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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 326

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, sweep centre seconds and phases of the moon

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5059, MOVEMENT NO. 3'235'920, CASE NO. 4'202'016, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum self-winding perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, sweep centre seconds and phases of the moon
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 5059, movement no. 3'235'920, case no. 4'202'016, manufactured in 2004
    Cal. 315 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 31 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 21K gold rotor, glazed dust cover, the white matte dial with Roman numerals, sweep centre seconds, arched sector for the retrograde date, three windows indicating leap year, day and month, aperture for phases of the moon, in circular case with hinged back, extended screwed lugs, 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 5 February 2004, original sales tag and 18K white gold and wooden setting pin. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted burgundy leather presentation box with winding facility and outer packaging. The present watch has never been offered at auction before and is one of only 15 examples of reference 5059 in platinum to appear in public to date.

    Reference 5059, introduced into the market in 1998, possesses an intriguing complication: a retrograde date display. The date is indicated by a hand progressing along a 240° arc located within the hour scale between 8 and 4 o'clock. Around midnight on the last day of each month, be it the 28th, 29th, 30th, or 31st, the hand automatically jumps back to the numeral 1.

    Reference 5059 was discontinued in 2006 and replaced by reference 5159.