Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 15 March 1994 and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1993 and its subsequent sale on 19 January 1994. Furthermore delivered with the 18K white gold and wooden setting pin, burgundy leather presentation box with electrical winding facility and outer packaging.
The present watch has never been offered in public before and is thought to be one of only 15 examples of reference 5040 in platinum to appear at auction to date.
Production of reference 5040 was launched in 1995. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 295.