Patek Philippe 5026G in White Gold, full set
Maker: Patek Philippe
Year: originally purchased in 2001
Case Material: 18k White Gold, screw down sapphire crystal display back
Case Dimensions: 33.5 mm diameter
Caliber: cal. 240 PS automatic, 27 jewels
Bracelet: original white gold PP buckle with non original Jean Rousseau leather strap
Lug width: 19mm
Box/Papers: Yes, full set. Original box, certificate of origin, booklet, leather folder, user manual, and service papers.
Signed: case, dial and movement
Service History: last serviced April 2018
The Calatrava is all about understated elegance executed at the highest level. Patek Philippe has been creating this timeless design since the 1930s, starting with the ref. 96.
This ref. 5026 in 18k white gold is a model designed with a case that resembles the famous reference 96, the original Calatrava. It measures 33.5 in diameter, a size that may seem small yet with lugs that are slightly elongated and gently curved, along with its 19mm lug width, it has a larger presence on the wrist than it might lead you to expect. The polished finish on the top and bottom of the lugs, and the satin finish on the sides, demonstrate the care that went into the finishing of the case. The black dial with its white gold breguet numeral hour markers along with the offset small seconds at 4 o'clock, gives the watch a strong contempary feel while retaining its traditional Calatrava DNA.
The text is minimal, just “PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE” across two lines, and SWISS at the bottom with Sigma symbols on either side. The Sigma symbol was used to indicate that gold elements (in this case the hour makers and the hands) were used on the dial, a concerted effort by the Swiss watch industry trade association to further emphasize value. The crown is marked by the traditional Calatrava cross on the top. The movement inside has a beautifully finished, automatic wound caliber 240 PS ("PS" stands for Petite Seconde). The finishing on the movement shows Patek Philippe's pride in taking the utmost care with a beautiful gold micro rotor and the Geneva seal proudly stamped, ensuring that the highest standards were met in movement creation.
This Patek Philippe 5026G is in outstanding condition. It comes as a full set with box and papers. The previous owner sent the watch back to Patek Philippe for movement servicing in April 2018 and the service papers from then are also included.
Ships from Japan