Patek Philippe Calatrava 5127G-001 white gold 18ct alligator leather strap
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- $43,862.00 USD
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A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with date, certificate of origin and presentation box
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
Case number: 34081XX
Original warranty: Dated 20/11/2007, issued in the United Kingdom
MATERIAL & MEASUREMENTS
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Type: Men's watch, dress watch
Diameter: Ø 37 mm
Thickness: 6.8 mm
Case: 18-carat white gold with 750 mark
Back case rear: Scratch-proof sapphire crystal
Bracelet: Black leather, crocodile
Dial: White with index markings
Buckle: Tang-type buckle made of 18-carat white gold
Glass: Scratch-proof sapphire crystal
Bezel: 18-carat white gold
MOVEMENT & FUNCTIONS
Movement type: Automatic winding
Seconds hand: Floating
Movement: Patek Philippe in-house 324 S C with 29 jewels, 28800 vph
Power reserve: 45 hours
Condition: Very good, come with original documents.
Case: The case and bezel are in overall good condition with surface scratches and scuffing throughout consistent with previous wear and age. Gold marks are the back of the lugs are very clear. Buckle with equivalent wear.
Dial: The dial is in overall excellent condition.
Movement: Date function operating. The movement is running at the time of cataloguing.
The Patek Philippe reference 5127 was designed in 2007 as a continuation of the long legacy of the Calatrava model, first launched in 1932. Inspired by the Bauhaus principle of form follows function, the minimalist design of the reference 5127 distils timekeeping down to its pure essence: a timepiece with centre seconds and a date aperture positioned at 3 o’clock.
Its beautiful powdery creamy pearl-colour dial is surrounded by a delicate silver hard-enamel minute ring. Reminiscent of the Bauhaus design, it adorns applied white gold indexes in the shape of sharp pencils and two large white gold dauphine hands indicating the hours and the minutes.
The ultimate gentleman’s dress watch, the reference 5127, defies all fashion trends yet adapts to modern times. For example, the case has grown from an original 31mm diameter to a steady 37mm diameter, and now bears a crown guard at 3 o’clock. While looking at the case, the beholder is hypnotized by the fluidity of its lines, the voluptuousness of its raised bezel and the cold calming reflection of its white metal. The screw-down crown is decorated with an embossed Calatrava Cross which removes all sharp edges from the crown guards and simply rests as a reigning dome on the rim of the watch.
Pure in its essence, the Calatrava reference 5127 will attract any gentleman who is looking for a timeless model which will be a staple in his collection.
Swiss • 1839
Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.
Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the references 130, 530 and 1463, as well as references 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for its classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.