Lot 2352
  • 2352

PATEK PHILIPPE | SKYMOON TOURBILLON, REFERENCE 5002P-001 A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT PLATINUM DOUBLE DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, RETROGRADE DATE, SKY CHART, MOON PHASES, ORBIT DISPLAY, SIDEREAL TIME AND MINUTE REPEATING ON CATHEDRAL GONGS, CIRCA 2006

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6,500,000 - 9,600,000 HKD
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Description

  • SKYMOON TOURBILLON, REFERENCE¬†5002P-001 A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT PLATINUM DOUBLE DIAL WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, RETROGRADE DATE, SKY CHART, MOON PHASES, ORBIT DISPLAY, SIDEREAL TIME AND MINUTE REPEATING ON CATHEDRAL GONGS, CIRCA 2006
Dial: opaline white front dial and reverse dial of sapphire crystal glass with celestial map Calibre: cal. RTO 27 QR SID LU CL mechanical, 55 jewels Movement number: 3'350'044 Case: platinum Case number: 4'353'865 Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum buckle Size: 43.5 mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Rate Accuracy Certificate, setting pin, instruction manual, leather portfolio and presentation box

Condition

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working. The repeating is in phase with a beautiful clarity that the Skymoon is famous for. The dial is in excellent condition. The case is in excellent condition with only very light surface wear. All hallmarks are crisp and indicate no polishing. The watch has minor surface wear and has seldom been worn with only very light surface wear to the case Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Widely accepted as the most important wristwatch manufactured by Patek Philippe this century, the Skymoon Tourbillon reference 5002 was launched in 2001 and stayed in the collection till 2012. Drawing inspiration from the the Star Caliber 2000 pocket watch, the present watch comprises of twelve complications, which includes the minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hands, hours and minutes of mean solar time, day, month, leap year indication, moon age, sidereal time, sky chart and phases, an orbital of the moon and also a second dial. It stands out as one of the greatest wristwatches manufactured in the 21st century by Patek Philippe. Reference 5002 had inspired the creation of extraordinary references such as the celestials and the grandmaster chime in the later years Reserved only for the most important clients after meeting stringent qualifying requirements, suitable applicants must first pass an interview to be entered into the extensive waiting list.

Presented in a fabulous condition, the watch is accompanied by all accessories, alongside the Skymoon Tourbillon presentation box.