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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5146G-010
    Movement No: 5'679'815
    Case No: 4'581'807
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S IRM QA LU, 36 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by UK retailer Mappin & Webb / Watches of Switzerland and dated August 17, 2012, product literature, leather wallet and wooden presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5146 is part of the annual calendar line of wristwatches by Patek Philippe. Intriguingly enough, Patek Philippe was the first watchmaker ever to offer an annual calendar watch with reference 5035, launched in 1996. Before this innovation, watchmakers were offering either highly complicated perpetual calendar pieces, or relatively simple triple calendar watches, without an intermediate step. The success of this complication prompted Patek Philippe to introduce it in a variety of timepieces: from the Nautilus 5726, to the chronograph 5980. However, reference 5146 maintains intact the aesthetic canons of the original reference 5035, distinguished by three subsidiary counters at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock. This architecture coupled with the distinguished slate grey dial and the timeless Calatrava proportions of the case creates a supremely elegant timepiece.

    Reference 5146 was launched in 2005 in yellow and white gold. The platinum version debuted the following year and finally 2008 saw the introduction of the pink gold version.
    So far, 19 white gold examples with a slate dial have appeared on the market.

  • 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. 5146G-010
A fine, rare and elegant white gold annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moonphases, power reserve indication, certificate and box

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF16,000 - 22,000 

Sold for CHF37,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019