With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 2006, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, sales tag, setting pin, instruction manual, product literature, leather portfolio, fitted slip case, Sky Moon Tourbillon presentation box and outer packaging.
According to our research, the present reference 5002 is the first example in white gold to appear at auction thus far. Fresh to the market, the present lot is preserved in excellent overall condition.
Widely acknowledged as one of the world's greatest and most important watch models ever created, the present timepiece by Patek Philippe incorporates like no other an impressive quantity of attributes, starting with the multiple complications it offers, its extreme rarity and its spectacular looks.
The movement is composed of 686 parts which come together to form 12 of the most consequential horological complications; the tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon age, leap year cycle, day of the week, month, date, fly back, minute repeater, sky chart, moon phases and orbit.
The reverse dial reveals the angular progression of the stars and moon from the Northern Hemisphere and allows the wearer to observe the waxing and waning of the Earth's satellite. This horological monument of mechanism was based on the astronomical module developed for the Star Caliber 2000.
Only two of these highly sought-after trophies are manufactured annually and only granted to Patek Philippe's top-of-the-line clients.
Given the excessively high level of rarity and exclusivity of this model, including its absolute freshness to the market, the present watch must be considered as a significant opportunity for any discerning collector to acquire this landmark reference.
PATEK PHILIPPE. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD DOUBLE DIALED WRISTWATCH WITH TWELVE COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING MINUTE REPEATER, TOURBILLON, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, RETROGRADE DATE, SKY CHART, MOON PHASES, ORBIT DISPLAY AND SIDEREAL TIME, WITH ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX
Large circular case with two polished bezels, screw-set lugs, case band and minute repeating slide finely engraved with halved Calatrava crosses, two crowns both embossed with a Calatrava cross for winding and setting, four small correction buttons for the front dial displays, 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
Patek Philippe, 2000s, tourbillon, Watches, gent's wristwatch, white gold, Modern
WATCHES & WRISTWATCHES
43 mm. diam.
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