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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5127G
    Movement No: 3'407'720
    Case No: 4'417'354
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC AIG. 1, 29 jewels, stamped with the Geneva seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated August 16, 2008, wooden presentation box, leather envelope with product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe reference 5127 was designed in 2008 as a continuation of the long legacy of the Calatrava model, first launched in 1932. Inspired by the Bauhaus principle of form follows function, the minimalist design of the reference 5127 distils timekeeping down to its pure essence: a timepiece with center seconds and a date aperture positioned at 3 o’clock.

    Its beautiful powdery creamy pearl-colour dial is surrounded by a delicate silver hard-enamel minute ring. Reminiscent of the Bauhaus design, it adorns applied white gold indexes in the shape of sharp pencils and two large white gold dauphine hands indicating the hours and the minutes.

    The ultimate gentleman’s dress watch, the reference 5127, defies all fashion trends yet adapts to its modern times. For example, the case has grown from an original 31mm diameter to a steady 37mm diameter, and now bears a crown guard at 3 o’clock. While looking at the case, the beholder is hypnotized by the fluidity of its lines, the voluptuousness of its raised bezel and the cold calming reflection of its white metal. The screw-down crown is decorated with an embossed Calatrava Cross which removes all sharp edges from the crown guards and simply rest as a reigning dome on the rim of the watch.

    Pure in its essence, the Calatrava reference 5127 will attract any gentleman who is looking for a timeless model which will be a staple in his collection.

  • 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. 5127G
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with date, certificate of origin and presentation box

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF21,420

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021