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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2013

LOT 225

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5002 ? PINK GOLD SKY MOON TOURBILLON ? PIECE UNIQUE WITH SPECIAL ORDER CASE Patek Philippe, Genève, ?Sky Moon Tourbillon?, No. 3350052, case No. 4382101, Ref. 5002. Sold on February 4th, 2008. Extremely fine, important and unique, oversized, minute-repeating on cathedral gongs, astronomic, 18K pink gold, double-dialed chronometer wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator, perpetual calendar with fly-back retrograde date, nocturnal sky chart of the Northern Hemisphere, moon phases and lunar orbit, time of the meridian passages of Sirius and moon, solar mean and sidereal time indications and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the beautifully crafted original Patek Philippe fitted box with lock and key, a setting pin, Official Chronometer Certificate and a Certificate of Origin, hang-tag and instructions.

C. Specially made to order by Patek Philippe, three-body, massive, solid, polished, concave bezel, ribbed case band and repeat-slide, lapidated and concave lugs, sapphire crystals. D. Front: silver, embossed with Patek Philippe logo, applied radial pink gold Roman numerals, concentric retrograde graduation for the days of the month in red on a plain reserve, guilloché subsidiary dials for the days of the week, the months, the leap year and the moon phases. Pink gold spade hands. Back: midnight blue sky chart with gold star constellations and North/ South/ East/ West divisions, made from 3 superimposed sapphire crystal discs to display sidereal time, outer divisions to adjust moon phases and sky, outermost Arabic 24-hour graduations, aperture for the moon phases. M. Cal. RTO 27 QR SID LU CL, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium- plated, fausses côtes decoration, 55 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator, Glucydur Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs activated by a gold slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 43.5 mm. THICKNESS 18 mm.

CHF 1,000,000 - 1,500,000

HKD 8,400,000 - 12,500,000 / USD 1,100,000 - 1,600,000

Sold: CHF 1,202,500

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


The present watch is an exceptional unique example of the Sky Moon Tourbillon, the pink gold case was made to special order for a very valued client of Patek Philippe. The case as originally designed by Patek Philippe for the reference 5002 features the company?s Calatrava symbol in relief in a repeated pattern around the band. This watch with case No. 4382101 was made with a ribbed band composed of six concentric ribs, the edges of the covers giving the effect of eight ribs in total, this unique decoration continues on the repeat-slide. It is only on very rare occasions that Patek Philippe will consider a special order request and then only ever for clients with a long history of exceptional purchases over many years. The present watch is one of those very special watches affording the collector the once-only chance to acquire not only the most complicated wristwatch ever made by Patek Philippe but a unique - and therefore one of the most rarefied and desirable examples of the Sky Moon Tourbillon.