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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 5039G-001
    Movement No: 3'125'552
    Case No: 4'138'479
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold PPCo pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe winding box, presentation box, additional sapphire caseback, adjusting tool, leather wallet and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe reference 5039 was launched in 1996. This complication features a perpetual calendar with leap year indication, a 24-hour indication and a moonphase. Cased either in yellow, white or pink gold, the bezel is further decorated with hobnail finish, also called “Clous de Paris” in French. This decoration further enhances the architectural effect of the case. Interestingly, even though the 35.5mm case diameter may seem small, the watch offers a great wrist presence and remains very contemporary.

    This elegant "black tie" type of watch is part of one of the most exclusive timepieces from Patek Philippe as it is a perpetual calendar. In 1941, Patek Philippe launched the first serially produced perpetual calendar wristwatch. Since then, the references have evolved, adapting their design to the trend and accommodating new features such as leap year or 24-hour indication.

    The present white gold perpetual calendar is a true connoisseur timepiece. It is offered today in excellent condition and comes complete with its extremely stylish burgundy winding box, an additional sapphire caseback, the original Certificate of Origin, product literature and even an additional fitted presentation box.

  • 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. 5039G-001
A fine and attractive white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases, 24 hour indication, additional sapphire caseback, winding box and original certificate

Circa 2004
35.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF38,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019