A rare and attractive white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with 24-hour indication, leap year, moon phases, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 5740/1G-001
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 200 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, leather travel case, product literature, winding box, fitted presentation box, setting pin, hangtag and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has once again break new heights with the Nautilus model where it first started in 1976 which it has grown and evolved in an entire collection. With chronograph, dual time zone, annual calendar as part of the complication added to the legendary model.

    A grand debut in 2018 at Baselworld, Patek Philippe unveiled the firm first Nautilus with perpetual calendar function, reference 5740/1G-001. One of the thinnest perpetual calendar produced by the manufacture, fitted into a white gold case is the self winding calibre 240 Q. which is visible through the sapphire caseback where one can see the recessed 22k gold microrotor engraved with the firm Calatrava cross emblem and a côtes de Genève finished to the movement.

    The classic sunburst blue dial with the horizontal ribbing with the perfect layout and configuration of the three subsidiary dials of the perpetual calendar is well balance and executed. Presented in brand new condition and with all the fitted accessories, The present example is fresh to the market and possibly the first example to have appeared in auction.

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    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. 5740/1G-001
A rare and attractive white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with 24-hour indication, leap year, moon phases, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

百達翡麗,型號5740/1G-001, 罕有,18K白金自動萬年曆鏈帶腕錶,備閏年、月相、24小時顯示,約2020年製。附原裝證書、錶盒、配件-首現公開拍賣市場

Circa 2020
40 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$920,000 - 1,200,000 
€105,000-137,000
$118,000-154,000

sold for HK$1,500,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

WatchesHK@phillips.com

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020