Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare platinum manual wind split second chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with box and Certificate of Origin Ref:5004P, Case No.40******, Movement No.8*****, Circa 1995

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Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare platinum manual wind split second chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with box and Certificate of Origin
Ref:5004P, Case No.40******, Movement No.8*****, Circa 1995

Sold for HK$ 2,080,000 (US$ 265,225) inc. premium
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare platinum manual wind split second chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with box and Certificate of Origin
Ref:5004P, Case No.40******, Movement No.8*****, Circa 1995
28-jewels Cal.27-70 Q manual wind movement, Gyromax balance, stamped with the Geneva Seal for quality, silvered dial with applied white gold Arabic and dot hour markers, black outer 1/5th second divisions, white gold leaf hands and blued steel split second chronograph hands, subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for date, leap year, 24-hour indicator, running seconds and 30 minute recording, apertures at 6 and 12 for moon phase, day and month, polished round case with screw down exhibition back, step bezel and lugs, quickset buttons to the band, split second button atop crown flanked by twin pushers, fitted Patek Philippe black alligator strap and Patek Philippe platinum buckle, together with fitted Patek Philippe box, outer card, additional solid platinum case back, setting tool, swing tag, instruction manual, open Certificate of Origin and folder, case, dial and movement signed
36.5mm.

Footnotes

  • 百達翡麗 罕有鉑金萬年曆雙追針手動上弦計時碼錶 附有原裝盒及證書 約1995年

    Introduced in 1995 the 5004 was based on the reference 3970 perpetual calendar chronograph, the successor the iconic 2499.

    Adding the split second function to the already highly intricate calibre 27-70 required a total of 407 hand finished components, making it one of the most complicated Patek Philippes ever produced. It is believed only 12 examples where manufactured each year before being discontinued in 2009, although a short run of an additional 50 examples was produced in stainless steel in 2011.

    Affectionately nicknamed the 'hamburger' by collectors due to its unusual proportions and the structure of the Nouvelle Lemania calibre 2310 based movement with the chronograph base, perpetual calendar function to the top and split second component underneath, the 5004 also holds the distinction of housing the last non-in house Patek Philippe chronograph movement.

    Since superseded by the larger reference 5204 and the cushion shaped single button chronograph 5951, the 5004 represents one of the finest examples of understated haute horology due to its compact dimensions and conservative design. Considered by many collectors to be the ultimate execution of the chronograph complication from one of the greatest manufacturers, the 5004 has only increased in desirability since the last examples were produced.

    This particular example offered in the attractive classic combination of silvered dial with Arabic numerals, dates from the first series of production with a movement number between 879501 and 879999. It is being offered be a distinguished Asian private collector and, to the best of our knowledge, has never been offered at auction before.
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Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare platinum manual wind split second chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with box and Certificate of Origin Ref:5004P, Case No.40******, Movement No.8*****, Circa 1995
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare platinum manual wind split second chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with box and Certificate of Origin Ref:5004P, Case No.40******, Movement No.8*****, Circa 1995
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare platinum manual wind split second chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch with box and Certificate of Origin Ref:5004P, Case No.40******, Movement No.8*****, Circa 1995
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