A fine and rare white gold annual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, 24 hours, moon phases, original certificate and fitted presentation box, factory sealed

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5396
    Movement No: 3'901'053
    Case No: 4'450'081
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 324, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe Henri Stern folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 21 June 2008, product literature, instruction manual, sales tag, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5396 was first introduced in 2006 and paid homage to the watchmaker's iconic Calatrava model. Reference 5396 was fitted with day and month apertures at 12 o'clock, while moon phases and date were displayed at 6 o'clock. This variant is fitted with a rare 'train track' dial, giving the watch a sportier look than normal examples.

    The present lot is fresh to the market and factory sealed. According to our research, less than 10 examples have been seen on the market thus far.

  • 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. 5396
A fine and rare white gold annual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, 24 hours, moon phases, original certificate and fitted presentation box, factory sealed

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K白金自動上弦腕錶,配年曆、中心秒針、24小時及月相顯示,型號5396,附證書及盒子,原廠封套,約2008年製

Circa 2008
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$180,000 - 300,000 
€21,100-35,200
$22,000-37,000

sold for HK$237,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016