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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 254

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold self-winding annual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and phases of the moon

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5396, MOVEMENT NO. 3'637'265, CASE NO. 4'387'511, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold self-winding annual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and phases of the moon
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 5396, movement no. 3'637'265, case no. 4'387'511, manufactured in 2006
    Cal. 324 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 34 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 21K gold rotor, the two-tone silvered sector dial with blue painted numerals and scales, outer railway five minute divisions, two windows for day and month, aperture for the date to 6 o'clock, subsidiary dial for the phases of the moon combined with the 24 hours display, in large circular case with flat bezel, downturned lugs, glazed display snap on back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 1 December 2006, Wempe Warranty, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging. The present watch has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 5396 was introduced to the market in 2006 and pays tribute to the firm's celebrated Calatrava model, launched in the 1930s. The smooth pink gold case is of the distinctive, classic round Calatrava style of reference 96 and stands out by its large size. The appealing graphic design of the dial is inspired from a late 1930s historical "Calatrava" wristwatch, on permanent exhibition at Patek Philippe's prestigious museum in Geneva. With its double railway track scale this well-proportioned two-tone silvered dial adds a subtle technical flourish to reference 5396 which furthermore differs from the other annual calendar models by its striking new design: for the first time, this patented mechanism features twin in-line day and month apertures beneath 12 o'clock.

    With its modern yet ageless design, reference 5396 immediately became a classic amongst collectors.

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