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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 90

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and attractive 18K pink gold automatic tonneau-shaped perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours indication and original certificate

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5040, MOVEMENT NO. 3’128’503, CASE NO. 4’350’625, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and attractive 18K pink gold automatic tonneau-shaped perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours indication and original certificate
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 5040, movement no. 3’128’503, case no. 4’350’625, manufactured in 2006
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 240/114, stamped with the Geneva seal, 27 jewels
    DIAL: matte silvered dial, applied gold Arabic and dot numerals, outer minute railway division, subsidiary sunken dials for day combined with 24 hours, month combined with leap year and date combined with aperture for moon phases
    CASE: 18k pink gold tonneau tortue shape, snap on sapphire display back, 35.5 mm width
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 2006, plain case back, setting pin, leather folder with instructions and booklets, winding presentation box. Furthermore accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 2006 with opaline silvered dial, 7 Arabic numerals, 2 rose gold dots, railway minute track and its subsequent sale on 24 April 2006


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    The present lot is in exceptional condition and an attractive opportunity for any advised collector to develop a precious watch collection with a mint reference 5040 in pink gold. The reference 5040 is no longer available in Patek Philippe catalogue and very rare to find in such well-preserved condition. To the best of our knowledge it has never been offered in public before.

    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 of the case shape, one can have tonneau tortue, like the present watch, or also carre tortue, cushion tortue, etc.

    Special Notice

    Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SWISS COLLECTOR