Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1993 and its subsequent sale on 25 May 1993. Furthermore delivered with the spare glazed snap on back, 18K gold and wooden setting pin, original fitted burgundy leather presentation box with electrical winding facility and outer packaging.
The present watch has never been offered at auction before.
Production of reference 5040 was launched in 1995. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 295.