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Reference 5217 | A brand new platinum and diamond-set minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 2015 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5217 | 全新鉑金鑲鑽石三問瞬跳萬年曆陀飛輪腕錶，備日期、星期、月相及閏年顯示，約2015年製
April 26, 10:38 AM GMT
6,000,000 - 10,000,000 HKD
A brand new platinum and diamond-set minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch with day, date, moon phases and leap year indication, Circa 2015
Calibre: cal. RTO 27 PS QR mechanical, 28 jewels
Movement number: 5'174'063
Case: platinum, snap on sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 6'018'970
Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum diamond-set folding clasp
Size: 40 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, instruction manual, leather portfolio and presentation box
With an indisputable reputation as one of the foremost watch manufacturers in haute horology, Patek Philippe is most notable for its construction of the repeating complication, a function that is often in correspondence with the pinnacle of watchmaking.
The art to delivering Patek Philippe’s superlative standard of sound for its minute repeaters can be very difficult to comprehend, as the complication itself would require over 100 unique components taking between 200 and 300 hours of work to manufacture and with an additional of 100 to 200 hours to fine tune the striking mechanism.
This watch, reference 5217, recognised as the sibling reference to the 5216, was the successor of the legendary reference 5016. Featuring multiple highly desired complications from the minute repeater, perpetual calendar to the tourbillon, the pedigree of the watch is further elevated with an instantaneous perpetual calendar which allows the entire calendar function to advance at the same time altogether.
Already discontinued, the reference 5216 with its unique aesthetic is the perfect illustration of haute horlogerie. The reference 5217 on the other hand, further unites this exemplifier with haute joaillerie. Reserved only for the most important clients after meeting stringent qualifying requirements, this is the first time for the reference 5217 to be offered on the public market. In close to new condition and completed with all accessories, the present watch is one of the greatest Grande Complication wristwatches Patek Philippe had ever created in the 21st century.