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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 25, 2010

LOT 431

Patek Philippe Ref. 5004, Pink Gold with external hallmarks Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 879856, case No. 4115666, Ref. 5004R. Sold on January 31st, 2002. Extremely rare and important, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with split-seconds chronograph, registers, perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year, 24 hour indication and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a fitted wooden box, push pin, a spare solid 18K pink gold case back, Certificate of Origin and booklets.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, transparent screwed-down case back, case band with 4 correctors, co-axial pushbutton in the crown for the split-seconds function, concave bezel, fluted lugs, sapphire crystals. D. Silver with applied pink gold Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the 30-minute register and leap year at 3, the days of the month at 6, the seconds and the 24 hours at 9, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases, outer 1/5th seconds track. Pink gold feuille hands. M. Cal. CHR 27-70Q, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 28 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, free-sprung Glucydur Gyromax balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 14.5 mm.

HKD 1,500,000 - 1,800,000

USD 185,000 - 225,000 / EUR 155,000 - 185,000

Sold: HKD 1,740,000

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Ref. 5004 First produced in 1994, this highly complicated, manually wound wristwatch combines a split-seconds chronograph with the functions of perpetual calendar and moon phases. The movement consists of a total of 404 parts. The reference 5004 remains one of Patek's most desirable modern complication watches. Its elegant look, similar to the 3970 but with its extra thickness, and of course the split-second mechanism, have made it a true classic.