Where Can I Buy Hands-On with Patek Philippe Highlights from Christie’s Hong Kong Watch Auction Perfect Clone Online Shopping

It was established in 1851 and instantly focused on luxury watches. Patek Philippe watches are completely created in-house, including the moves, among them a few of the world’s outstanding calibers. Novelties presented in Patek Philippe watches are, among others, split-seconds hand, perpetual calendar, minute repeater and chronograph.Patek produces self-winding automatic movements and manual calibers. Early in 21st century Patek introduced the silicon escapement wheel. The vintage Patek Philippe watch marketplace and the requirement for employed Patek watches is high which is why the resale value of a vintage Patek watch tends to be greater than the average of other watch brands. A Patek Philippe watch is considered a luxury thing to be relegated to another generation; classic Patek Philippe pocket sequences have fetched high prices in Patek watch auctions. You will also discover our database of Patek Philippe watches, prices included for many Patek watches.Patek Philippe has been associated with perpetual calendar chronographs for many decades now. Not only was Patek the first to unite both complications in a wristwatch (with the ref. 1518), but the brand even included, in a few references, a split-seconds function or a minute repeater for this esteemed package. We at Monochrome Watches were quite fortunate to get our hands on this Patek Philippe (Ref. 5270).

Christie’s 257-lot Important Watches auction that takes place end May in Hong Kong does include some appropriately heavyweight timepieces, most of which are Patek Philippe. The million-dollar Sky Moon Tourbillon ref. 5002P for instance, and the scarce, tonneau-shaped ref. 5033P originally conceived at the request of Middle Eastern royalty.

But fortuitously amongst all these big ticket masterpieces from Geneva there are several value buys, including a small but delightful Calatrava “pink on pink” that’s also signed “Tiffany”. And the sale also includes the impossibly rare and slightly obscure ref. 2577 with a cream enamel dial. Here’s a selection of choice picks from the sale, with something for every budget.

Lot 2275 – Patek Philippe ref. 5004J perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph

One of the most complicated modern day Patek Philippe chronographs, the ref. 5004 combines a perpetual calendar with a rattrapante stopwatch, built on a reworked Lemania 2310 base movement.

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Now discontinued in favour of an in-house movement, the ref. 5004 is less in vogue than other comparable Patek Philippe chronographs, yet it has all the qualities of a classic.

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The ref. 5004 has the quintessential, old school Patek Philippe perpetual chronograph style. It’s a compact 36.5mm in diameter, albeit slightly thick, giving it retro proportions. And the ref. 5004 is also significantly more traditional looking than the watch that replaced it, the ref. 5204.

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This example is in fine, original condition, with all the accompanying paraphernalia, including the spare, solid case back. Estimated at HK$1.1m to HK$1.8m (US$150,000 to US$230,000), the ref. 5004J is a lot of money but comparatively good value as such things go.

Lot 2276 – Patek Philippe ref. 5074R minute repeater with perpetual calendar

The ref. 5074 is notable within the Patek Philippe grand complication line-up for being largish – the case is 42mm in diameter – while recognisably traditional in design. Most of the larger Patek Philippe complicated watches, on the other hand, have a more contemporary look.

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The ref. 5074 has a wide, sloped bezel, just like that on the ref. 5070 chronograph, applied Arabic numerals on a symmetrical dial, as well as leaf hands. It’s a pleasing look, especially with a black dial.

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Inside is the calibre R 27 Q, a self-winding movement with a micro-rotor that keeps it thin. Unusually the rotor is mounted over the balance wheel, with a stepped balance cock to accommodate the 22k gold rotor.

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Complete with all accessories, this carries an estimate of HK$3.1m to HK$4.6m (US$410,000 to US$590,000).

Lot 2282 – Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3800/1 in steel with diamond markers

There are five Nautilus ref. 3800 wristwatches in the auction, but lot 2282 is the least common. Dating to 1984, this is a mid-sized men’s Nautilus with round diamond hour markers. Typically gemstone markers are found on gold or platinum Nautilus watches, with this watch being only the 15th example to have appeared at auction to date.

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While introduced as a man’s watch in 1981, the ref. 3800 is somewhat small by modern standards, with a case that measures 37mm in diameter. But it is perfect for female wrists, especially with diamond markers. This is estimated at HK$120,000 to HK$200,000 (US$16,000 to US$26,000), about 20% over the same watch without the diamond dial.

Lot 2357- Patek Philippe ref. 2577 in pink gold with enamel dial

The best-known Patek Philippe Calatrava with a cream enamel dial is the self-winding ref. 2526, which was succeeded by the almost identical ref. 3428. Less known but no less beautiful is the manual-wind ref. 2577, perhaps the most interesting Patek Philippe in the sale.

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With a production run starting in 1956 to sometime in the 1960s, the ref. 2577 is genuinely rare, with only about 60 having left the factory, mostly in yellow gold. Only perhaps two were in pink gold.

