STRAP: Black crocodile leather with Patek Philippe platinum tang buckle
DIAL: White Enamel
MOVEMENT: Self-Winding Mechanical
CALIBRE: R 27 PS
FUNCTIONS: Minute repeater, Subsidiary seconds
BOX: Fitted presentation box and outer packaging
PAPERS: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 28 February 2012, Manual in large leather portfolio
ACCESSORIES: Additional black crocodile leather strap
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Patek Philippe minute repeaters are arguably the most sought-after complication by this maker, as each repeater undergoes the most rigorous testing and sound mapping analysis in a sound-proof chamber before final presentation to Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, whose final approval must be obtained before the watch leaves the workshop.
The present example of the Ref. 5078P is no exception. Within the 38mm platinum case beats the automatic calibre R 27 PS with a minute repeater chiming on two gongs - despite the Ref. 5078's complexity, the movement is only 5.05mm thick. The minute repeater is activated on-demand through a discreetly positioned slide in the case. Also subtle and sophisticated, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals offers its wearer the understated style for which Patek Philippe is world-renowned.