The discontinued 5050 is often confused with the still-in-production reference 5059. Both are perpetual calendars with retrograde date, however, the 5050 is much rarer. Very few reference 5050’s were produced in platinum. Accordingly, this watch is an important Patek and is in high demand in the collector’s market.
Case is polished 950 platinum with dimensions of 35.5mm diameter by 11.5 mm thick. This case has very clean, traditional lines and is free of any design embellishments. The front crystal is slightly domed sapphire and the display back crystal is flat sapphire.
Dial is a solid gold and silver plated. The hour markers are applied are cast from white gold, as are the leaf style hands. The date is displayed on the retrograde scale which traverses the are from 8 o’clock to 4 o’clock. Day is displayed in the aperture at 9 o’clock, leap year in the aperture under 12 o’clock, and month in the 3 o’clock aperture. Moonphase is displayed in the 6 o’clock subdial.
Movement is the automatic winding Patek Phillipe Caliber 315/136 with 31 jewels, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, a 21k winding rotor, 46 hour power reserve and the Geneva Seal attestation of superiority.
Strap is a Patek hand-sewn black crocodile with Patek buckle.
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