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24 Oct

Dismantling A Rare Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

We’re extremely excited to bring you a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this extraordinary Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R, which comes in 18ct gold. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO)

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

Manhattan Time Service’s master watchmaker Mitchell Lodowski (pictured below) has dismantled the timepiece and with an exclusive look beneath the dial, you’ll discover what makes this watch such a magnificent piece of watchmaking ingenuity.

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

Fetching a cool $1.2 million at auction, it certainly has the expectation when it comes to price, but what it is about this watch that warrants such a tag?

Patek Philippe is a brand known for its exclusivity; it produces less than 50,000 watches a year, uses high value materials such as white, yellow and rose gold and has a very tight distribution channel. But even by Patek’s standards, a $1.2 million model is exceptional.

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

You have to take a watch like this and see it for what it really is - a mind blowing piece of engineering, where the skill and expertise that has gone into creating such complex complications is beyond the realms of most of our understanding.

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

Talking to Manhattan Time Service’s watchmaker Tom Lodowski, he explains that it’s the sheer complexity of complications, combined with its one-of-a-kind design that demands such a value.

“I would call this the Picasso of horology,” he says. “Along with the incredible look of the watch, the number of complex functions is incredible, including a Tourbillon Moon Phase which is hidden in the movement, Sidereal time, Moon Descension, Celestial Chart, Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Repeater (Hour, Quarter Hour and Minute) and Perpetual Calendar. It truly is a piece of horological art.”

Tom Lodowski, Expert Watchmaker

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

But, aside from its obvious horological prowess, another great thing about this watch is some of the cool design features which all add to the individuality of the piece. One of them being the beautifully engraved case sides which display the Patek Philippe Calatrava Cross, an iconic symbol which adorns every Patek watch.

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

With a Geneva seal engraved on the movement, which also contains the hidden Tourbillon, the case back features a Celestial Sky Dial with white skeletonised hands which indicates the Sidereal hour as it occurs every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds.

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

Patek Phillipe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002R

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To discover more about how Manhattan Time Service can service your Patek Philippe watch, visit the Repairs Page>


ABOUT THE EDITORIAL STAFF

Practiced horology since the age of 15, successfully took apart, cleaned and assembled a Rolex Submariner Cal. 3135 at the age of 19, further improved his watchmaking skills with NAWCC School of Horology. “It has been 15 years since I took apart my first watch, my goal is to repair every timepiece ever produced”.

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