A rare and attractive tonneau-shaped platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 5040P
    Movement No: 3'129'936
    Case No: 4'405'044
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240Q , 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial, 7 Arabic numerals, 2 white gold dots and railway minute track in 2007 and its subsequent sale on June 27, 2007.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1992, reference 5040 was in production until 2007. The model was available in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold, as well as platinum and is distinguished by its tonneau-shaped case. At the time of launch, it was Patek Philippe's first serially produced perpetual calendar model that featured a tonneau-shaped design.

    Fresh to the auction market, the present example is cased in platinum, which is most notably denoted by the single diamond set between the lugs. It is preserved in excellent condition with crisp hallmarks beneath the lugs and overall excellent proportions. Furthermore, the black dial is confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives.

  • 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. 5040P
A rare and attractive tonneau-shaped platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases

2007
35mm Width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 45,000 
€23,000-41,400
$25,200-45,300

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019