29 November 2007
On May 5, 1878, 21-year-old watchmaker Gerhard D. Wempe established his own company with a mere capital of 80 Deutsche Marks. Today, the company has evolved into a retailing empire with branches worldwide.
In 2003, WEMPE celebrated its 125th anniversary and presented the largest special collection in its history. To commemorate this very special occasion, Patek Philippe created the reference 5125, which also marks the 75th anniversary of the exceptional business relationship between the two famous houses.
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY WEMPE, NO. 032/125, MOVEMENT NO. 3'360'164, CASE NO. 4'213'520, REF. 5125J, CIRCA 2003
Cal. 315 S QA LU nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva Seal, 35 jewels, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, 21k gold rotor, the cream matte dial with applied gold baton numerals and outer dot accents, gold dauphine hands, centre seconds, subsidiary dial for 24 hour indication divided into diurnal and nocturnal hours combined with phases of the moon, two windows for day and month (in German), aperture for date, in circular water-resistant-type case with sloping bezel and downturned lugs, screw down crown and screw back inscribed 125 Jahre Wempe 032/125 Patek Philippe, together with an 18k gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed 38 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin and Attestation dated 11 July 2003, Wempe Warranty, sapphire crystal display back and adjustment tool.
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