Sky Moon Tourbillon Mens Watch Model 5002P
Geneva Seal engraved on Movement. Hidden Tourbillon. Truly awe-inspiring piece that is almost impossible to find. Poire hands. Month at 3 o’clock, moonphase at 6 o’clock, leap year cycle at 12 o’clock. Retrograde (jumps-back) center date hand. On the back celestial sky dial, the white skeletonized hands indicate the sidereal hour as it occurs every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds. The eliptical sky vault displays the present orientation of the visible celestial sky. The lunar cycle of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.82 seconds is also indicated on the rear dial. This watch would be the crown-jewel in any afficionados collection, other than perhaps, the Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle. Even more limited than the magnificent Yellow Gold version, the Platinum Sky-Moon Tourbillon is perhaps the rarest continuously produced wristwatch in the world.
|Brand Name:||Patek Philippe|
|Series:||Sky Moon Tourbillon|
|Dial Color:||White Silvered Dial. Blue Celestial Rear Dial.|
|Movement:||Manual Wind, COSC|
|Engine:||Patek Philippe 109 (RTO 27 QR SID LUCL (37.6mm dia, 12.61mm h, 55 jewels, 21,600vph)|
|Functions:||Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Repeater (Hour, Quarter Hour and Minute), Perpetual Calendar|
|Crystal Material:||Sapphire – Scratch Resistant, double curved|
|Case Diameter:||42.8 mm|
|Case Thickness:||16.25 mm|
|Caseback:||Sapphire Crystal Display Back – revealing sublime celestial chart|
|Water Resistance:||NOT WATER RESISTANT|
|Crown Material:||Platinum: at 2 o’clock regulates celestial chart and sidereal hours, at 4 o’clock for other.|
|Calendar:||Date, day, month, leap yr, moon phase (frnt), sidereal time, moon descension, celestial chart (back)|
|Watch Bracelet / Strap Material:||Leather – Black Crocodile|
|Watch Clasp Material:||Platinum Tang Patek Philippe Buckle|
|Warranty:||Original Patek Philippe Warranty, Papers, Boxes.|
Patek Philippe made the first wrist-watch in 1868. The company pioneered the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in watches.
Like other Swiss manufacturers, the company produces mostly mechanical movements of the automatic and manual wind variety, but has produced quartz watches in the past, and a digital wrist watch, the Ref. 3414.
Patek Philippe is notable for manufacturing its own watch components. Patek Philippe timepieces have recorded some of the highest prices in worldwide auctions. The company produces about 40,000 watches annually. Patek Philippe has been owned by the Stern family since 1932. It is presently run by Thierry Stern.
No other watch brand compares in prestige to the storied Patek Philippe. While brands like A. Lange & Sohne, Jaeger LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin may aspire to the coveted reputation of Patek Philippe, none come close to the desirability of owning a Patek. Watches produced by Patek are considered by many collectors to be recession proof. Timepieces produced as recently as the 1950s and 1960s routinely sell for over a million dollars at auction.
Patek offers an extensive collection of watches including the Calatrava, Twenty4, Golden Ellipse, Gondolo, Aquanaut, Nautilus and of course its complicated watches including Grand Complications that feature celestial charts, minute repeaters and perpetual calendars. In short, Patek Philippe is unrivaled in all of watchmaking.