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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 39

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare limited edition pink gold self-winding water-resistant annual calendar wristwatch with 24 hour indication, sweep centre seconds and phases of the moon

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NO. 098/125, REF. 5125, MOVEMENT NO. 3'360'010, CASE NO. 4'213'706, MADE FOR THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR RETAILER WEMPE IN 2003

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare limited edition pink gold self-winding water-resistant annual calendar wristwatch with 24 hour indication, sweep centre seconds and phases of the moon
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, no. 098/125, ref. 5125, movement no. 3'360'010, case no. 4'213'706, made for the 125th anniversary of their retailer Wempe in 2003
    Cal. 315 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 35 jewels, Gyromax balance, 21K gold rotor, the cream matte dial with applied pink gold baton numerals, pink gold dauphine hands, sweep centre seconds, subsidiary dial indicating 24 hour display and phases of the moon, double window for day and month, in circular water-resistant-type case with downturned lugs, the screw back with engraved commemorative inscription Patek 125 Jahre Wempe 098/125, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    37 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Wempe Hamburg and dated 9 August 2003, blank Wempe Warranty card, original sales tag and commemorative medal. Furthermore delivered with the 18K pink gold glazed screw back no. 4'213'706, wooden and pink gold setting pin, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging stamped W125.

    The present watch has never been offered in public before and is number 98 of the limited edition of 125 examples in pink gold produced by Patek Philippe to celebrate the 125th anniversary of their retailer Wempe in 2003. Reference 5125 was furthermore made in 125 examples each in 18K white and yellow gold and 100 in platinum.