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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar ref. 5039

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1998 | Original box | Original papers
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Listing code FE7W28
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Perpetual Calendar
Reference number 5039
Movement Automatic
Case material White gold
Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Year of production 1998
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London
Price £35,850
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 240Q


Case material White gold
Case diameter 36 mm
Bezel material White gold
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Silver (solid)
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material White Gold


Moon phase, Date, Month, Perpetual calendar


Classic and restrained, this Patek Philippe perpetual calendar ref. 5039 is a descendant of the familiar 3940, though more rarely seen in white gold by comparison. Distinguished by a stylised hobnail pattern that runs around the bezel of the watch, the piece is a rare find for any collector looking for a perpetual calendar with a noteworthy characteristic.

The reference 5039 was produced approximately between the years 1994 to 2007, and is a direct descendant of the 3940, a watch that is perhaps the most iconic perpetual calendar of the modern era. The design focuses on balance – with sub-dials placed at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock respectively – and more crucially, in a way that does not make the dial seem over-complicated, despite the highly complicated nature of the watch itself.

The bezel is the watch’s most distinctive feature, as it features a stylised hobnail pattern. This gives the piece an added structural complexity, enclosing the dial in a textured cage that creates a delicate interplay with light and draws the eye to the functions. The sub-dial at three o'clock shows the leap-year counter and the months (in English), in a slightly recessed sub-register, giving depth to the otherwise lightly brushed, silver dial. In a similar fashion, the months and day/night indicators are placed at nine o'clock. The stunning gold moon-phase is found at six o'clock, with the days of the month surrounding.

Similarly, to its predecessor, the reference 3940, this Patek Philippe reference 5039 makes use of the calibre 240Q, the famed ultra-thin, automatic perpetual calendar movement. It can be seen through the sapphire caseback, highlighting the off-center 22k gold micro-rotor and the excellent hand finishing. The movement itself has been in use since 1970, and has been incorporated into in a number of Patek Philippe’s modern perpetual calendar lines.

At 36mm, the watch is a size that is reminiscent of vintage Patek Philippe references, further adding to its charm.

This Patek Philippe Ref. 5039G is in very good condition throughout. The case and lugs have virtually no signs of wear. The hallmarks and engravings are crisp and well defined.

If sold within the United Kingdom, this Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5039 will be subject to 20% VAT.

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