Patek Philippe is a watch manufacturer that has offered some amazing designs over the years. The company was founded in 1851 and it is located in Geneva. There is a certain style that sets this brand apart from all the other manufactures in the world and it is quite common for the name to be associated with very complicated mechanical watches that offer unique features and designs.
One of the watches that perfectly show that perfection and precision of Patek Philippe is the Celestial 5106, which was introduced in 2009. This unique timepiece is based on the Celestial Reference 5102 and it is easy to see why it is considered a masterpiece. The display doesn’t just show the time but also the night sky as it is seen from the northern hemisphere and the way it rotates backwards. Having a watch that can display the position of the stars relative to Sirius is certainly a unique feature that makes for an amazing looking accessory. Also interesting is the fact that it shows the moon phase on the display and it has a unique way of displaying the day of the month with the help of a specific hand. All this information on the display might make it seem a bit too crowded but the final design is simply perfect when you look at it.
The case is made out of 22kt gold which creates a star-like contrast with the blue dial and there is nothing like having the rich sky on your wrist. All the interesting displays are created with the help of sapphire crystal discs that move at different speeds. There is also a transparent back case that allows you to see the 325 parts of the movement as they work in perfect harmony to power this unique timepiece.
As far as price goes, you might be interested to know that it was auctioned off for almost $750,000 on September 24, 2009. Its one-of-a-kind beauty can be appreciated by everyone and the complicated mechanical movement shows the whole world what a small watch can be capable of and that the sky is truly the limit.