|Model:||5100RG – 10 day power reserve|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||34mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||46mm|
A beautiful limited edition pink gold rectangular with 10-day power reserve commemorating the year 2000 Millennium. Reference 5100RG. Movement 3.201…. Case 4.12…. made in 2000. The watch as a caliber 28-20/220 10-day nickel lever movement, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 29 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, two train winding, Gyromax balance • grey ruthenium dial, applied pink gold Arabic numerals and triangular indexes, pink gold dauphine hands, subsidiary dial for 10-day power reserve indication at 12 and subsidiary seconds • 18k pink gold rectangular flare-sided polished case, sapphire crystal exhibition display back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle and band strap. The watch comes with the original Millennium box and archive.
Ref. 5100 was specially manufactured by Patek Philippe to commemorate its entry into the third millennium in the year 2000. This reference is the first 10-day power reserve wristwatch made by Patek Philippe and thus historically significant in the development of complicated wristwatches produced by the company.
Inspired by the classic 1952 ref. 2554, the ref. 5100 is housed in a remarkable flare sided case which reminds us of the lines of a manta ray. Images of a manta ray were used in promotional material to emphasize the similarity between the two. The chronometer rated movement is clearly visible from the back of the watch, as it is fitted with a sapphire crystal back. Instantly popular among collectors and enthusiasts, this reference was voted best wristwatch by the Robb Report in 2000 and was produced in a limited edition of 750 pieces in pink gold.
On May 1, 1839 the legendary watch company was founded in Geneva under the name of “Patek, Czapek & Co.”. In 1844, during an exhibition in Paris, Patek hears about a person named Jean Adrien Philippe who made an astonishingly thin pocket watch which could be wound and set without a key. Philippe became the technical director of the company the following year. In 1845, the company becomes “Patek & Co.” and in 1851 it got his final name “Patek Philippe & Co.” to reward the genius Jean Adrien. For the last 150 years, Patek is the pioneer for wristwatches. In 1927 comes the first perpetual calendar then the world time in 1937 and tourbillon in 1945. Since 1997, Patek produce 30,000 watches per year. In 2005, the company brought out an escape wheel made of monocrystalline silicon under the banner of “Advanced research” and then in 2006 by a silicon balance spring with the name “Spiromax”. Names are mythical like the Calatrava, World Time, Nautilus, just to name a few.
Movement Caliber 28-20/220, 10-day power reserve with 29 jewels.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 46mm