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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 5040
    Movement No: 3'677'340
    Case No: 4'405'049
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 8 October 2007, setting pin, sales tag, instruction manual, product literature, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2007 and its subsequent sale on 20 September 2007.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fitted with a highly distinguished case, production of reference 5040 was launched around 1992 and ceased around 2007. The present platinum example is fitted with an attractive black dial and applied Arabic numerals. Still factory sealed and never been used, the present watch is a pristine example and accompanied by original certificate and fitted presentation box.

  • 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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Property from an Important Private Gentleman

Σ974

Ref. 5040
A fine and rare platinum tonneau-shaped perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate and fitted presentation box, factory sealed

2007
35.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€28,900-48,200
$30,000-50,000

Sold for HK$312,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017