Exclusive Timepieces 7 – 8 December 2019 | Monaco
A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.
147 Patek Philippe Very Attractive Automatic Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 5140J, Moon Phases, 24 Hour, Leap Year Indication, Original Box and Certificate. With Unique Black Dial, Special Order
Estimate: € 85,000 – 160,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 5140 J-011
Case N°: 4543093
Caliber: 240 Q
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 5753813
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Box, Certificate of Origin
Patek Philippe watches have always been recognized as the collectible piece par excellence. Some of its creations are now sold at auction for stellar amount and in the list of the 5 highest paid watches, 4 are signed by the Swiss-Polish brand. Over the years it has happened that prominent personalities directly demanded from Patek Philippe the creation of some special specimens made specifically for them. Often these requests were not accepted but when that happened, then the prestige of those objects become absolute. In 2014 the former president of Walt Disney Michael S. Ovitz asked and obtained two special watches: a 3940 in white gold and pink dial and another even more unique: a 5140. That watch is now here offered to you on a special occasion. The reference 5140 was produced in 2006 in white gold, followed in 2007 by yellow gold examples and in 2010 with platinum and pink gold ones. Replacing its predecessor, the reference 3940, the 5140 was updated with a wider case (37mm), modern touches, still remaining faithful to the classic and timeless styling, and the same caliber, the 240Q which has been used for decades. The unique piece here offered has been realized in 18k yellow gold and is preserved in almost unworn conditions. The most important feature is the spectacular dial with black color and absolutely rare yellow gold Breguet numerals and hands for both time and subsidiary dials. Inside the moon phase quadrant, slightly above the date 15–17, is located the special logo with printed the initials of Michael S. Ovitz. The perfect combination of gold case, black dial, white lettering and gold details is sensational and this alone would be enough to make this watch unmissable. If then to the uniqueness of the watch is added the character to which it belonged, the presence of the additional solid case back and the original certificate attesting the proper creation of the watch for Mr. Ovitz, then this lot becomes absolutely a must have for a collector who wishes to posses only the best.
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the calibre, movement, reference, case material and the sale in 2014.