Patek Philippe 5140J-001 Perpetual Calendar 18K Yellow Gold (24206)

24206 Patek Philippe 5140 J Perpetual Calendar, 5140J-001, 5140J001 18k yellow gold on a strap with an 18k yellow gold deployant buckle, automatic movement, day, date, month, year, moonphase, 24 hour indicator, silver dial with gold applied stick markers, sapphire crystal, display back, water resistant to 30 meters, 48 hour power reserve, diameter: 37.2mm, thickness: 8.5mm, like new with box, original certificate, pusher stylus, and additional caseback.

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This is an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Grand Complication Perpetual Calendar 5140J-001. The dial is Opaline with gold applied faceted baton hour indexes, gold Daupine hands, and outer engraved minute divisions. The sub dial for twenty-four hours with the days of week is at 9 o'clock, the months with leap year is at 3 o'clock, and the moon phase aperture and days of the month are at 6. The two-body, solid case is polished with a rounded, stepped bezel with a transparent, sapphire crystal display-back. It's water resistant to 30 m., and The case, dial, dial, and movement are all signed. The leather strap has a matching 18K gold deployant clasp.

This automatic movement caliber 240 114 movement is rhodium-plated with fausses cotes embellishment and stamped with the quality Seal of Geneva. It's built with 27 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, a shock absorber mechanism, and a self-compensating flat balance spring. It has a 22K gold micro-rotor as well as the patented Patek Gyromax balance adjusted to cold, heat, isochronism, and 5 positions. The watch has a 48-hour power reserve.

Patek Philippe made the first perpetual calendar wristwatch in 1925. It adjusted itself for the months with 30 or 28 days, as well as for leap years. The new Patek perpetual calendar mechanisms are superior and the best in the world; the 3940 Perpetual Calendar was introduced in 1985. It was replaced in 2006 with the 240Q caliber movement.