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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: 5396G
    Movement No: 5’695’654
    Case No: 4’584’303
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QA LU 24H, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by the Tiffany & Co. Salon in New York, NY dated May 1st, 2013, Patek Philippe box with outer Tiffany & Co. box, setting pin, numbered sale tag, product literature, and leather wallet. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of this watch in 2013 and its sale on March 12th, 2013.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tiffany & Co. is Patek Philippe's longest serving retailer and partner, having begun their relationship in 1847 and soon formalizing it in 1851 when the company was known as Tiffany, Young & Ellis. At the time, Antoine Norbert de Patek had set upon an extended business trip to the United States to more firmly establish the brand’s presence in the U.S. market, as the European economy was weakened following the political and economic upheaval of 1848, sometimes known as the People’s Spring. To ensure the success of his young company, Patek needed to attract the wealthy clientele of the United States – and one of the best ways to do that was to align Patek Philippe with a brand already known for exclusivity and excellence. Tiffany & Co. would represent Patek Philippe in the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, underscoring the trust between the two firms. The earliest piece known from Patek Philippe to be sold through Tiffany & Co. was delivered on December 31st, 1852, a hunter case pendant watch with blue enamel guilloché and diamond stars on the front and back covers. Since the 1990s, Tiffany & Co. remains the only retailer that is still allowed to stamp their logo on the dial of Patek Philippe watches. Throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, much has changed, but the relationship between Tiffany & Co. and Patek Philippe has only strengthened.

    The present watch, the annual calendar reference 5396G, was created to celebrate the five year anniversary of Patek Philippe's boutique located inside the Tiffany & Co. store on 5th Avenue in New York City. Incidentally, the Tiffany & Co. Patek Philippe boutique was also the brand’s first boutique in the United States. Tiffany had asked Patek Philippe for a complicated timepiece to mark this occasion, and on the basis of their outstanding relationship, Patek Philippe granted this most unusual request. Manufactured in 2012 and released in 2013 in a limited edition of 100 pieces, it features three elements which set it apart from regular production ref. 5396 models – a black dial, white gold applied Breguet numerals, and of course, the Tiffany and Co. stamp on the moon phase indicator. Offered as a complete set in exceptionally well-preserved condition, it’s a rare and stunning limited edition model certain to delight any Patek Philippe collector.

  • 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. 5396G
A very fine and rare white gold limited edition annual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, Breguet numerals, and original accessories, made to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Patek Philippe boutique at Tiffany & Co. New York

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $112,500

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STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them

New York Auction 5 December 2018