A gentleman's wristwatch of 18k gold. Model Celestial, ref. 5102J-001. Mechanical movement with automatic winding and several astronomical indications, cal. 240 LU CL. Blue dial with skeleton white hands and translucent hour markers. Black crocodile strap with Patek Philippe C-type buckle of 18k gold. Watch diameter 43 mm. c. 2008.
Accompanied by Patek Philippe box, fabric pouch, manual and a Patek Philippe leather folder with additional documents, photographic material and a certificate from authorized retailer Ole Mathiesen 2009. Please note that the watch will be sold with a black calfskin strap.
Movement no. 3580260/4464126.
Originally introduced in 2002, the Patek Philippe Celestial reference 5102 is an amazing piece of horological innovation, encompassing several sophisticated astronomical indications such as a sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon and the time of meridian passage of Sirius and of the moon. As such, the dial depicts the nocturnal sky of the northern hemisphere with a white oval frame which encompasses the sky visible along the longitude of Genève. To achieve such a feat, the astronomical displays of the reference 5102 rely on a complex 3-stacked system of sapphire crystal discs, each rotating at different speeds corresponding to their distinctive astronomical cycles, in turn providing the dial with a mesmerizing and dimensional depth to this complicated timepiece.