A fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with salmon dial and Breguet numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5124
    Movement No: 5'638'571
    Case No: 4'757'624
    Model Name: Gondolo
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 25-21 REC PS, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33.4mm Width 43mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe box (not original to this watch), Certificate of Origin, leather wallet and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The design of Patek Philippe’s reference 5124 takes inspiration from the brand’s famous 10-day tourbillon reference 5101 with its elegant stepped case, Breguet numerals and beautifully hand decorated form movement.

    The reference 5124 was launched in 2008, as part of Patek Philippe’s Gondolo collection of cushion, rectangular and square-shaped watches. The present example comes in white gold and features an attractive salmon dial, a configuration that was quickly discontinued, making it one of the rarer examples of this reference.

    Beating within is the manufacture caliber 25-21, its rectangular shape perfectly fitting the case.

    A superbly versatile watch, the present reference 5124 is incredibly appealing thanks to its graphic aesthetics, rectangular art deco stepped case, salmon dial, Breguet numerals and feuille hands. This watch has a devoted following among dandy collecting circles.

  • 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. 5124
A fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with salmon dial and Breguet numerals

2012
33.4mm Width 43mm Length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 
€8,800-13,200
$10,200-15,400

sold for CHF10,000

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018