Lot 2845 - A199 Wristwatches & Pocketwatches - Wednesday, 01. December 2021, 11.00 AM

Patek Philippe, extremely rare "Grand Complication" with minute repeater, perpetual calendar and moon phase, 2013.

Platinum 950 with diamonds.
D 42 mm.

This model was first introduced in 2011. As a distinctive technical feature, the watch on offer is equipped with a minute repeater, which is considered the ultimate in watchmaking. The Reference No. 5073 excels by its exceptional sound quality. Patek Philippe conducted lengthy research in metallurgy and acoustics until they were able to manufacture a gong with this incomparably pure sound. To match the exceptional inner workings of the timepiece, the platinum case was set with precious baguette-cut diamonds. Each diamond (total weight almost 5.3 ct) had to be individually cut to fit its position in the case.
This marvel of watch-making art could not simply be ordered from a Patek Philippe concessionaire. One had to literally apply for it, almost hand in a resume, and Mr. Stern (owner of Patek Philippe) then personally decided whether this watch would be delivered, after 1-3 years of meticulous labor.
Only very few of these timepieces were ever made, the one on offer comes directly from the first owner and is only the fourth reference 5073 offered for sale at an auction.
Reference No. 5073 P.
Case No. 4586346, extravagant case, set with 145 diamonds totaling 5.288 ct.
Dial: Black dial with diamond indices. Perpetual calendar with date, day, month, moon phase, leap year and 24-hour indication.
Movement: Automatic movement No. 5001025, Cal. R 27 Q with 39 rubies and 22 ct gold rotor.
Band: Patek crocodile strap with platinum fold-over clasp, set with baguette-cut diamond.
Accessories: Box, outer card box, warranty certificate, additional solid platinum case back, product information and user manual in a leather folder.

CHF 400 000 / 700 000

€ 373 830 / 654 210

Sold for CHF 1 109 300 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.