Cover Bonhams Hong Kong is selling an extremely rare and important Patek Philippe (Photo: Bonhams)

The Sky Moon Tourbillion Ref 6002G-001 will be sold at a Bonhams Hong Kong auction next month

Bonhams Hong Kong is selling an extremely rare and important Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillion Ref 6002G-001 next month.

Only a handful of these now discontinued models exist and the watch offered by Bonhams Hong Kong as part of its December 1, 2021 sale is in “pristine” condition, having never been worn.

Believed to be the very best example ever offered at auction, this iconic reference boasts 12 complications, which are housed in a white-gold case that’s hand-sculpted and engraved over 100 hours.

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The Patek Philippe Ref 6002G was launched with a blue dial in 2013 and, with its debut, replaced the 2001 Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref 5002 as the world’s most complicated wristwatch ever made.

A front dial indicates standard time and displays a perpetual calendar with retrograde date and moon phases, while the reverse dial reveals astronomical functions with the northern sky, sidereal time, angular progression and different phases of the moon. Decorated with cloisonné and champlevé enamel, the face of this watch is breathtaking.

“The Ref 6002 Blue Dial is stunning from every angle, surprising viewers from the exteriors to the interiors. It is not just a watch, but instead an artistic and engineering sculpture which blends and brings together the greatest artisans of their own specific fields, from watchmaking and design to enamelling and goldsmithing,” says Sharon Chan, Bonhams’ head of watches, Asia. “For connoisseurs who have yearned for something so special and unique, this is without question the ultimate prize.” 

Bonhams Hong Kong expects this watch to fetch more than HK$60 million (about US$7.7 million).

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