CIRCA: 2001
CASE MATERIAL: 18k pink gold
DIAMETER: 36.5 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Patek Philippe brown CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: Opaline white dial with a baguette-cut ruby set in a gold chaton at 12 o’ clock, 10 ruby stones set in square gold chatons, three subsidiary dials – one at 9 o’ clock that combines the running seconds and a 24-hour register, another at 3 o’ clock combing the minutes and leap year indication, and the 6 o’ clock combing the date ring and moon-phase indication
MOVEMENT: Cal. CHR 27-70 Q, manual
FUNCTIONS: Time, perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph, moon-phase, leap year indicator, 24 hours (AM/PM) indicator
CLASP: Patek Philippe 18k pink gold deployant clasp
WITH: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archive confirming 2001 as year of manufacture and 8 October, 2001, as date of sale

Ψ The endangered species straps shown here are for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, each watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.

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The Ref. 5004 was Patek Philippe’s first serially produced split-seconds perpetual calendar wristwatch. Produced between 1996 and 2012, it is one of the most important high complications the Geneva brand produced in the modern era. Powered by a Lemania-based movement, the watch was produced in four metals during its 16-year run – yellow gold, pink gold, white gold, and platinum, the rarest of the lot is of course, platinum. The 5004 was eventually replaced by Ref. 5204, which was unveiled during Baselworld 2012.

It is believed that Patek Philippe only made about 3 such examples - in pink gold with ruby hours markers on the dial. The presence of these rubies really adds to the rarity of these timepieces. A Patek Philippe split-seconds chronograph perpetual calendar in pink gold is desirable on its own, but one with a rare dial like this present lot is an extremely collectible timepiece.

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