Details
MANUFACTURED IN: 2003
CASE MATERIAL: 18K gold
CASE SIZE: 37 mm. diam.
STRAP MATERIAL: This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a calf leather strap (not shown)
DIAL: Silvered
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Sweep centre seconds, perpetual calendar, retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indictation
CALIBER: 315 S QR, stamped with the Geneva seal
WITH: 18K gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, Certificate of Origin dated 18 June 2003, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with opaline dial, gold roman numerals in 2003 and its subsequent sale on 18 June 2003, additional solid case back, product literature, leather wallet, wooden presentation box and outer packaging

Ψ This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.

Special notice
This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.
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Consigned by the original owner, this ref. 5050 is preserved in excellent overall condition and sold with the full set of accessories.

The calendar language was changed from the more common English to German upon his request.

Reference 5050
Introduced at the Basel fair in 1993, reference 5050 was Patek Philippe’s first wristwatch manufactured in series to feature a retrograde date.

Initially available with a silvered dial with applied Roman numerals, an aperture for the moon phases and outer railway minute divisions, growing demand from clients lead Patek Philippe to introduce a second series of the reference. The second version, such as the present timepiece, featured applied baton indexes, a modified moon phase display in form of a subsidiary dial, outer beady minute divisions and the addition of the designation “Automatic”. The third series was crafted with applied Roman numerals, pearled minute divisions and a moon phase aperture.

Discontinued in 2002, reference 5050 is highly sought-after and considered as a modern classic.

Reference 5050 is illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 296

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