Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

New York - The Fuller Building, Mar 28, 2007

LOT 343

Commemorative Self-Winding and Minute-Repeating Chronometer Wristwatch" Patek Philippe, Genève, "Officier Répétitions Minutes," No. 1904075, case No. 2833920, Ref. 5029 R. Made in a limited edition of 10 examples in 1997 to commemorate the inauguration of the new Patek Philippe manufactory in Geneva. Very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, self-winding, 18K pink gold gentleman's chronometer wristwatch with an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a special leather fitted presentation box, the attestation of the "Bureau Officiel de l'Etat pour le contrôle facultatif des montres de Genève", a medal commemorating the opening of Patek Philippe's new watchmaking center in Geneva, and a certificate.

USD 500,000 - 600,000

EUR 380,000 - 460,000

Sold: USD 590,800

C. Four-body, solid, polished, hinged case back over transparent cover to view the movement, protected winding crown, gold screwed bars, sapphire crystals. D. Matte silver with applied pink gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds dial. Pink gold "Breguet" hands. M. Cal. R 27 PS, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes"decoration, 39 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, free-sprung Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 11 mm. Property of a Japanese Collector

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Ref. 5029 The Officer's-style case, found in Ref. 5029, has remained a classic design of Patek Philippe since 1915. Collectors appreciate the solid workmanship of the traditional pocket watches retained here in the knurled crown, hinged back-cover and round case. The cover hinges on lugs protecting the crown and providing a visual balance to the slide-piece for the repeater at 9. This special model was produced in 1997 to mark the inauguration of Patek Philippe's new watch-making center in Geneva. It was produced as follows: - 10 examples in 18K yellow gold with champagne dial; - 10 examples in 18K pink gold with opaline silver dial (including one with a gold dial made especially for an important Patek Philippe customer); - 10 examples in platinum with a black dial. Patek Philippe