Minute repeating Patek Philippe wristwatches have always led the list of timepieces that Asian collectors prize, and one of them may set a record for a modern watch at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale early next month. The watch is a double dialed platinum Sky Moon Tourbillon ref. 5002 produced in 2010 that offers twelve complications, including moon phases, sky chart, orbit display and sidereal time. It’s expected to sell for $1m-$1.5m at the October 8th sale.
Other Patek Philippes that lead the pack of 400 lots include a 2009 platinum and pink gold automatic semi-skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moon phases, and leap year indication ($510,000-$640,000), and a yellow gold minute repeating wristwatch, one of only 10 produced to commemorate the opening of the company’s Geneva factory (est. $300,000-$420,000).