A very fine and extremely attractive white gold automatic annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moonphases, 24 hours indication, bracelet, certificate and box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5396G-001
    Movement No: 5'684'405
    Case No: 4'569'928
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 324 S QA LU 24H, 34 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max. length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin Stamped by Kuwait Patek Philippe boutique and dated September 19, 2012, additional bracelet links, setting pin, product literature, leather document holder, fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe was the first manufacturer to introduce the annual calendar complication, offering a mid-tier option between the relatively simple triple calendar and the highly complicated perpetual one. The complication appeared first in 1996 with reference 5035 - and successive iterations - featuring a Calatrava style case and a 36mm case diameter.

    In 2006, exactly ten years after the first appearance of the complication, reference 5396 marked the introduction of a second annual calendar dress watch option in the company lineup. An example of the understated elegance Patek Philippe is known for, the model heavily borrows design elements from one of the great classics of Patek Philippe production: perpetual calendar reference 3448 (and its later sibling ref. 3450). The dial design is nearly identical, with two windows for day and month at 12 o’ clock, a subsidiary dial at 6 o’ clock, and an overall very minimal and clean dial design without any scale. The case also features the same polished sloped bezel of the vintage model. Some differences with ref. 3448/3450 are the presence of a date window and the introduction of the 24 hours indication dial-wise, and different lugs design case-wise.

    Reference 5396 first appeared in 2006, in white or pink gold. The present variation (blue dial, bracelet) was introduced in 2012 and this is only the second example to ever appear on the market.

    Offered in practically new-old-stock condition from its original owner, this bracelet, blue dial ref. 5396 will endlessly please its new custodian with its exquisite proportions and allure.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5396G-001
A very fine and extremely attractive white gold automatic annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moonphases, 24 hours indication, bracelet, certificate and box

2012
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 50,000 
€26,700-44,500
$30,200-50,400

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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