Movement : Automatic Patek Philippe Cal. 240Q
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : April 1997
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 8mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers + Service History
Case Material : 18ct Yellow Gold
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch was purchased from the son of the original owner and is sold with a modern Patek Philippe presentation box, inside we have complete paperwork including the following, original purchase invoice from April 1997, Certificate of Origin from Patek Philippe, April 2008 - Full service with Patek Philippe-disassembly, cleaning, regulation, September 2012- Full service with Patek Philippe, February 2019- last full service with Patek Philippe, January 2020 - examined, adjusted and tested under repair warranty with Patek Philippe. The watch comes fitted on a quality short-length Patek Philippe 19mm leather quick-release strap with a hallmarked 18k Yellow Gold signed buckle. The watch is from April 1997 and is sold in worn condition. Overall, however, the watch is in excellent condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Here we have a rare 1997 Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Yellow Gold 5039J with a 35mm 18K Yellow Gold case, the gentle curve of the case leads to beautiful shapely lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 41.5mm and a case thickness of just 8mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed push-pull crown. Between the lugs and on the left side we have indent pushers to adjust the various complications, at 6 o'clock to adjust the moon phase, at 9 o'clock to adjust the day, at 11.30 to adjust the day/date and at 12.30 to adjust the month. A slim polished hobnail patterned 18k yellow gold bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal above a stunning brushed Opaline white dial, the minute track is precisely executed with applied faceted 18k Yellow gold indexes, that play with the light as you rotate your wrist, and three registers consist of at 3 o’clock month and leap year, at 6 o’clock date and moon phase above the charming clouds and finally at 9 o’clock day am/pm 24-hour register, elegant dauphine 18k Yellow gold hands complete this incredibly sophisticated dress watch. On the reverse a snap-off case back with exquisite horizontal brushing and on the inside, the watch's hallmarks, inside an automatic Patek Philippe Cal. 240Q, 27 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a quality short-length Patek 19mm leather quick-release strap with the original Patek Philippe hallmarked 18k Yellow Gold signed buckle. The watch comes with a modern Patek presentation box, Patek Philippe leather travel pouch and paperwork including a fantastic full-service history from Patek Philippe.
It truly doesn't get much better than this for me, especially when you consider value, which is a strange subject when we are talking about something that is close to £40,000 - But, that being said, when you consider what else you can get at this price point, not a lot comes close in my mind. In this current market, it amazes me that a lot of "hype" models trade for close, if not more than this classic Perpetual Calendar Patek Philippe, the market is insane! For those true collectors out there, this is a watch for you, book an appointment and come see it for yourself.
Patek, Czapek & Cie was founded by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek in 1839. The company name became Patek, Philippe & Cie –Fabricants à Genève in 1851. They created the first Swiss wristwatch, made for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary In 1868. They produced the first complicated ladies’ wristwatch with a five-minute repeater, No. 174 603 in 1916. In 1923 they sold the first split-seconds chronograph wristwatch, No. 124 824. In 1932 we saw the launch of the first Calatrava: Ref. 96. The business began with the regular production of perpetual calendar wristwatches in 1941. They won a record number of first prizes for precision in the Geneva Observatory competition in 1944. Later in 1962, a tourbillon movement achieved the still unbeaten world timekeeping precision record for a mechanical watch, at the Geneva Observatory. In 1976 we saw the launch of the first Nautilus sports watches Ref. 3700/1 in steel. To celebrate their anniversary they launched the Calibre 89 to mark 150 years of Patek Philippe. It has an incredible 33 complications, which is the most ever in a portable timepiece. They moved into a new production facility in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva in 1996. Continuing their mastery of Horology they launched the most complicated Patek Philippe wristwatch with a double face: the Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref. 5002 in 2001. The Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva opened in the same year. Renovation of the beautiful rue du Rhône salons in Geneva was completed in 2006. It celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2014.