Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 480

Ref. 5059J, Yellow Gold ?Perpetual Calendar? Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 1958799, case No. 4147362, Ref. 5059J. Made circa 2000. Very fine and important ?Officier-style?, astronomic, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman` s wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, retrograde date and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted winding box, setting pin and Certificate of Origin.

CHF 50,000 - 65,000

EUR 30,000 - 40,000 / USD 40,000 - 53,000

Sold: CHF 59,000

C. Four-body, solid, polished, hinged case back over transparent crystal to view the movement, rounded band and bezel, straight lugs with yellow gold screwed bars, sapphire crystals. D. White with painted radial Roman numerals, retrograde sector for the days of the month in the center, apertures for the days of the week at 9, the months at 3, the leap years at 12 and the moon phases, outermost minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions. Black bronze gold "feuille" hands. M. Cal. 315/136, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, 21K gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Property of a Swiss Gentleman

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Seal of Geneva Quality Mark. The Seal of Geneva Quality Mark is a trademark of the Office of Geneva Control of Watches. It was established on November 6, 1886, amended several times with the largest change incorporated on December 10, 1955. Its function was to voluntarily control watches made in the Canton of Geneva. Paragraph 3 of the statues states that the watches awarded the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark must "after examination prove to have a perfect mechanism to ensure regular and durable functioning".