View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2209. Reference 5016 | A possibly unique white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication, black dial and red accents, Circa 2012 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5016 | 應為獨一無二白金三問萬年曆陀飛輪腕錶,備逆跳日期、星期、月相、閏年顯示,黑色錶盤及紅色鑲刻,約2012年製.
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Patek Philippe

Reference 5016 | A possibly unique white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication, black dial and red accents, Circa 2012 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5016 | 應為獨一無二白金三問萬年曆陀飛輪腕錶,備逆跳日期、星期、月相、閏年顯示,黑色錶盤及紅色鑲刻,約2012年製

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Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 5016 | A possibly unique white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication, black dial and red accents, Circa 2012 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5016 | 應為獨一無二白金三問萬年曆陀飛輪腕錶,備逆跳日期、星期、月相、閏年顯示,黑色錶盤及紅色鑲刻,約2012年製

Reference 5016 | A possibly unique white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication, black dial and red accents, Circa 2012 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5016 | 應為獨一無二白金三問萬年曆陀飛輪腕錶,備逆跳日期、星期、月相、閏年顯示,黑色錶盤及紅色鑲刻,約2012年製

Patek Philippe

Reference 5016

A possibly unique white gold minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication, black dial and red accents, Circa 2012

百達翡麗

型號5016

應為獨一無二白金三問萬年曆陀飛輪腕錶,備逆跳日期、星期、月相、閏年顯示,黑色錶盤及紅色鑲刻,約2012年製


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 27 PS-QR mechanical, 28 jewels

Movement number: 1'905'177

Case: 18k white gold, snap on sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 4'426'569

Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k white gold Campaign buckle

Size: 36 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Rate Accuracy Certificate for Patek Philippe Tourbillon Watches, additional case back, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, leather portfolio and presentation box

附帶證書、陀飛輪時計證書、備用錶背蓋、調校筆、腕錶文獻、說明書、皮製檔案及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly and the minute repeater is chiming in phase and with a great tone and clarity. The watch is in excellent and like new overall condition with only extremely minor signs of wear toward the band of the bottom right and upper left lug. The case back with extremely minor signs of wear that are hardly visible to the naked eye. The buckle with very minor signs of 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."

Launched in 1994 the reference 5016 is an aggregation of Patek Philippe's entirety, condensing years of knowledge and dedication of traditional watchmaking into one spectacular timepiece. It assembles the three most important complications in watchmaking, namely the perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon under one movement, and even topping it off with a retrograde date. It was the most complicated wristwatch produced by Patek Philippe, before the launch of the Sky-Moon in 2001. Still, the reference 5016 is held in high regards by watch collectors for the legacy it carries. Approximately only 200 pieces of the reference 5016 were produced in all four rare metals, often in distinctive dial configurations, rendering the present reference an extremely rare treasure to come by.


The present watch is truly extraordinary and is possibly one of its kind. Only for the most important clients and collectors would Patek Philippe address customization to the dial of their watches. To be noticed immediately the retrograde date indication, as well as the subsidiary seconds hand are highlighted in red, displaying a striking contrast with the subtle black dial. Along with the reference 5013, 5050 and 5059, reference 5016 would be the only Patek Philippe wristwatch at that time to display a retrograde calendar layout, and deems even more breathtaking with the touch of red. An interesting feature on the dial is its movement number being displayed under the subsidiary seconds, a trait of other classic tourbillon complications such as the reference 3939. The three piece case on the other hand is forged in white gold, and similar to the reference 2499, it is reminiscent of traditional Patek Philippe timepieces for its round shape and fluted lugs. The mechanical movement calibre RTO 27 PS QR is composed of a painstaking 506 parts, which promotes a perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon. The hand-finished movement along with the tourbillon can be marvelled through the sapphire display back, and to consider a movement of this level to be housed in a petite 37 mm case only would be an astounding achievement. A slide piece on the left side of the watch activates the minute repeater, which chimes the accurate time with the highest quality, clarity and serenity.


Sotheby’s is honoured to be entrusted by the consigner to offer this grand complication with red detailing. Exquisite and exceptional, the present reference 5016 is an incredibly rare and important timepiece to come by in auction, and will definitely make a splendid addition to the collection of the most discerning watch connoisseur.