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Stock # SKU19356
Stock # 19355
Model Name Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater
Model Ref # 5013 R
Condition Indiscernible from New
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case 18K Rose Gold
Case Shape Tonneau
Case Size 35mm x 12.8mm
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Black
Caseback Display
Complications Perpetual Calendar
Minute Repeater
Additional Information With second case back, box and papers.
For watch collectors, it does not get better than owning a Patek Philippe minute repeater. Add a perpetual calendar with unique interface and a gorgeous, perfectly proportioned tonneau shaped case in 18k rose gold, and you have watch heaven. We have sold more Patek Philippe minute repeaters than any other dealer over the past decade... and we still feel a special reverence for these big, important Pateks.

The reference 5013 is special for many reasons. One of them is the perpetual calendar display. Unique when it was introduced on the 5013, the three apertures (day, leap year cycle, and month) along with the retrograde date went on to be used in Patek’s most collectable perpetual calendar, the reference 5050. The movement in the 5013 has the distinction of being the second most complex Patek wristwatch movement (after the movement in the Sky Moon Tourbillon) with 515 individual parts. The black dial on this 5013 in rose gold is also a rarity, as most 5013Rs left the factory with the silver dial.

Case is 18k rose gold with tonneau shape. Dimensions are 37mm long (46mm long with lugs) by 35mm wide by 12.8mm thick. Sapphire crystal. The tonneau shape is very elegant. The rose gold case and black dial are a transcendant pairing.

The rare original black dial has applied rose gold Breguet numerals and minutes chapter at its periphery. Perpetual calendar functions are displayed as follows: month in the 3 o'clock aperture; moonphase (and seconds) in the 6 o'clock subdial; day in the 9 o'clock aperture; leap year cycle in the 12 o'clock aperture; date along the retrograde scale which spans from 8 o'clock to 4 o'clock. Hours and minutes hand are pomme style.

Philippe Stern believes that rose gold produces the best repeater tone due to the porosity of the copper alloys. In fact, Mr. Stern reserved the rose gold minute repeaters for his best customers. Patek customers likewise consider the rose gold repeaters to have the best tone and consider them the most desirable repeaters.

Patek ratcheted up the heat with the automatic winding Caliber R 27 PS QR. Minute repeating calibers are almost exclusively manual winding... but Patek wanted to offer collectors something really special, and they certainly succeeded. This caliber has 39 jewels, free-sprung balance adjusted to temperature, isochronism and in 5 positions, a 22k micro-rotor, and is stamped with the Geneva Seal. Significantly, the flyback retrograde date hand requires a trivial amount of energy from the movement as it advances instantly from the end of the preceding month to the first of the new month. In fact, all calendar functions advance instantly including the month and leap year indicators.

Strap is Patek Philippe crocodile with 18k rose gold Patek buckle.

Watch is indistinguishable from new, and is complete with second case back, box and papers. This is a very important Patek Philippe wristwatch.
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