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After great lengths of time spent appreciating the 30 new watches Patek Philippe is adding to its collection this year, the two that I kept being drawn back to were the Celestial 5102PR and the Gondolo 5098R. Both timepieces have been previously released in different metals, yet I can't help but admire how these two timepieces are exquisite both technically and visually. Patek has stated that the highlight of the collection is a number of watch models in new rose gold version that "radiate the magical warmth of this precious metal." In the case of the new Gondolo 5098R I say this is an accurate description for this stunning model.

The Mens Gondolo model 5098 was previously released in platinum back in 2007. The tonneau shaped case was inspired by the historic Patek Philippe Chronometer Gondolo dating back to 1925. The new version has a beautiful rose gold case and a hand-guilloche two-tone silver and honey brown dial in gold with both Patek Philippe and Chronometro Gondolo inscriptions. Hours are indicated by Breguet numerals with elegant hour and minute hands. The 5098R-001 features a mechanical manually wound movement, caliber 25-21 REC, which contains a total of 142 parts - 18 jewels and has a power reserve of 44 hours. It has a cambered sapphire-crystal case back and is water resistant to 30 meters.

The 5102 Celestial was initially launched in 2002, this year Patek will be replacing the current yellow gold model with a bi-color rose gold and platinum version. The watch case is made from rose gold while the bezel is produced from platinum. The rare astronomical indication is one of the most impressive Patek creations to date. The watch is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 240 LU CL. The dial consists of three metalized sapphire-crystal disc as well as ellipse framing the portion of the sky visible from Geneva. Revealing a complicated sky chart with phases and orbit of the Moon as well as time of meridian passage of Sirius and of the moon. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters.

Hi there,

Any idea how much for the market price for PP 5102 PR ? I have ordered one pc from Italy and someone want to buy from me.

Thank you!

Best Regards,
Philip


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