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Distinguished by its flat, angular lugs and sloping bezel, the ref. 2577 is 35mm in diameter and equipped with the hand-wound calibre 10-200. This specimen has been wonderfully preserved, with all the surfaces and edges of the case looking sharp. The enamel dial is in similar condition, with a smooth, creamy surface.

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It’s estimated at a modest HK$240,000 to HK$400,000 (US$32,000 to US$52,000).

Lot 2370 – Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 3796R “Tiffany & Co.”

In production from 1982 till the late 1990s, the Calatrava ref. 3796 was a throwback to the original Calatrava ref. 96 of the 1930s, with the same 31mm case.

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A tad small for the modern man but still strikingly ageless, the Calatrava ref. 3796 is a strong value proposition for those very reasons. This particular example is also signed “Tiffany & Co.” on the dial, and is also accompanied by the original certificate stamped by the New York jeweller.

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If this were a larger watch, the Tiffany signature would make it considerably more expensive. But fortunately it is not, carrying an estimate of HK$100,000 to HK$150,000 (US$13,000 to US$19,000).

Lot 2385 – Patek Philippe ref. 5033P annual calendar with minute repeater

Originally conceived as a 10-piece special order in 2002 – nine were made in platinum and one in titanium – reputedly for Gulf Arab royalty, the ref. 5033P eventually joined the catalogue in other guises. This particular ref. 5033P, however, is one of the original ten.

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The ref. 5033P is an unusual complication for Patek Philippe, combining the minute repeater with an annual calendar, instead of the conventional perpetual calendar. And it’s made even more unusual by the large tonneau-shaped case. The form and material of the case give the ref. 5033P significant heft in the hand.

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Despite its size the styling is low-key. The dial is silver with a hint of champagne, with little on it that’s superfluous. This carries an estimate of HK$2.3m to HK$3.5m (US$300,000 to US$450,000).

Lot 2455 – Patek Philippe ref. 5971P chronograph perpetual calendar

A black dial, platinum case and diamond bezel is a combination often repeated by Patek Philippe for various complicated watches, but it has maximum impact when executed on a watch as large as the ref. 5971P.

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The ref. 5971P is an extravagant fantasy that’s hard to pull off but tangibly impressive in person. Set with 4-carats of baguette-cut diamonds, the ref. 5971P based on the discontinued ref. 5970P, which was the last Patek Philippe chronograph perpetual calendar to use an outsourced movement, specifically the Lemania 2310. That was subsequently replaced by the in-house CH 29 that’s found in the ref. 5271/11P right below.

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This ref. 5971P is estimated at HK$1.3m to HK$1.8m (US$170,000 to US$230,000).

Lot 2458 – Patek Philippe ref. 5271/11P set with baguette-cut sapphires

Set with 80 blue sapphires on the bezel and lugs, or almost 5-carats worth, the ref. 5271/11P is a special edition of the flagship Patek Philippe chronograph perpetual calendar, part of a series that included ruby- and emerald-set versions.

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The dial is also slightly different from that of the ordinary model, having a baguette-cut sapphire marker at 12 o’clock as well as a blue central seconds hand to match the gemstones.

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While the ref. 5271/11P is still in production, it is not casually available, being intended as a watch offered only to the watchmaker’s biggest spending clients.

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The estimate is HK$1.6m to HK$2.0m (US$210,000 to US$260,000).

Preview and sale information

The preview exhibition for Christie’s Important Watches takes place daily from May 26 to 28, 10:30am to 6:30pm at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The auction takes place on May 29, starting at 2:00pm, at the same venue.

And the full catalogue as well as online bidding is available right here.

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Who Makes The Best Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever Smashes Records, Sells for US$11m at Auction Replica At Best Price

No, the 5170P is more like a rich grandpa with gemstone cufflinks: bizarre, but face-to-face you’ll probably want to keep your opinion to yourself.The Patek Philippe Womens Watch Vintage Replica 5170P is intriguing because I could envision it to be far over the top for some, and rather stale in the view of others. It is, because it requires that stealth-wealth only lug-diamond and complete platinum nonsense to a different level by showing a number of the lion’s teeth on front. I mean, without the diamonds and in lowly rose gold, this already is a ~$75k view, so why don’t you let it live a little?Last thing worth considering is how there could be a particular charm to brilliantly executed watches from large brands which nevertheless show off a little — and also the 5170P is near to being a solid example at that. However, once we talk of brilliance in execution, reflective crystals really shouldn’t be a part of the discussion. Legibility shouldn’t be forfeited for any reason, and that’s why the baguette markers operate so nicely: they function to style while also being exorbitantly unnecessary and luxurious. The same cannot be said about the destroyed crystal. I understand it supposedly works in the boutique, but it is an inexplicable and total fail everywhere else. It’s like rocking this opinion with a perfect tux — then walking everywhere with a blot on your lapel.In outline, I find the 5170P to be one of the more intriguing recent novelties from the new, worth noting since it packs a quintessential Patek Philippe chronograph standard using a fantastic dial up and, thanks to its own diamonds, “a touch of class” — as Basil Fawlty would call it. The Patek Philippe Calatrava line of time-only watches has often been unfortunately relegated to live in the shadow cast from the brand’s more complicated pieces such as their perpetual calendars or their instantly recognizable sport watch versions in the Nautilus and Aquanaut. Honestly, it’s understandable since demure 3-hand time only watches have been a cornerstone of this line, but every now and then there are standouts that do something a little different.

