Watch fans, you are looking at a stunning creation, even by Patek Philippe’s standards.* Allow me to break it down for you.* This is a one-of-a-kind “grand complication” containing three coveted functions prized by collectors – a tourbillon, minute repeater, and perpetual calendar with retrograde date.* Even better:* it is cased in one of the rarest and most coveted of metals for a complicated Patek Philippe watch, steel.* Oh, and it has a blue enamel dial with applied gold Breguet numerals (also an unprecedented combination).* Given reference number 5016A-010 (“A” for acier =steel), this Patek Philippe watch will be offered at auction in just a few weeks at the Only Watch 2015 event in Geneva.
No doubt that this piece is gonna go for BIG bucks.* It will easily be the top seller at the Only Watch 2015 auction, fetching well into seven-digit territory (just how high it goes is anyone’s guess).* The simple fact is that one-of-a-kind pieces from Patek – especially like this one — are about as coveted by collectors as you will see.
More on this watch — and the original the Patek Ref 5016 series — below.

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