Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 5940R
    Movement No: 7’094’346
    Case No: 6’211’643
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 240 Q, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated December 17, 2019, fitted wooden presentation box, additional solid caseback, 18K pink gold setting pin, hang tag, additional automatic winding box, leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s first known perpetual calendar wristwatch, movement number 97’975, dates to 1925, and since then the perpetual calendar has been a mainstay of their iconic line of complicated wristwatches. Their first serially produced perpetual calendar timepiece was the historic reference 1526 launched in 1941 and discontinued in 1952. Each of its successors has gone on to become a milestone watch, appreciated for their technical innovations and classic designs. Patek Philippe introduced the reference 5940 in 2012 as a replacement to the exquisite reference 5040, both of which are the only two non-round perpetual calendar models produced by the brand. It was originally offered in yellow gold with pink and white gold examples released in 2014.

    The present pink gold model is offered for the first time and is both attractive and comfortable measuring 37mm in diameter. The elegant case features a beautiful dial with applied pink gold Breguet numerals, gold feuille hands, and dot minute track to the perimeter. The art-deco inspired font on the date wheel is a subtle touch offering the watch a heightened vintage appeal. The reference 5940 houses the caliber 240 first introduced in 1977 with a 22K gold micro-rotor, allowing for an ultra-slim profile.

    This perpetual calendar wristwatch is offered with its original accessories and is a reminder of the nearly 100-year history of Patek Philippe’s successful line of complicated wristwatches.

  • 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. 5940R
A fine and attractive pink gold cushion-shaped perpetual calendar wristwatch with Breguet numerals, moon phase, Certificate of Origin, additional solid caseback, and presentation box

2019
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
$25,000 - 50,000 
CHF23,800-47,600
€24,100-48,200
HK$196,000-391,000
S$34,300-68,600

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022