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PATEK PHILIPPE | CELEBRATING THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY, REF 5275P-001LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM CHIMING WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL JUMPING HOUR, JUMPING MINUTES AND SECONDSCIRCA 2014

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  • CELEBRATING THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY, REF 5275P-001LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM CHIMING WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL JUMPING HOUR, JUMPING MINUTES AND SECONDSCIRCA 2014
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 32-650 manual winding, 75 jewelsMovement number: 5'251'841Case: platinum, snap-on backCase number: 6'017'381Closure: alligator Patek Philippe strap and platinum Patek Philippe folding clasp Dimensions: 40 mm width Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe certificate of origin, leather document folder with product literature, leather certificate holder with booklets, commemorative medal and presentation case with outer packaging

Catalogue Note

A highly original creation, the Reference 5275 unites a jumping hour in an aperture, an hour strike in passing, a jumping minute and a jumping second in an engraved tonneau-shaped platinum case. This grand ballet of sight and sound is produced in a limited edition of 175 watches.
For its 150th anniversary, Patek Philippe included among its commemorative timepieces a tonneau-shaped wristwatch with a jumping hour in an aperture and centre minutes. This piece, the Reference 3969, has become a coveted collector's item, especially since this type of complication, originally produced in the 1920s, is no longer available in the manufacturer's regular collection. For its 175th celebration, Patek Philippe has continued its tradition of exclusive models by developing the Jump Hour Reference 5275, whose movement and appearance unite haute horlogerie and rare handcrafts.

The exceptional calibre 32-650 HGS PS is made of 438 parts and features an exclusive striking mechanism that makes the Reference 5275 a delight for the ear as well as the eye. At the top of each hour, a hammer strikes a single blow on a gong, in perfect synchrony with the instantaneous jump in the hour aperture. This completely new function recalls Patek Philippe's unparalleled mastery in the field of striking watches. The sound indication may be deactivated at will, using the small slide at 10 o'clock. A patented lifting lever secures the system against accidental mishandling.

Preserved in fantastic condition, this highly sought after reference could very well be the top piece in any serious collection, for its extremely small production quantity and its historical significance.

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