Property from an Important Collection
Reference 5270G | Retailed by Tiffany & Co.: A white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, Single Sealed, Circa 2018 | 零售商為蒂芙尼：百達翡麗 5270G | 型號白金萬年曆計時腕錶備月相顯示，單層密封包裝，約2018年製
June 15, 05:21 PM GMT
120,000 - 180,000 USD
Property from an Important Collection
Retailed by Tiffany & Co.: A white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, Single Sealed, Circa 2018
Caliber: cal. CH 29-535 mechanical, 33 jewels
Movement number: 5'770'755
Case: 18k white gold, screw down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'659'430
Closure: 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
Size: 41 mm diameter
Signed: case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging and Tiffany & Co. outer packaging, Certificate of Origin dated June 28, 2017, leather bi-fold, additional solid case back, booklets, and booklets
The Reference 5270G is one of Patek Philippe's most desirable 2011 Basel Fair releases. Patek Philippe's perpetual calendar chronographs are one of the most collectible of the manufacturer's complicated range, boasting a prestigious lineage of references including the 1518, 2499, 3970 and 5970.
Patek Philippe's new perpetual calendar chronograph, the 5270G, replaces the highly sought-after Reference 5970. Although many details have been changed, its traditional aesthetics remain. The dial of the 5270G is clean, modern and easy to read. Comprised of 456 parts, the 5270G features an in-house chronograph caliber CH 29-535 PS manufactured in 2009 and incorporates a new perpetual calendar module. The new movement aims to reduce wear, boost efficiency, and prevent tooth tip collisions and was the first in-house caliber produced by Patek Philippe, replacing the Lemania based caliber of its predecessor the Ref 5970. For the wearer, these advancements reduce the jumping motion that chronograph hands sometimes make from the zero position, while the improved tooth profiles reduce friction to enable the continuous running of the chronograph seconds hand.
Aside from its phenomenal presence, one will be sure to notice a small detail on the dial which makes the present watch even more remarkable and desirable - the printing of the text "Tiffany & Co.", the prestigious luxury retailer. Tiffany & Co is undoubtedly the most historic and prestigious luxury retailer in the United States. Established in 1838 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young with a $1,000 loan from Tiffany’s father, the first store was opened in 1838 on Broadway, before later moving to their flagship location on 5th Avenue and being renamed Tiffany and Co. Tiffany & Co’s relationship with watches goes back to their earliest days, and they have reserved their horological partnership to the world’s two most preeminent watch brands, Patek Philippe and Rolex. Back in 1851, Antoine Norbert de Patek ventured to the North American market in search of the right retailer for his complicated pocket watches. Upon visiting the Tiffany boutique in New York, a firm handshake between him and Charles Lewis Tiffany started this legendary collaboration. To date, the two firms have worked together for over 170 years, and Tiffany & Co. remains the only official retailer in the United States to be entrusted with their signature stamped on a Patek Philippe timepiece.
Predominantly, Tiffany and Co stamped Patek Phillips are either time only or complication pieces. It is exceptionally rare however for the Tiffany name to appear on any of the brand's grand complication pieces. Less than a handful of Ref 5970’s have come to the open market baring the Tiffany stamp on their dial, and no 5270’ have come to market double stamped.
This sale offers a unique opportunity. Not only is this the first time that a 5270 has been offered with Tiffany & Co stamped dial, but they are offered in four metal combinations - platinum with salmon dial, pink gold with black dial with a pink gold bracelet, yellow gold with silvered dial and white gold with silvered dial. Even more impressively, two of these pieces, the pink and white gold examples are still in their original factory seals; and all four watches are complete with its full set of accessories.