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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5159J
    Movement No: 3'410'601
    Case No: 4'436'077
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated April 2, 2008, hang tag and setting pin.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The perpetual calendar has always been a cornerstone of Patek Philippe's grand complications. Patek Philippe introduced reference 5159 in 2007. Displaying larger case than its predecessor reference 5059, reference 5159 most notably houses an automatic movement with a perpetual calendar function. It features a 38 millimeter officer-style case, along with a beautifully designed hand-guilloché dial displaying a retrograde date. Featuring an amalgamation of both classic and innovative design cues, reference 5159 is a true classic in Patek Philippe's lineage of perpetual calendar models.

    Most incredibly, the present watch is factory sealed, and is complete with its original certificate, hang tag and setting pin. It is a rare opportunity to acquire a discontinued timepiece in completely new condition.

  • 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. 5159J
A highly rare and attractive yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, moonphases, certificate of origin and hangtag, factory sealed

2008
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 45,000 
€23,500-42,300
$25,700-46,300

sold for CHF43,750

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020