Among all the prestigious watchmakers in the industry, the Patek Philippe brand standouts as a pioneer that continues to grace the market with desirable timepieces. From everyday sports models to priceless grand complications, its quality and diversity are what drive avid collectors to pay enormous premiums to secure coveted references. Patek Philippe is now making headlines in the news as one of its luxury watches just broke the world record for being the most expensive timepiece ever sold during an online auction. The 2015 Patek Philippe Grand Complication Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002G-001 shocked the industry as it sold during Christie's Watches Online: Top Of The Time for an astronomical $5,790,153.
Accompanied by original accessories and presented in exemplary condition, the Grand Complication Sky Moon was first purchased by the original owner in 2015 at the Patek Philippe Salon in Geneva, Switzerland. The 6002G-001 features a double face that presents stunning dial designs on both sides of the case, making it four watches in one with all its intricate functions. The front dial indicates the hours and minutes of standard time and displays the perpetual calendar with a retrograde date, months at 3 o’clock, days of the week at 9 o’clock, leap-year indication at 12 o’clock, and moon phases at 6 o’clock. The second dial displays the astronomical functions with a star chart of the northern sky, hands indicating sidereal time, and moon phases showing the rising and setting orbit of the moon. Now in the hands of its new owner, the Grand Complication Sky Moon is one of the greatest Patek Philippe contemporary masterpieces.