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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD TONNEAU AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BLACK DIAL AND BREGUET NUMERALS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 3125272, CASE NO. 4027520, REF. 5041, CIRCA 2002

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD TONNEAU AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BLACK DIAL AND BREGUET NUMERALS
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 3125272, Case No. 4027520, Ref. 5041, circa 2002
    Cal. 240/114 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 27 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, black matte dial with applied white gold Breguet numerals, white gold moon-style hands, three subsidiary dials indicating day combined with 24 hours, month combined with leap year indicator and date combined with phases of the moon, tonneau water-resistant-type case with enlarged bezel, sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    43mm length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe cardboard slipcase and leather-covered winding box with instructions.

    According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction.

    The reference 5041 sits as the rarest of all perpetual calendar watches of Patek Philippe's normal production. Manufactured from 1995 to 2003, this model appears identical to the reference 5040 except for its enlarged, flat bezel. The 5041 was exclusively made in white gold with a black dial and Breguet numerals. Although the exact production numbers are not known, it is thought that a total of only 30 to 50 examples were made.