Patek Philippe, one of the oldest and most revered Swiss watch manufacturing houses, unveils a special edition timepiece – the Reference 5004 in Titanium – for Only Watch 2013 Charity auction.
One of the great classics of the Patek Philippe Grand Complications collection between 1995 and 2011, Reference 5004 embodied the traditional, manually wound chronograph at its highest level.
Its Caliber CHR 27-70 Q is based on a “Nouvelle Lémania” movement produced exclusively for Patek Philippe and completely reworked in the company’s workshops, to which Patek Philippe’s engineers and master watchmakers have added a sophisticated split-seconds mechanism and a very fine perpetual calendar.
The movement comprises 407 parts, meticulously finished by hand according to the workshops’ time-honored methods. Over the years, this rare combination of complications was housed in a case of timeless, discreet elegance in white gold, yellow gold, platinum, and a limited series in steel.
This Only Watch 2013 special Reference 5004T is the first and only version ever produced in titanium.
Model: Patek Philippe Reference 5004 in Titanium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2013
5004T Caliber CHR 27-70 Q, Manual winding
Split seconds chronograph with 30-minute counter
Perpetual calendar: day and month in apertures, date and leap year by hands
Moon phases and 24-hour display
Base of the chronograph movement “Nouvelle Lémania”, exclusive execution to Patek Philippe
Case, dial and strap
Case diameter: 36.7 mm.
Case material: Titanium
Interchangeable titanium full back and sapphire crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
Solid gold dial plate, black with hand-guilloché carbon pattern, gold applied numerals
White seconds hand, red split seconds hand
Calf leather strap embossed with a carbon pattern, red hand stitching
Titanium prong buckle