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In 2002, Patek Philippe released the Celestial (Ref. 5102) which is considered one of the most significant and unusual horological complications ever developed. A remarkable rendition of the Northern Hemisphere's celestial chart is fitted dynamically upon the wrist for the first time. The celestial chart rotates counterclockwise, showing the angular progression of stars relative to the meridian passage of Sirius. At the same time, the meridian passage and phases of the moon can be seen. 25 trillion (25,000,000,000,000) ratio combinations were researched by Patek Philippe to determine an astonishing degree of accuracy for all the Ref. 5102's displays.
The watch is in overall very good condition with minor wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in overall very good condition with light surface wear. Strap has light signs of surface wear throughout commensurate with age. Dial is in overall very good condition. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.