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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2550

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH REGULATOR-STYLE DIAL

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5235, MOVEMENT NO. 5'727'936, CASE NO. 4'690'714, CIRCA 2014

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH REGULATOR-STYLE DIAL
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5235, MOVEMENT NO. 5'727'936, CASE NO. 4'690'714, CIRCA 2014
    Cal. 31-260 automatic movement stamped with the PP seal, 29 jewels, silvered regulator-style dial, baton numerals, outer minute track, two engine-turned subsidiary dials with Arabic numerals for hour display and seconds combined with window for date, two apertures for day and month, circular case, glazed display snap on back, 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.
    US$28,000-40,000


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 6 March 2015, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    To the best of our knowledge, the present lot is fresh to the market and so far, only seven examples have appeared at auction.

    Reference 5235 was released at Baselworld fair in 2012. The uniqueness of this watch lies in its movement which is constructed with calibre 31-260 REG QA, the last letters standing for Régulateur Quantième Annuel. This is the first ever modern Patek Philippe annual calendar wristwatch produced with a regulator dial. In horological history, a regulator was a centrally located clock found in watchmaker workshops, with the large minute hand taking up visual importance. This allowed the watchmakers to regulate the watches that they were building against the time displayed on the central regulator, hence the name. The regulator dial allows for more accuracy than a normal watch because it has a non-coaxial hour and minute hands, which means, that the hour and minute hands do not share the central pinion position on the dial but are independently place. This reference is considered among collectors to be one of the most significant technical innovations in Patek Philippe's history.

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