PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 5004, A WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOURS AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2007 | 百達翡麗 | "型號5004 白金萬年曆追針計時腕錶，備月相、24小時及晝夜顯示，機芯編號879799，錶殼編號4040027，約2007年製"
A WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOURS AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2007
Calibre: cal. CHR 27-70 Q mechanical, 28 jewels
Movement number: 879'799
Case: 18k white gold, screw down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'040'027
Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k white gold folding clasp
Size: 37 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, additional brown alligator strap and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The perpetual calendar and split second chronograph functions are working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only extremely minor surface wear, hardly visible with the naked eyes. The case with strong fluted lugs. The hallmarks underneath the lugs are crisp. The folding clasp with minor surface wear.
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."
Exemplifying the true art of watchmaking, the reference 5004 is the ultimate example of timeless beauty and understated horology. The production of reference 5004 commenced in 1995 and remained in production until 2009. Composed of 407 parts, the reference is powered by caliber CHR 27-70Q that ingeniously combine a split second chronograph and perpetual calendar. The case measures 36.5 mm in diameter, retaining a somewhat vintage appeal and proportion due to the fluted lugs.
Offered in excellent condition and complete with its Certificate of Origin, the present watch is a very nice example.