Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum and rose gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phase and orbit of the moon, time of meridian, passage of Sirius and the moon Celestial, Ref: 5102PR-001, Circa 2009

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Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum and rose gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phase and orbit of the moon, time of meridian, passage of Sirius and the moon
Celestial, Ref: 5102PR-001, Circa 2009

Sold for £ 106,250 (US$ 134,583) inc. premium
Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum and rose gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phase and orbit of the moon, time of meridian, passage of Sirius and the moon
Model: Celestial
Reference: 5102PR-001
Date: Circa 2009
Movement: 45-jewel Cal.240/165 automatic, 22K gold micro-rotor, stamped with Geneva seal for quality, No.5512749
Dial: Midnight blue, depicting planisphere of the Northern Hemisphere, outer blue chapter ring with silvered Roman numerals and inner minute divisions, sapphire crystal layer revolving moon phase marked with cardinal points, pierced white-lacquered leaf hands
Case: Polished round 18K rose gold, platinum screw down exhibition back and bezel, engraved band with halved Calatrava cross, signed crowns at 2 and 4 for time setting, planisphere, angular position and moon phase adjustment, screwed lugs,
Strap/Bracelet: Black Patek Philippe alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K rose gold buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 43mm

Footnotes

  • The reference 5102 is one of the most complex watches designed by Patek Philippe. It was first presented at the 2002 Basel Fair in Switzerland and is comprised of over 300 individual parts.

    The sheer quantity of horological complications this wristwatch contains is unparalleled in its beauty and craftsmanship. Depicted on the dial are the stars of the northern hemisphere combined with the orbit and lunar cycle of the moon, the passage of Sirius, time of the meridian, sidereal time and sky chart. By layering sapphire crystal discs depicting each of these elements upon each other, Patek Philippe created a watch at the cutting edge of sophistication allowing the wearer to be drawn into the astronomical world above them.

    The model evolved over the years and finally in 2009 the 5102PR was launched featuring a platinum and rose gold case as with the current lot. In 2012 the model was discontinued and replaced with the reference 6102. The production number of the 5102 was very small and as such it is rare for them to come to auction.
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Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum and rose gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phase and orbit of the moon, time of meridian, passage of Sirius and the moon Celestial, Ref: 5102PR-001, Circa 2009
Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum and rose gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phase and orbit of the moon, time of meridian, passage of Sirius and the moon Celestial, Ref: 5102PR-001, Circa 2009
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