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Patek Philippe. An Extremely Rare Factory Sealed 18k White Gold Automatic Tonneau-Shaped Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and Pink Dial
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Patek Philippe. An Extremely Rare Factory Sealed 18k White Gold Automatic Tonneau-Shaped Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and Pink Dial

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 5040G, MOVEMENT NO. 5'738'781, CASE NO. 4'722'319, MANUFACTURED IN 2014

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Patek Philippe. An Extremely Rare Factory Sealed 18k White Gold Automatic Tonneau-Shaped Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and Pink Dial
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5040G, Movement No. 5'738'781, Case No. 4'722'319, Manufactured in 2014
Movement: Automatic, Cal. 240 Q, 27 jewels
Dial: Pinkish salmon, Breguet Arabic numerals with luminous dots, luminous hands
Case: 18k white gold tonneau-shaped case, sapphire crystal display snap on back, 35mm width & 43mm overall length
Strap/Buckle: Patek Philippe 18k white gold deployant clasp
Accompanied By: Additional solid case back, setting pin, Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated September 30, 2014, a Patek Philippe leather portfolio, a Patek Philippe leather envelope, Patek Philippe presentation slipcase, a Patek Philippe winding presentation box, outer packaging and tie-tag
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Production of the 5040 was launched in 1992 and it stayed in production until 2007. During its run, it is estimated that just under 4000 examples were produced and approximately 500 examples were made in white gold.

This example of the 5040 is arguably one the most important and rare example of this reference to exist and one of the last 5040s to ever leave the manufacture. As one of the rarer modern Patek Philippe references to begin, this particular example of the reference takes rarity to the level of truly unique. The dial features three variants never before seen on this reference. First, the dial is colored pink/salmon with applied white gold Breguet numerals, next the hands are luminescent and combined with lume dots makes for a useful and elegant combination, finally the initials of the original owner are discreetly placed above the 6 o’clock position, a detail that elevates this watch to a status of the highest level. Patek Philippe has historically placed initials and/or names on dials in very few instances such as with J.B. Champion. This 5040 gives the collector the unusual opportunity to acquire a modern watch that is historical in its magnitude.  

The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 295.

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