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    Sale 2161

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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 359

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND MOON PHASES

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 3236489, CASE NO. 4254131, REF. 5059, CIRCA 2005

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND MOON PHASES
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 3236489, CASE NO. 4254131, REF. 5059, CIRCA 2005
    Cal. 315 S-QR nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 31 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, 21k gold rotor, glazed dust cover, white matte dial, Roman numerals, arched sector for the retrograde date, three apertures for leap year, day and month, aperture for moon phases, circular case, hinged back, extended screw-set lugs, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    36mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated August 26, 2005, leather winding box, leather enveloope, instruction booklet, tie tag and outer packaging.

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

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 5059 from 1998 until 2006 when it introduced reference 5159. The reference 5059 is known for its retrograde date display. The date hand traverses a 240 arc located within the hour scale between 8 and 4 o'clock. At midnight on the last day of each month the date hand "flys" back to the first of the next month.

    A similar lot is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 294, pl. 1213.

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