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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 5396R
    Movement No: 5’602’816
    Case No: 4’536’949
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324, 34 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original Duplicata Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 16, 2011 and signed by Razny Jewelers Addison, IL, wooden presentation box, pink gold setting pin, hangtags, unsealed watch box and outer packaging. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2011, and its subsequent sale on June 1st, 2011.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout their long and prestigious history, Patek Philippe has been at the forefront of technological innovations in watchmaking. In 1996, they launched their first annual calendar wristwatch – and the world’s first self-winding annual calendar, the reference 5035 with an all-new movement. Unlike standard calendar watches, which require adjustment at the end of each month with fewer than 31 days, or the more expensive and complicated perpetual calendar timepiece that automatically adjusts the calendar each month, the annual calendar needs adjustment only once per year in February. Since its introduction, the annual calendar has become a mainstay within the Patek Philippe line, and today is offered in several configurations, such as an annual calendar time only model and an annual calendar with flyback chronograph.

    The reference 5396R was released in 2006 in pink gold with obvious inspiration taken from the historic Calatrava models, while the dial resembles the iconic reference 3448 - except this modern watch features a date aperture and adds a 24 hour indication at 6 o’clock. The Calatrava-style case harkens back to one of their best known and iconic designs, the references 96 and 570. The modern case is large, clean and classic, and also used for the time only with date model, the reference 5296 also released in 2006.

    The present example, made in 2011 is fresh to the market and offered by its original owner, and remains factory sealed since it was purchased in 2011.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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. 5396R
A fine and attractive pink gold annual calendar wristwatch with moon phases accompanied by Certificate of Origin and presentation box, factory sealed

38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $40,320

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New York Auction 12 December 2020