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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5140G
    Movement No: 5'615'521
    Case No: 4'762'391
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and deployant clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a winding box, leather wallet, setting pin, spare case back, product literature and Certificate of Origin confirming the production and subsequent sale of the watch on April 29, 2015. Further accompanied by an Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has a long and rich history in perpetual calendar timepieces and reference 5140G is an heir to one of Patek Philippe's most iconic modern perpetual calendars: reference 3940 launched in 1986 and in production for 20 years.

    As always with the venerable Geneva manufacture the reference 5140G is an evolution of its predecessor and not a revolution. The sleek and elegant dial displays the movements of the cosmos and passage of seasons with exceptional, zen-like clarity.

    Reference 5140 beats to the rhythm of Patek Philippe's ultra-thin caliber 240Q. Its 275 components add up to a thickness of merely 3.88 mm thick. The sapphire crystal caseback enables a full view into the beautiful hand decoration of the movement, and the ability to admire its freely spinning 22K micro-rotor.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch is fresh to the market and a perfect piece for any collector wishing to own a timepiece with such an impressive heritage.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 5140G
A fine and rare white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphase

37mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and deployant clasp signed

CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF47,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: THREE

Geneva Auction 15 May 2016