Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 287


HKD 2,400,000 - 4,000,000

USD 300,000 - 500,000 / CHF 279,000 - 465,000

Extremely fine, rare and important, tonneau-shaped, minute-repeating, astronomic, self-winding, platinum wristwatch with retrograde perpetual calendar, moon phases and leap year indication.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Grand Comlication

Reference 5013

Year Circa 1993

Movement No. 1908999

Case No. 2938311

Bracelet Platinum Patek Philippe buckle.

Caliber R27 PS QR

Dimensions 46 x 37 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, certificate of origin, instruction booklet, push pin, Extract from the Archives


Patek Philippe, Reference 5013

Production of this reference started in 1992. This reference was, until the introduction of the Sky Moon Tourbillon (Ref. 5002 with 694 parts), the most complex wristwatch Patek Philippe produced. Self-winding, its movement consists of 515 parts and shares similarities with Ref. 5016, the manual-winding retrograde date perpetual calendar with tourbillon and 506 parts, which is more complicated. Both watches incorporate perpetual calendar functions with a retrograde, or flyback, date hand whose specially developed mechanism absorbs almost no energy when the hand returns on the 1st of each month. Month and year indications in the leap year cycle will change instantaneously and if it is always kept running, no adjustments need to be made to the watch until Feb. 28th, 2100 (The moon phase indication will show a deviation of one single day only after 122 years and 45 days). Combining a minute-repeater with a retrograde date function certainly sets this highly complex timepiece apart from other watches and a very small stamp on the balance bridge, the "Geneva Seal" or Geneva quality mark, makes a further important difference. It attests that Ref. 5013 is made according to the highest standards of watchmaking in the world.