PATEK PHILIPPE | CALATRAVA, REF 5396R, PINK GOLD ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES AND AM/PM INDICATION, MADE IN 2009
CALATRAVA, REF 5396R
PINK GOLD ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES AND AM/PM INDICATION
MADE IN 2009
Dial: two-tone, silvered
Calibre: cal. 324/303 automatic, 34 jewels
Movement number: 3'902'304
Case: 18ct pink gold, screw-down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'475'056
Closure: 18ct pink gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
Dimensions: 39mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 3, 2009, leather bi-fold with booklets and presentation case with outer packaging
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, case profile setting pushers in working order.
Case: with traces of wear throughout. The surface of the case bears light scuffing throughout. Clasp with mild traces of wear locks firmly. All hallmarks are fully legible.
Dial: dial and hands in excellent condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Launched in 2006 in pink gold and in 2008 in white gold, the reference 5396 is Patek Philippe's modern take on the annual calendar complication. The day of the week, date and month are displayed through three windows for an uncluttered and simple dial design. The reference was released with both a sector dial as the present piece or a traditional layout with applied gold indexes. In addition to the elegant moon phase display, the 6 o'clock subdial displays a 24-hour indication.
This timepiece embarks the calibre 324, the Maison's most famous modern automatic calibre. The annual calendar movements require more components than their perpetual calendar counterparts, making their assembly highly intricate. The present piece's calibre is proudly bearing the Geneva Seal, a high-grade finishing certification which Patek Philippe replaced with their own Seal in 2009.