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Patek Philippe

Reference 5104 | A platinum and pink gold semi-skeletonised minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 2014 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5104 | 鉑金及粉紅金三問半鏤空萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2014年製

Estimate:

3,500,000 to - 5,000,000 HKD

Property of the Original Owner

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 5104 | A platinum and pink gold semi-skeletonised minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 2014 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5104 | 鉑金及粉紅金三問半鏤空萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2014年製

Reference 5104 | A platinum and pink gold semi-skeletonised minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 2014 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5104 | 鉑金及粉紅金三問半鏤空萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2014年製

Estimate:

3,500,000 to - 5,000,000 HKD

Lot sold:

6,951,000

HKD

Property of the Original Owner


Patek Philippe

Reference 5104

A platinum and pink gold semi-skeletonised minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 2014

百達翡麗

型號5104

鉑金及粉紅金三問半鏤空萬年曆腕錶,備逆跳日期、月相及閏年顯示,約2014年製


Dial: semi-skeletonised

Calibre: cal. R27 PS QR LU automatic, 41 jewels

Movement number: 5'001'098

Case: platinum and pink gold, snap on sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 4'602'895

Closure: navy Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum Henri Stern buckle

Size: 43 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, leather portfolio and presentation box

附帶證書、腕錶文獻、說明書、皮套、檔案及盒子

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 loud and clear tone. The watch is in like 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."


Two of the most prestigious complications in the watch industry are the minute repeater and the perpetual calendar, with the former able to tell the time displayed on the dial by chiming it using internal gongs, and the latter knowing the exact amounts of days in each month, including leap years, therefore in theory being able to tell the correct date for perpetuity. These complications are extremely difficult to create and require an immense amount of components, and due to this complexity both of these horological marvels are naturally associated with the greatest watch manufacturer in the world, Patek Philippe. 


The combination of perpetual calendar and minute repeater has been done before by the maison, but the brand experimented with a completely new execution of a wristwatch containing these complications in 2006 with the reference 5104. In complete contrast to repeaters of old which were classically styled and proportioned, the new reference featured a hulking 43 mm two-tone platinum and pink gold case along with an avant-garde semi-skeletonised dial, never before seen on a grand complication. To combat legibility issues which have often plagued skeletonised dials while still allowing the view of the inner workings to remain unobstructed, the day, month and year markings are printed on transparent sapphire discs with white text, while a black backdrop rotates around each disc to contrast the text above and convey the information. The date is displayed on a huge central retrograde arm pointing to the bottom half of the dial.


The case bands and lugs are all decorated with beautiful hollowed inlays further adding a regal charm to the watch, and the expertly decorated micro-rotor caliber is visible through the sapphire case back and comprises an impressive 515 components. With loud, clear and whole acoustics, this repeater is nothing short of a spectacle and today is one of the most prized grand complications of Patek Philippe.


Complete with all original accessories, the watch is offered in close to new condition.