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Patek Philippe

Reference 5013 | A platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 1994 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5013 | 鉑金三問萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2000年製

Estimate:

2,400,000 to - 3,200,000 HKD

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 5013 | A platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 1994 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5013 | 鉑金三問萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2000年製

Reference 5013 | A platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 1994 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5013 | 鉑金三問萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2000年製

Estimate:

2,400,000 to - 3,200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

3,276,000

HKD

Patek Philippe

Reference 5013

A platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 1994

百達翡麗

型號5013

鉑金三問萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約1994年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. R27 PS QR automatic, 39 jewels

Movement number: 1'908'999

Case: platinum, snap on case back

Case number: 2'938'311

Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum Campaign buckle

Size: 37 mm width

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, setting pin, product literature and leather wallet

附帶證書、調校筆、腕錶文獻及皮套

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The minute repeating is in phase and chimes with a nice tone and clarity. The watch with minor signs of wear to the bezel and band. The case back with extremely minor scuff marks. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition. The hallmarks are nice and crisp.


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."

The Patek Philippe 5013, launched in 1992 and discontinued in 2010, is perhaps one of the brand’s grandest, most celebrated references to date. A unique tonneau-shaped wristwatch sporting a perfect combination of classic aesthetics and modern charm, the 5013 is certainly a sight for sore eyes. The watch, however, is not entirely about appearances. Including a myriad of the most intricate timepiece complications, the 5013 is the first wristwatch to combine an automatic movement with a minute repeater, retrograde date, perpetual calendar, and moon phase---additionally making the 5013 the most complicated timepiece in the brand’s repertoire at the time. The complexities of repeating perpetual calendar timepieces were not foreign to Patek Philippe though. The brand had long been manufacturing repeating perpetual calendars in the form of pocket watches for over a century. The application of such complexities to a wristwatch, though, was a modern revolution.


The star of the piece is undoubtedly the minute repeating function. As one of the most difficult complications to execute to perfection, the time-indicating chime is set off by a slider on the left-hand side of the case prompting two hammers to strike a gong located alongside the inner case. Patek Philippe’s watershed success of the complication had thus deemed them masters of minute repeaters. Because of its complex nature, production of the 5013 was limited. Even in spite of its lengthy production run, it is estimated that a mere 101 examples were produced across all materials (yellow, pink, white gold, and platinum), with only 45 examples made in platinum. Furthermore, it is believed that less than half of these 45 platinum pieces have graced the public eye in auction. A unique, extremely rare twist on a classic Grand Complication, this piece boasts both versatility and timelessness.