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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 286

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours indication, black dial, Breguet numerals, Certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5040P, MOVEMENT NO. 3’129’861, CASE NO. 4'405'053, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours indication, black dial, Breguet numerals, Certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5040P, movement no. 3’129’861, case no. 4'405'053, manufactured in 2007
    MOVEMENT: automatic, Cal. 240 Q, stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels
    DIAL: black, applied white gold Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, three subsidiary dials for day in English and 24 hours indication, month in English and leap year, date and aperture for moon phases
    CASE: platinum, tonneau-shaped, snap on back, 35 mm. width, 42 mm. overall length
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: Patek Philippe platinum deployant clasp
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Tektas, Istanbul, wooden and white gold setting pin and original fitted winding box. Furthermore accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with black dial, 7 Arabic numerals, 2 white gold gold dots, railway minute track in 2007 and its subsequent sale on 13 August 2007


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    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has not been offered in public before and is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.

    Reference 5040
    Reference 5040 was launched in 1992 and discontinued in 2007. It was available in all gold colours as well as in platinum and is distinguished by its tonneau tortue case, a style typical of the 1920s and 1930s, but much less common in modern times. Tonneau indicates a "barrel" shape (indeed tonneau means barrel in French) with narrow ends and wide center. Tortue (turtle, in French) describes a case with short lugs and rounded corners, resembling the legs of a turtle protruding from the shell. As this term defines a case detail, rather than a case shape, it is normally used in conjunction with the case shape, such as tonneau tortue, like the present watch, or also carre tortue, cushion tortue, etc.

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