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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: 5235G-001
    Movement No: 5'612'429
    Case No: 4'534'309
    Model Name: Regulator
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 31-260 REG QA, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Phillippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated December 19, 2013, instruction manual, product literature, cardboard sleeve, setting pin, hang tag, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gaining positive acclaim from collectors since its debut at Baselworld 2012, the Patek Philippe Regulator reference 5235 marked the brand's first ever regulator style wristwatch. Its distinctiveness lies not only in its refreshing aesthetics but also in its impeccable execution, featuring a vertical two-tone dial with a silver brushed finish and stylish blue accents.

    While the appeal is novel, those with seasoned eyes may observe similarities in the case design when compared to the legendary references 3448 and 3450, affectionately nicknamed the "Padellone," meaning "frying pan" in Italian. Characterized by sharp edges, brushed casebands, and iconic pointed lugs, the reference 5235 stands as an understated masterpiece. Elegant, rejuvenating, and technically proficient, the movement was exclusively crafted for this reference, displaying a unique architecture unlike any other caliber produced by the brand. Notably, it holds the distinction of being the first serially produced Patek Philippe caliber to integrate three silicon components developed by the Advance Research department: a silicon escape wheel, a silicon anchor, and a silicon balance spring.

    Recently discontinued and succeeded by an example in pink gold, the present reference, dating back to circa 2013, is offered in virtually unworn condition and comes complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 5235G-001
A fine, attractive and well-preserved white gold annual calendar wristwatch with small seconds, two-tone silvered regulator dial, certificate of origin and presentation box

40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF35,560

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024