PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 5078 A PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK LACQUERED DIAL, CIRCA 2016 | " | 百達翡麗 | 型號5078 鉑金三問腕錶，備黑漆錶盤，機芯編號5175920，錶殼編號6122593，約2016年製"
A PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK LACQUERED DIAL, CIRCA 2016
Dial: black lacquered
Calibre: cal. R 27 PS automatic, 39 jewels
Movement number: 5'175'920
Case: platinum, snap on sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 6'122'593
Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum Campaign buckle
Size: 38 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, additional case back, product literature, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The minute repeating is in phase and has a terrific tone and clarity. The watch is in close to new condition.
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."
Launched in 2008 the reference 5078 is a superb complication, with the present example featuring an outstanding black lacquered dial contrasting perfectly with the white Roman numerals. The dial is furthermore stylized with a traditional railroad minute track on the exterior ring, with the subsidiary seconds dial having its very own track as well. Its beautifully finished calibre R 27 PS provides an automatic movement with a micro-rotor and empowers a traditional minute repeating function, activated by the slider on the band. The minute repeater is fine tuned by hand until perfection, as a result no two minute repeaters sound the same. A sheer beauty to gaze upon and listen to, the present reference 5078 is a manifestation of Patek Philippe’s ideology to perfection and precision.
Offered in almost like new condition, the present watch is complete with all original accessories.