An extremely attractive and very rare limited edition platinum annual calendar wristwatch with certificate of origin, additional caseback, commemorative medal, presentation box and outer packaging

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 5125
    Movement No: 3'360'039
    Case No: 4'188'432 and 003/100
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed, dial and outside caseback further stamped Wempe
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 13 May, 2003 confirming the present watch is numbered 03/100 and stamped by Wempe, additional caseback, anniversary booklet, commemorative medal, setting pin, fitted presentation box, outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To celebrate the 125th anniversary of their retailer Wempe, Patek Philippe launched reference 5125, which was made as a limited edition series. While 125 pieces were produced each in yellow gold, white gold and pink gold, 100 examples were cased in platinum.

    The present watch is number 3 of the limited edition of 100 examples of reference 5125 cased in platinum. It most notably features a black dial with a red outer track, which provides great visual contrast. At the time of production, the watch was available with either an English calendar, such as the present watch, or a German calendar. The outside caseback displays "Patek Philippe 125 Jahre Wempe 003/100".

    Preserved in excellent condition, the watch was worn a few times only. It is furthermore presented as a "full set" with the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 13 May, 2003 confirming the present watch is numbered 03/100 and stamped by Wempe, additional case back, anniversary booklet, commemorative medal, setting pin, fitted presentation box, outer packaging.

  • 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. 5125
An extremely attractive and very rare limited edition platinum annual calendar wristwatch with certificate of origin, additional caseback, commemorative medal, presentation box and outer packaging

2003
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed, dial and outside caseback further stamped Wempe

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 60,000 
€27,600-55,300
$30,200-60,400

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