Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
The following two lots, 205 and 206, are fine examples of Patek Philippe's reference 5035, the first wristwatch ever to be fitted with a patented annual calendar. This useful complication automatically corrects the date for months with 30 and 31 days while displaying the month and the day of the week - and only requires correction once a year at the end of February. The model was in production from 1996 to 2005. Introduced in 2005, reference 5146 replaced reference 5035, now featuring a moon phase display instead of the 24 hour indication and a power reserve.