Reference 5070 | A platinum chronograph wristwatch, Circa 2008 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5070 | 鉑金計時腕錶，約2008年製
Property of an Important South East Asian Collector
A platinum chronograph wristwatch, Circa 2008
Calibre: cal. CH 27-70 mechanical, 24 jewels
Movement number: 3'715'335
Case: platinum, screw down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'457'986
Closure: navy Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum folding clasp
Size: 42 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, additional black alligator strap, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only very minor 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."
Originally launched in 1998, Patek Philippe’s reference 5070 marked the brand’s first in over 40 years, reviving a fantastic lineage of manually-wound, two-register chronographs. The current lot features a reference 5070 in platinum made in 2008 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the reference. Acting as the finale for reference 5070, the platinum with blue dial was only produced for one year, making it the rarest, and most luxurious iteration of the beautiful timepiece.
Inspired by the legendary reference 2512 split-second chronograph which is currently in Patek Philippe museum, the substantial 42 mm case of the reference 5070 was an anomaly for its time. Also unique to this reference is its stepped case design, a detail not seen in its successor. Housed within the platinum case was the CH27-70 movement adapted from a Lemania based calibre which were the last batch of watches appearing in Patek Philippe creations. Highly collectible, it is surely a dream to acquire such an important horological masterpiece.