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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 211

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, retrograde date, leap year indicator, moon phases, certificat, second case back and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, AUTOMATIC, REF. 5050, MOVEMENT NO. 3’235’682, CASE NO. 2'998'652, MANUFACTURED IN 2002

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, retrograde date, leap year indicator, moon phases, certificat, second case back and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, automatic, ref. 5050, movement no. 3’235’682, case no. 2'998'652, manufactured in 2002
    Cal. 315 S QR, automatic movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 31 jewels, opaline-white dial, applied gold baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, central date hand, beady minute divisions, arched retrograde calendar sector with Arabic numerals, three windows for leap year indicator, day and month in English, aperture for moon phases, circular water-resistant-type case, glazed display screw back, downturned lugs, 18K gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine stamped by the Salons Patek Philippe de Genève and dated 30 June 2004, second solid case back, fitted burgundy leather presentation box with winding facility and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2002 and its subsequent sale on 30 June 2004.

    Completed in 2002, this watch is one of the last examples of the reference 5050 ever to leave the Patek Philippe workshops and among the last to be sold directly from the boutique in 2004. Consigned by the original owner it is fresh to the market and preseved in very good original overall condition. The gold case has attained the deep, rich even patina so highly prized by collectors.

    Reference 5050
    Reference 5050, Patek Philippe's first perpetual calendar wristwatch featuring a retrograde date made in series, was introduced at the Basel Fair in 1993, cased in yellow gold only. As of 1995, it was also available in pink gold, white gold and platinum but still exclusively with the silvered dial, applied Roman numerals, aperture for the moon phases, the very first examples with outer railway minute divisions. Following substantial demand from clients, Patek Philippe introduced a second version featuring applied baton indexes, a modified moon phases display now in form of a circular subsidiary dial, outer beady minute divisions and the addition of the designation "Automatic". Discontinued in 2002, reference 5050 is today a highly sought after collector's watch, a modern classic enjoying popularity both amongst scholars and aficionados for day to day wear.

    Reference 5050 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 296.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS GENTLEMAN