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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 5140J
    Movement No: 3’129’885
    Case No: 4’408’757
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated December 7, 2007, automatic fitted winding presentation box, additional hard back 18K yellow gold setting pin, leather envelope and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Property from the Estate of an Important American Collector

    Patek Philippe has always been a perennial favorite amongst collectors known both for their classic designs and innovative complicated movements. The brand has a long history of exquisite timepieces, that since its inception in 1839, have risen to the top in terms of collector desirability.

    Their first serially produced perpetual calendar wristwatches reach back to 1941 when the brand released the reference 1526, followed by other exceptional models like the references 2497 and 2438/1 introduced in 1951 as the first perpetual calendar with center seconds, the reference 3448 released in 1962 as the first self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch, which was replaced in 1981 by the reference 3450 – their first serially produced perpetual calendar wristwatch with leap year indicator. Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3940 in 1985, replacing the reference 3450, as a more modern, less angular wristwatch considered by many enthusiasts as one of the finest examples of a complicated timepiece with round case and micro-rotor-based, automatic movement. Its successor, the reference 5140, was introduced in 2006 and continued to use the prestigious caliber 240Q, however the model was updated with a slightly larger, 37mm diameter case, compared to the 36mm of the 3940. Reference 5140 also introduced more daring dial colors such as a brown dial fitted on the rose gold version and a metallic blue dial on the platinum edition.

    Consigned by the original owner’s family, the present wristwatch is fresh to the market and offered in excellent overall condition along with its original Certificate of Origin. Patek Philippe’s long line of perpetual calendar wristwatches are classic timepieces - suitable for all seasons and occasions, and this exceptional modern example will surely attract all collectors.

  • 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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Property from the Estate of an Important American Collector


Ref. 5140J
An early and attractive yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with 24-hours, leap year indication, and moon phase, accompanied by Certificate of Origin, additional solid case back, setting pin and presentation box

Circa 2007
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022