A complicated, and rare, Patek Philippe Ref. 5204 platinum timepiece that was originally sold in May of this year will be auctioned tomorrow at Antiquoroum’s New York auction. The estimate is $250-$350K. Notably, the same reference in platinum is also available for sale on eBay right now, with a “buy it now” of $296,999. Furthermore, the price brand new is $350K, so it will be interesting to see what it sells for.

The 40 mm case is platinum with a silver dial and applied white gold baton indexes. The baton hands are in white gold. The functions include a split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar, moonphase, leap year indicator and day/night indicator. It is accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, certificate of origin and additional solid platinum case back, setting pin, and a leather folder with instructions.

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the founder and editor of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.