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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 5236P-001
    Movement No: 7’308’982
    Case No: 6’483’860
    Model Name: In-line perpetual calendar
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 31-260 PS QL, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Cortina Watch SDN BHD Malaysia dated 12 Oct 2021, instructions manual, product literature, leather folio, additional solid case back, numbered hang tag, setting pin, fitted presentation box, outer packaging, winding box and winding key.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Leaders in the field of grand complications, Patek Philippe appeals to the modern gentry for their ability to reinvent masterpieces of the past fused with the technical innovations of today. Adhering to their distinct design codes, the ref. 5236 is the perfect example of that, launched in the Spring of 2020 as the most recent conception of the “pure” perpetual calendar line.

    Most notably, the present model features a linear calendar display, pivoting away from the usual indications on vintage references like 1518, 2499, 2497, along with modern pieces such as the 5270, 5320 and 5372. Instead of featuring two month and day apertures, stacked above a window or subsidiary counter for the date, the neatly aligned calendar format on the ref. 5236 provides a substantially cleaner overall appearance. Highly uncommon on production wristwatches, this subtle yet suave update is very well received among both modern critics and collectors for its enhanced legibility.

    Painstakingly difficult to execute, a similar configuration has been realised before on the pocket watch ref. 725/4, designed for the American market and arranged by order of month, date and day instead. However, these two timepieces are merely connected by their aesthetical similarities. In comparison to the “ordinary” perpetual calendars, the present model is a modern invention, featuring 118 components with technical solutions exclusively tailored for this complication. The caliber 31-260 was first employed by its Regulator-style sibling, the ref. 5235. Making its second appearance, the same but improved automatic cal. 31-260 PS QL is modified with an additional bridge and a platinum rotor to accommodate the high torque required for a seamless operation of the calendar. Topped with a hack feature, this tastefully devised timepiece is not just a sight to behold, but also a reliable utility made for precise time keeping.

    Drawing from the mid-century champions, the present 41mm platinum case is heavily influenced by the references 3448 and 3450, sporting a Padellone-esque silhouette with its iconic angular form. Likewise, the present ref. 5236 boasts a beautifully balanced two-tone dial, complete with a deep blue satin-finished center, highlighted by an outer chapter with railway minute divisions.

    Offered as a full set in "like-new"condition, the present Patek Philippe ref. 5236P is a rare opportunity to secure one of the most coveted contemporary complicated references delivered by the esteemed Swiss manufacturer.

  • 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. 5236P-001
An elegant and innovative platinum wristwatch with linear perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year, day/night indication, additional solid caseback certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2021
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$430,000 - 780,000 

Sold for HK$819,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)