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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 132

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic wristwatch with power reserve, moon phases, porcelain-white dial, certificate, sales tag and box



    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold automatic wristwatch with power reserve, moon phases, porcelain-white dial, certificate, sales tag and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5015J, movement no. 1'959'030, case no. 2'938'791, manufactured in 1993
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 240 PS, stamped with the Geneva seal, 29 jewels
    DIAL: white, Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, fan-shaped power reserve indication, aperture for moon phases, eccentric subsidiary seconds
    CASE: 18K gold, hobnail bezel, hinged back, inner glazed snap on display back, screwed lugs, 35 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by the Zurich retailer Gübelin and dated 18th May 1994, sales tag, Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with a porcelain-white dial, 9 black painted Roman numerals, railway minute track in 1993 and its subsequent sale on 19 January 1994.

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    Consigned by its original owner the present watch has never been offered in public before. It is preserved in superb, almost unworn condition, the gold case now exhibiting the deep and rich patina that is so desirable to collectors. Its movement number 1’959’030 indicates that it is among the earliest examples of the model, made in the first year of production of the reference.

    Reference 5015
    Reference 5015 was in production from 1994 until around 1999, with "Officier" style case and hobnail bezel. It is the only reference by Patek Philippe to have such “age of the moon” dial. The model was available in all three gold colours and in platinum.

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