A one-of-a-kind man can find plenty of good reasons to buy this one-of-a-kind watch. Most importantly, by winning this precious timepiece at the Only Watch charity auction, he will donate a serious sum to help the Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Besides, the unique Patek Philippe Ref 5004T watch is one of just a few titanium models in the brand’s outstanding history. Furthermore, it is most likely that Patek Philippe will never repeat such unusual aesthetics. And finally, this is the come back of the discontinued 5004 Collection, which was replaced by the Ref 5204 range two years ago.
As a pretty unusual creation for Patek Philippe, this sporty watch combines a highly polished, 36.7mm titanium case with a distinctive dial and a matching bracelet. A prominent crown and push-buttons gives the watch a strong dose of contemporary sporty look. Furthermore, the solid gold dial features an interesting check board motif in black, which recalls the bold look of carbon fiber. It displays a number of features, including a split-seconds chronograph and a perpetual calendar. A great contrast between the black surface and applied 18 karat white gold Arabic numerals, as well as other luminescent indices, provide superb readability despite so many indicators arranged over a pretty small dial for a man’s timepiece. The 24-hour indicator shares the same sub-dial with the small seconds at the 9 o’clock position. At the 3 o’clock position, there ise a 30-minute counter. The date sub-dial with the moon-phase indicator takes the 6 o’clock. Finally, there are two calendar windows at the 12 o’clock.
Similar to the dial, a sporty calf skin strap comes with a striking carbon fiber pattern, marked with red stitching that matches one of two split-seconds hands. Its pin buckle is also crafted in titanium to match the case. The mechanism is completely revealed through a sapphire crystal case-back. It is the Caliber CHR 27-70Q hand-winding movement (based on the Lemania 2310 caliber), with Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar module and the brand’s authentic decorative touch.
Patek Philippe’s watches have always been reaching the highest prices at the Only Watch Auctions. Another titanium model, called Nautilus 5712T, was sold for 525,000 Euros at the 2007 Edition. At the previous charity auction, organized two years ago, in Monaco, the one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 manual winding minute repeater tourbillon watch reached the record price of € 1,400,000. We all hope to see new records at the upcoming auction since all the proceeds will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.