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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 5135G-001
    Movement No: 3’423’406
    Case No: 4’313’060
    Model Name: Gondolo Calendario
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324/205, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm width, 51mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by USA retailer Wixon Jewelers, product literature, leather wallet, and fitted wooden presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference. 5135 Gondolo Calendario timepiece embodies cutting-edge horological innovation while retaining Patek Philippe’s elegant tradition. The model was launched in 2004 and discontinued in 2011, and is one of the most captivating timepieces for its unique features case design. The sculpted tonneau-shaped case and extends and curves elegantly towards the lugs. This example pays homage to the Art Deco period when the tonneau-shape first emerged.

    This exceptional timepiece features a slate gray dial with an annual calendar function. The innovative annual calendar function was patented and introduced in 1996 as the first wristwatch that automatically advances the month, day and date. It only required a manual correction once a year on March 1. Shortly after its introduction, the reference 5135 was voted the "Watch of The Year".

    The Gondolo Calendario is the first Patek Philippe watch to display the date, day and month in three apertures. It also features a subsidiary dial with a 24-hour scale and a moon phase display. Another innovation is the new 324S caliber with a frequency of 4 hertz it produces incredible accuracy.

  • 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. 5135G-001
A fine and attractive white gold tonneau-shaped annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moon phases and 24-hour indication, with Certificate of Origin and box

Circa 2006
38.5mm width, 51mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 200,000 
€16,600-22,100
$19,200-25,600

Sold for HK$175,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
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Jill Chen
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+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018