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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5035G 18k WG Salmon Dial Box and Papers
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Famed for the wide range of innovations and complications that they have introduced to the watchmaking industry, Patek Philippe’s pedigree as perhaps the most highly esteemed watchmaker is of no doubt to anyone, particularly their devoted collectors. Amongst their long list of complications lies their patented annual calendar, a halfway house between the simpler complete calendar and the hyper-complicated perpetual calendar. First released in 1996 as the Annual Calendar ref. 5035, this complication was Patek’s acknowledgement that they needed to create an in-between the other two calendar types before one of their competitors produced one. Made of 18kt white gold, this ref. 5035 features a salmon dial alongside a stepped domed bezel that sits atop its 37mm case. An unrivalled piece of horological engineering at the time of its release, the ref. 5035’s legible dial displays the day, date, month and 24-hour display – a plethora of useful information that makes this timepiece a truly versatile timepiece that is equally functional as it is stunning.
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Est. value range
$20,000 – $30,000
Automatic cal. 315 S QA
18kt white gold
Watch, box, papers, 2020 service invoice, additional silver dial
Watch is in near-mint overall condition. Case is clean and free from any significant marks or wear. The hallmarks on the back of lugs are sharp and fully visible. Salmon dial in near-mint condition, with superluminova hands and indexes. Please Note: The watch was born with a silver dial as indicated on the original papers. Previous owner procured a salmon dial and had it fitted into the watch. The original silver dial is also included with this lot.
Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.
An incredible innovation at the time, the ref. 5035 has grown from its humble beginnings as a half-way house between two other of Patek's offerings and into an icon that marked the beginning of the annual calendars existence as we know it.