The 5004 in 18k Platinum with the black dial is truly a rare timepiece, and an absolutely striking watch to see and wear.
The Patek Philippe reference 5004 features a split seconds chronograph (also known as rattrapante or double chronograph) paired with a perpetual calendar and moonphase complication. These are two of the most prestigious complications that a watch can have, but building on that, the 5004 achieves a rare gestalt, where the sum of the parts exceeds the individual components. The watch case is just perfect in its lines and massive proportions. Patek’s Platinum is so rich and warm, and the black dial with applied arabic numerals is just gorgeous. No wonder this is one of Patek Philippe’s most treasured watches.
Case is solid 18k Platinum and is 37mm in diameter and 15mm thick. Front and display back sapphire crystals. Chronograph split seconds button is embedded in the winding crown. Pump style chronograph pushers.
White printed minutes and seconds chapter and subsidiary dial scales. The day and month are shown in the apertures below 12 o’clock; the 3 o’clock subdial displays the leap year cycle and chronograph 30 minute totalizer; 6 o’clock subdial displays the moonphase and date; 9 o’clock subdial displays constant seconds and 24 hour time.
Movement is the manual winding Patek Philippe Caliber CHR 27-70Q with 28 jewels, 10 bridges, Gyromax balance, beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour, 60 hour power reserve, Breguet balance spring and 407 individual parts. This movement is stamped with the Geneva Seal.
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