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    Sale 2161

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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 158

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, MOVEMENT NO. 773513, CASE NO. 2923289, REF. 5040, MANUFACTURED IN 1992

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, MOVEMENT NO. 773513, CASE NO. 2923289, REF. 5040, MANUFACTURED IN 1992
    Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, 22K micro-rotor, silvered matte dial, applied gold Breguet numerals, gold moon-style hands, three subsidiary dials indicating day combined with 24 hour display, month combined with leap year indicator and moon phases combined with date, tonneau-shaped case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    36mm wide


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    With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1992 and its subsequent sale on November 18th of the same year and a soild 18k gold spare snap on back numbered 2923289 ref. 5040

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    The 5040 was produced in two series. The reference number was introduced in 1992 with the first series bearing movement numbers beginning in 77. The present watch is amongst one of the earliest timepieces having been produced in 1992. The second series began in approximately 1998 with the movement numbers beginning with 312.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 291, pl. 1196.

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