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Patek Philippe Ref. 5040: The End of an Era

by on December 1st, 2009

Patek Philippe Ref. 5040P, Retail $91,100

Patek Philippe recently announced that, after an over twenty year production run, it is retiring the Caliber 240 Q perpetual calendar movement, which powers the ref. 3940, as well as this much rarer ref. 5040.

In addition to now being an extremely limited, collector’s piece, the 5040 has one of the most elegant designs of any Patek Philippe model; the tonneau-shaped case is elegantly proportioned so that it always looks great and does not catch under shirt cuffs.