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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3083

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE PLATINUM TONNEAU-SHAPED AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND PHASES OF THE MOON

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVA, MODEL "GONDOLO CALENDARIO", MOVEMENT NO. 3'425'013, CASE NO. 4'365'586, REF 5135P, CIRCA 2006

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE PLATINUM TONNEAU-SHAPED AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND PHASES OF THE MOON
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVA, MODEL "GONDOLO CALENDARIO", MOVEMENT NO. 3'425'013, CASE NO. 4'365'586, REF 5135P, CIRCA 2006

    Cal. 324 S QA LU 24 H nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva Seal, 34 jewels, four-arm Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, 21k gold rotor, the anthracite and silvery dial with applied dagger numerals and two keystone-cut diamonds at 3 and 9, engine-turned centrefield with outer minute track, white gold dauphine hands, centre seconds, apertures for day, date and month, phases of the moon combined with 24 hour indication, in large tonneau-shaped case with extended downturned lugs, a "Top Wesselton" diamond set between the lugs at 6, screw on glazed display back, together with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    51 mm. overall length including lugs


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    US$25,000-35,000
    EUR19,000-26,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, manual and brochures in leather wallet and adjustment tool.

    The Gondolo Calendario reference 5135, presented in 2005, features a brand new calibre 324/205 movement. It was the 21st basic calibre in the repertoire of Patek Philippe movements at the time, of which 6 were designed for pocket watches and 15 for wristwatches.
    At the heart of this movement, the patented two-arm Gyromax balance is replaced by a four-arm design with only four movable weights for simplified adjustments and offers greater torsional rigidity.