145 Patek Philippe Highly Important and Very Attractive, Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase, Split Seconds, Chronograph Wristwatch in Platinum, With Warranty and Solid Case Back, Reference 5004P

Estimate: €200,000 –⁠ 400,000

Sold €377,000

Model: Perpetual Calendar Split Second
Reference: 5004P
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1995
Movement: Manual
Caliber: CHR27-70Q
Case N°: 2963358
Movement N°: 879541
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Warranty, Booklets and Solid Case Back

Inheriting the design from the popular perpetual calendar chronograph reference 3970, Patek’s reference 5004 is the firm’s first serially produced perpetual calendar with a split-second complication. The timepiece also marked another momentous moment for the firm as it featured the last Lemania-based caliber, the CH 27–70 Q. The split second allows the user to measure the timing of two intervals and on its own is already an extremely hard complication but making it with a perpetual calendar is definitely an important quest, requiring the most skilled artisans to execute. Giving its complexity in terms of production is estimated that only a dozen examples left the workbench per annum and after a sweet but short 16-year production run, it was subsequently replaced in 2012 by the ref. 5204, fitted with an in-house movement. Recognizable by its prominent oversized co-axial crown, it was, along with the chronograph-only reference 5070, the last of Patek Philippe’s complicated watches to use an outsourced caliber base. The present example of the reference 5004 exhibits a subtle yet elegant black dial, contrasting in superb fashion with the noble case of platinum. Its case could be easily recognized for its oversized crown, with the split seconds feature on it. The present example is an exquisite platinum ref. 5004 from 1995. The delicious glossy dial in black has baton indexes and not the more common diamond-set hour markers. A favorite among collectors for its highly prized complications, the reference 5004 is a mechanical marvel and displays the world-renowned watchmaking mastery of Patek Philippe and given its rarity and beautiful condition, the one here offered is definitely a collector’s dream.