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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 5040P-014
    Movement No: 3’127’644
    Case No: 4’279’171
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm width x 42.5mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Juwelier Hörl OHG, Germany dated December 2004, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, leather folio, envelope, fitted winding presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The perpetual calendar has long been associated as the fundamental pillars of Patek Philippe. First released in 1992, the reference 5040 had a solid long run of 15 years of production through three series and was discontinued in 2007. As part of the lineage of the complication, the reference 5040 bares the atypical design popularized in the early 20th century with its unique shape. Fitted with the finely shaped tonneau case with the equally stunning Breguet numerals, the timepiece is classic yet avant-garde compared to the usual round Calatrava-styled case. The majority of this reference was manufactured in yellow gold, with fewer pieces manufactured in other metals, further enhancing the rarity of this example in platinum.

    The model was produced in 3 series with approximately 600 pieces made in platinum, the first series can be distinguished by a 77X thousands movement serial until circa 1998, the second series with 3.12 million and the final with 3.67million movement serial. Offered with its original certificate and accessories, the present specimen from the second series of the 5040 in platinum is preserved in an excellent condition. It is a great chance for connoisseurs of fine timepieces to acquire a rare and highly distinctive case shaped perpetual calendar wristwatch by Patek Philippe.

  • 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. 5040P-014
A fine and rare platinum tonneau-shaped perpetual calendar wristwatch with Breguet numerals, moon phases, 24-hour indication, leap year indication, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2004
35mm width x 42.5mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$403,200

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021