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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 5205G-013
    Movement No: 7’266’356
    Case No: 6’349’399
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 324 S QA LU 24H, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Authenticity dated October 17, 2019, and stamped Tiffany & Co, fitted wooden presentation box, leather envelope, product literature, outer packaging, and blue Tiffany & Co. outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe released the reference 5205 annual calendar wristwatch in 2010 in white gold, and in 2013 in pink gold with dials in either silver or black. However, the present watch with gradient blue dial (013) was released in 2018, and has a dynamic contemporary appeal. The annual calendar includes the patented instantaneous digital display found on the brand’s important reference 5207, Patek Philippe’s exclusive minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon wristwatch.

    Patek Philippe first introduced the annual calendar complication in 1996, a ground breaking complication for the firm that was more functional than standard triple calendar timepieces, but more accessible and less expensive than the perpetual calendar complication. When the watch is kept running, the annual calendar only needs adjustment once per year in February when the date needs to be manually advanced past the 28th or 29th to the first of March. Additionally, unlike historic perpetual calendar models such as the reference 3448, the current line of annual calendar watches feature instantaneously jumping indicators for all date apertures. All date indications – the day, date, and month - advance immediately at the stroke of midnight, unlike older models where each indicator would slowly advance over the course of several hours. Today, Patek Philippe’s annual calendar complication is offered on three models: the 39mm reference 5146, the 38.5mm reference 5396, and the 40mm reference 5205G like the present example.

    Preserved In excellent overall condition, and complete with original certificate and presentation box, this example is the first with this dial variant (013) to be offered at public auction, and only the second reference 5205 to be offered with the prestigious Tiffany & Co. signature on the dial.

  • 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. 5205G-013
A fine and attractive white gold annual calendar wristwatch with moonphase, center seconds, 24-hour display, Certificate of Authenticity and presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

Circa 2019
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $69,300

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New York Auction 12 December 2020