Calendar watches come in many forms. For instance, there are the simple date watches and the slightly more complex, day and date watches. Then there are complicated calendar watches that can indicate the day, date, month, and moon phase. And among those, there are perpetual calendar and annual calendar watches.
Whilst a perpetual calendar famously only needs the date correcting every hundred years (for three out of four centuries) the Annual Calendar mechanically tracks whether a month has 30 or 31 days and, with the exception of February, will correct the date accordingly, saving those frustrating four days a year where the user finally realises their watch is a day behind (normally far later in the day than is convenient). Somewhat ironically, on paper at least, the 315 S QA Annual calendar movement required even more components than the 240 Q that featured in the world-beating Perpetual calendar ref.3940 but was achieved in such a way that the final retail product was a fraction of a price of the headline Perpetual.
Philippe Stern’s mighty Patek Philippe, who often disguise their innovation with classic designs and traditional techniques. Reconciling the historic importance of one of horology’s most revered complications, with the (relatively) more affordable simple calendar they developed the automatic calibre 315S QA and simultaneously introduced an entirely new product tier.
Collectors and dealers alike seem to have left the humble 5035 on the shelf, prices remain well behind the entire family of watches that it spawned, although creeping forward steadily in recent years.
Speedart Boutique is delighted to offer for sale this forgotten icon in all original form totally unblemished and unpolished, guaranteed to please the most demanding watch collector or the complication aficionado that is looking to experience Patek’s haute horlogerie in a relatively affordable manner.
This outstanding specimen, presented in a trully exceptional condition is supplied with its original presentation box inluding outer carton, booklets, papers, date adjustment stylus, bi-fold leather wallet and certificate of Authenticity.
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