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PATEK PHILIPPE WEMPE W125 5125 R 18K ROSE GOLD

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PATEK PHILIPPE WEMPE W125 5125 R 18K ROSE GOLD
Details
Stock # SKU17557
Stock # 17557
Model Name WEMPE W125 5125 R
Brand
Model Ref # WEMPE W125 5125 R
Condition
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case 18K Rose Gold
Case Shape Round
Case Size 37mm x 11mm
Crystal
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Silver
Caseback Display
Complications Complete Calendar
Moonphase
Year
Additional Information This highly desirable and rapidly appreciating watch is still factory sealed, brand new with box and papers.
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Description
In 2003, the German watch retailer Wempe celebrated its 125th anniversary. Wempe's relationship with Patek Philippe is a long and fruitful one, and Patek decided to make a limited edition watch to commemorate the occassion. This Patek Philippe reference 5125 harkens back to Patek's famed and highly desirable reference 3450, which is Patek's seminal perpetual calendar. Patek collectors went bananas for this Wempe Limited Edition, and prices have shot straight up since the watch's introduction.

One collector, at least, put his reference 5125R directly into his safe, because this watch is still factory sealed along with the second display caseback and stylus. He made a wise decision, and a tidy profit. HIs gain can be yours, as well, since prices have no where to go but up, as a review of the limited edition Wempe marketplace will quickly reveal.

Let's get to the watch, because it is a really nice timepiece. Case is 18k rose gold with dimensions of 37mm diameter by 11mm thick. Sapphire crystal. The solid back displays "125 Jahre Wempe" and the watch's limited edition number out of the series of 125 made and "Patek Philippe".

Dial is silver with embossed rose gold hour markers and dauphine hands. The windows below 12 o'clock display day and month; date is in a window at 6 o'clock, while moonphase is displayed directly above. Interestingly, around the moonphase display is a 24 hour indicator. "Wempe" appears inside the 24 hour scale. The color of the letters matches the dial, and the printing is only visible thanks to the contrast in texture - very subtle and very nicely executed.

Movement is the Patek Philippe automatic caliber 315 S QA with 35 jewels and power reserve of 48 hours. Movement features a central orbital high density gold rotor for winding efficiency. Furthermore, the moonphase display utilizes an innovative and new (in 2003) gearing system to achieve a startlingly accurate moonphase display (which will deviate 24 hours over a period of 120+ years).

Watch is mounted on a beautiful hand-sewn black crocodile strap with 18k rose gold Patek deployant clasp.
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