Known for their beauty, craftsmanship, and mechanical exuberance, Patek Philippe is steeped in just about every merit and principal a watchmaker would want to be steeped in. Existing as a testament to those very merits, the Patek Philippe 5136G is an exceedingly rare example of what makes Patek great. Offered from 2003 to 2008, the 5136G is the iconic ref. 3940’s more modern sibling featuring conventional styling and more up-to-date mechanics.
Featuring modern aesthetic choices, the ref. 5136G comes mounted onto a heavy-set 5 link bracelet with an elegant hidden butterfly clasp – the last metal bracelet to be found in the Calatrava perpetual calendar series. Making for a more substantive wearing experience than the dainty profile of its predecessor, the ref. 5136G also features a pronounced domed bezel and lug combination to compound upon the fact that this timepiece is pulling no punches.
Powered by Patek’s cal. 240/114 self-winding movement featuring a 22kt gold micro-rotor, the ref. 5136G comes equipped with a perpetual calendar, moon-phase indicator, and dual time zone – making it a wonderfully useful timepiece, as well as technically excellent. Packing a 50-hour power reserve, wonderful finishing as one would expect. With its sharp anglage throughout, the cal. 240/114 also comes with a free-sprung Gyromax balance and the old-style Seal of Geneva - which is no different to the modern Patek Philippe Seal.
Combining the silver opaline dial with the subtle beauty of white gold, the 5136G has a gorgeously understated monochromatic appeal to it that few other watchmakers can perfect like Patek. Offering with its full set and both casebacks, this ref. 5136G is found in exceptional condition as it deserves to be in and would make for the crown jewel of any collection thanks to its aforementioned rarity, highly sought-after metal bracelet, and typically Patek styling.