PATEK PHILIPPE REF 5496 HONEY BROWN DIAL PLATINUM
FIRST KNOWN REF 5496 WITH HONEY BROWN DIAL AT AUCTION
Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 5804793, case No. 4699048, Ref. 5496P. Sold August 2014.
Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar, retrograde
date, aperture for leap-year indication at 12, aperture for days of the week at 9, aperture for
months at 3, moon phases and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant buckle. Accompanied by a Patek
Philippe fitted box, Certificate of Origin, solid platinum caseback, setting pin, hangtag, and booklets
with leather folio.
Three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, concave lugs, case band set at 6 with a Top-Wesselton
diamond, screwed-down transparent case back, sapphire crystals.
Satin honey brown dial with applied white gold baton indexes, apertures for the days of the week,
the months, the moon phases and the leap year, retrograde sector for the date. White gold dauphine
Cal. 324 S QR, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration,
30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism
and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating freesprung flat balance spring.