• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 178

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BLACK DIAL, BREGUET NUMERALS ADDITIONAL SOLID CASE BACK, WINDING BOX AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 3124372, CASE NO. 4032592, REF. NO. 5041, MANUFACTURED 1999

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, BLACK DIAL, BREGUET NUMERALS ADDITIONAL SOLID CASE BACK, WINDING BOX AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 3124372, CASE NO. 4032592, REF. NO. 5041, MANUFACTURED 1999
    Cal. 240 Q nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 27 jewels, free-sprung gyromax balance, black matte dial, applied white gold Breguet numerals, white gold moon-style hands, three subsidiary dials for day combined with 24 hours, month combined with leap year indication and date combined with phases of the moon, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with enlarged bezel, snap on sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    43mm length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1999 and its subsequent sale on November 27th of the same year. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 2, 1999, leather battery operated winding presentation box, leather envelope, instructions pamphlet and outer packaging.

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

    The reference 5041 sits as the rarest of all perpetual calendar watches of Patek Philippe's modern 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.

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