Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5205
- Condition: Excellent
- Model: 5205G-013
- Movement: Automatic
- Strap Length: Adjustable
- Scope: Box & Papers
- Year: 2019
- Case Width: 40mm
- Listing ID: SD022097
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This Patek Philippe reference 5205 in white gold features an elegant yet unusual dial configuration, consisting of three apertures on the top of the dial and a 24-hour display and moonphase towards the bottom.
The classic-yet-contemporary look is accentuated by the case, which features skeletonised lugs for a subtly modern look.
THE ANNUAL CALENDAR
Although seemingly less complicated than the perpetual calendar, the annual calendar is actually a much later invention. First produced by Patek Philippe in 1996, it actually had more parts than one of the company's perpetual calendars. This was because it used a less elegant (yet easier to implement) system of stacked gear wheels rather than a complicated and difficult to produce cam and lever.
This watch is in excellent condition, with some small scratches and marks on the white gold case.
Comes with original box set, currently on 3rd party leather strap, original leather strap in box, original tang buckle, instruction documents present, hang tags and dated warranty card.
There are still some scratches on the back of the lugs. We can get these removed at a later date if necessary.
The strap is also quite slim for the watch. Please keep the strap in the centre of the lugs as best you can when photographing.
To many, Patek Philippe is the epitome of the high-end watchmaker. Throughout its nearly two centuries' of existence, it has weathered everything from the World Wars to the Quartz Crisis of the 1980s. Even today, it's widely acknowledged to be amongst the most successful and prestigious watchmakers, with its creations gracing wrists of everyone from bankers and politicians to rappers and actors.
Patek Philippe began its life as Patek, Czapek & Cie. in 1839 and made its name by making some of the most accurate watch movements. By the turn of the century, Patek was venturing into the realm of high complications, including split-seconds chronographs, perpetual calendars, and minute repeaters. The latter made it into wristwatch-form in 1924 as a piece unique for Ralph Teetor, the inventor of the cruise control function.
In 1932, the company ownership changed hands to the Stern family, who still run Patek Philippe. In that same year, the Calatrava wristwatch was introduced. By the 1970s, seeing the damage which the Quartz Crisis had done to the industry, Patek Philippe decided to introduce a bold new steel watch. Thus, the Nautilus was born.
Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, solidifying its reputation as one of the finest Swiss watchmakers. From the highly-desirable stainless steel sports watches, to the famed high complications, down to the 'humble' Calatrava, Patek Philippe proves that it can do it all.
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