Important Watches I
Important Watches I
Reference 5208 | A pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar single button chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year and day and night indication, Circa 2021 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5208 | 粉紅金三問萬年曆單按鈕計時腕錶，備月相、閏年及晝夜顯示，約2021年製
October 7, 06:41 AM GMT
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 HKD
A pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar single button chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, leap year and day and night indication, Circa 2021
Calibre: cal. R CH 27 PS QI automatic, 63 jewels
Movement number: 5’177’020
Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 6’352’069
Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k pink gold folding clasp
Size: 42 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, setting pin, additional case back, instruction manual, leather portfolio, winding cylinder, travelling pouch and presentation box
First presented at Baselworld 2011 in platinum, reference 5208 encapsulates Patek Philippe's horological mastery by combining a single-button chronograph function, a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater. With a highly legible and balanced dial layout, in 2018 the Swiss manufacturer ceased the production of the reference in platinum and began to use pink gold for the highly distinctive cases of these highly complicated timepieces with their hollowed lugs.
The sapphire crystal display back allows the wearer to observe the beautifully executed and potent automatic calibre R CH 27 PS QI with a captivating 22k gold guilloché rotor that powers a movement composed of 719 individual parts. Largely based on calibre CH 27-525 PS, Patek Philippe was able to achieve the addition of a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater, the latter cleverly placed on the outer edge of the movement with its two charming striking hammers. The construction of such a movement is so elaborate that only a few are made per year, estimated to be around 10 pieces, and even then, prospective buyers undergo a thorough screening process by the manufacturer. The present lot therefore offers a unique opportunity to acquire an exceptional piece that will crown any collection.