Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 159

PATEK PHILIPPE W 125 REF. 5125 YELLOW GOLD FOR WEMPE Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Wempe, No. 004/ 125, movement No. 3360286, case No. 4288386, Ref. 5125J. Made in a limited edition of 125 pieces in 2003 to commemorate Wempe's 125th Anniversary. Sold August 2003. Very fine and very rare, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant 18K yellow gold wristwatch with semi- instantaneous digital triple date annual calendar, moon phases and 24 hour indication, with a 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by a wooden fitted box, booklet with inside a sterling silver medal, setting pin and Certificate of Origin.

USD 30,000 - 40,000

HKD 235,000 - 310,000 / CHF 28,000 - 38,000

Sold: USD 50,000

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, case back engraved "Patek Philippe - 125 Jahre Wempe," protected screw-down winding crown, concave lugs, sapphire crystals. Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, subsidiary dial for the 24 hours, apertures for the date, the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold dauphine hands. Cal. 315-203, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 35 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, free-sprung self-compensating flat balance spring, 21K gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.