Patek Philippe Minute Repeater
New, Unworn, Very Rare
Ref. 5078P-001

This Very Rare Platinum Patek Philippe Ref. 5078P-001 Minute Repeater Is Complete. Accompanied with it's certificate of origin, second case back, swing tag, fitted wooden Patek Philippe presentation box, box key, leather portfolio with glossy photograph, product literature and outer packaging. This exceptional example is new, unworn and comes from the original owner.

This 5078P-001 minute repeater features a 38 mm case platinum case with downturned stepped lugs reminiscent of another Patek Philippe iconic masterpiece, the reference 2499 and featuring a superb white grand feu enamel dial.

The Patek Philippe reference 5078 minute repeater other than being a superbly good looking and elegant watch is a gem of horological micro engineering.Powered by a self-winding movement with micro-rotor, its caliber R 27 PS is comprised of 342 parts and measures a very slim 5.05 mm in thickness. Winding is accomplished via a beautifully engraved micro-rotor, visible through the sapphire crystal case back, and superbly integrated into the movement to permit an unobstructed view of the repeaters hammers and gongs. The repeating mechanism features cathedral gongs meaning the gong on which the hammers strike to chime the time are longer than traditional ones. The gong in a standard repeating mechanism wraps around the movement once whereas those of the "Cathedral" mechanism wrap around the movement with a length equivalent to nearly two circumferences and are thus twice as long as standard ones. The result being a richer and fuller timbre with the notes lingering slightly longer.

Manufacture of reference 5078 began in 2005 and is the successor of the legendary reference 3979 which was in production from 1989 to 1998.
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Patek Philippe
Minute Repeater
Self Winding
R 27 PS
38 mm
White Enamal
New, Unworn
Roman Numerals
Original Box and Papers
One Year