'361'253
Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 4'353'952
Closure: platinum Patek Philippe buckle
Dimensions: 51.5 x 29.5mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on July 7th, 2006
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Catalogue Note

The reference 5101 is a highly complicated watch that comes with the discreetness and understatement that is so typical for Patek Philippe. Kindly referred to as the 'Marathon Runner', it was first launched in 2003 and around 500 pieces have been produced in platinum. It features striking triple-stepped flanks, which are reminiscent of the firm's legendary Art Deco designs from the 1920s and 1930s. The curved case is followed by the convex sapphire crystal, making it a perfect fit for the wrist.

Patek Philippe equipped reference 5101 with its manufacture calibre 28-20/222, which combines two rare complications within a limited physical space. The energy for the 10-day power reserve is stored in two mainspring barrels, which can be fully wound by approximately 100 turns of the crown. A coupling system prevents overtightening of the mainspring and disengages the barrels when they have reached their winding limit. The second complication is a one-minute tourbillon carriage comprising of 72 individual components and weighing only 0.3 grams. Tucked-away underneath the classic salmon dial, it can be admired through the sapphire crystal display back which reveals the sophisticated carriage alongside the meticulously decorated plate and bridges.

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