Already expected to smash records when its sale was first announced in July, the Patek Philippe ref. 1518 in stainless steel – reputedly one of just four made – hammered for SFr9.6m at Phillips’ The Geneva Watch Auction: Four. With fees, the sale price was SFr11m, making it the most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction, comfortably surpassing the SFr7.3m made by the Patek Philippe ref. 5016A “Only Watch” last year.

The record sum – equivalent to US$10.7m – was reached after several minutes of tense bidding amongst several parties, including well known collectors and dealers in the room. But at the end, it was down to just two phone bidders, each represented by Sam Hines and Paul Maudsley respectively, with Maudsley’s client triumphing in the end.

This clip captures the moment Phillips’ Aurel Bacs brought the hammer down.

While the bidder’s identity is unknown, Maudsley, who is head of Phillips’ watch department in London, also represented the winning bidder for the ref. 5016A “Only Watch” last year.


Should I Buy Up Close with the Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G Replica Wholesale Center

6006G, that gets about as near whimsical as an easy date and time watch from the newest can definitely get.The Calatrava Ref. 6006G is the successor to the outgoing Ref. 6000 which premiered back in 2005. Aesthetically similar to the outgoing 6000 series, the major shift in the 6006 is the much-needed size upgrade to 39mm out of 37mm. I think even those people who prefer a more classic sized watch would agree that 39mm is a fantastic compromise for a modern dress watch. Besides, if you’re not a fan of 39mm, I am sure you can come across an old 6000 out there.Now, onto the dialup, which has four surfaces that are unique. The black, black almost-grainy vertical ring indicates that the date in white Arabic numerals and you will notice the date hand pointing to the 18th from the image above. The red-lacquered arrow hand replaces the old lunar crescent, which I think is a fantastic move here as the arrow fits the aesthetic design of the watch more here. Moving inward in the ring ring is the circular brushed hour ring using a bigger number font in Arabic numerals to indicate the hours.Moving further inward is the moments scale, which is white (almost silvery) using a circular guilloché pattern. This exact same layout extends to the seconds subdial which stocks the ring design of the minutes scale. You can even observe the round guilloché pattern extending out from the center of the seconds subdial. This all leads to a richly textured and vibrant dial that would otherwise collapse flat considering the two-tone color scheme here.You’ll observe the off-centered seconds subdial between 4 and 5 o’clock and this has been among the primary identifying features of the Patek Philippe Watches – Grand Complications Celestial Replica Calatrava Ref. 5000, that was the opinion that preceded the now-outgoing Ref. 6000. 5000 used the 240 PS movement, which was characterized with this off-center seconds sub-dial. One of the very welcome refreshes from the Ref. 6006 is the usage of new broad, skeletonized hour and minute hands.

In the Patek Philippe 42mm Watches Replica Museum sits the ref. Ref 1415-1 HU, a one-off creation from the 1940s that marries the world time function with a one-minute chronograph with pulsometer scale. That was the only Patek Philippe timepiece ever with that combination of complications, until the World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G-001.

The ref. 5930G is powered by the CH 28-520 HU movement, the same chronograph calibre found in the ref. 5905P chronograph with annual calendar. Added on top of the chronograph base movement is the familiar world time mechanism that was developed by Geneva watchmaker Louis Cottier in the 1930s.

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A button in the case at 10 o’clock advances the cities disc, hour hand and 24-hour scale. So all a traveller needs to do is to set the city corresponding to the local time zone to the 12 o’clock position. Local time will be shown on the hands, while the time in the world’s 23 other time zones can be read off the 24-hour scale.

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Because the cities disc takes up substantial real estate around the dial, the time-telling portion of the dial is somewhat compact. The central portion of the dial is decorated with a beautiful, geometric guilloche that is engine-turned by hand.

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The 30-minute counter for the chronograph is located at six o’clock, while the quarter seconds scale for the chronograph is sandwiched in between the cities and 24-hour discs, an odd but legible position.

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Commendably, the chronograph mechanism was revamped to fit the dial of the World Time Chronograph. That was done to shrink the minute register and move it closer to the central axis so as not to overlap with the world time discs. That being said, the 30-minute counter is limiting for the traveller who wants to time a flight.

Available only in white gold for now, the World Time Chronograph is a modest 39.5 mm in diameter, but chunky for a Patek Philippe being just under 13 mm thick. The screw down back contained a sapphire porthole revealing the movement.

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The lugs are “winglet” style, gorgeously shaped with a slight bevel along their flanks and stepped where they meet the case band. The form is based on Patek Philippe world time watches from the 1940s, notably the desirable ref. 2523.

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The World Time Chronograph ref. 5930G is priced at SFr65,000 including 9 percent Swiss tax. That’s equivalent to US$67,000. Deliveries will start in the third quarter of 2016.