Accompanied by the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 5 February 2004, original sales tag and 18K white gold and wooden setting pin. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted burgundy leather presentation box with winding facility and outer packaging. The present watch has never been offered at auction before and is one of only 15 examples of reference 5059 in platinum to appear in public to date.
Reference 5059, introduced into the market in 1998, possesses an intriguing complication: a retrograde date display. The date is indicated by a hand progressing along a 240° arc located within the hour scale between 8 and 4 o'clock. Around midnight on the last day of each month, be it the 28th, 29th, 30th, or 31st, the hand automatically jumps back to the numeral 1.
Reference 5059 was discontinued in 2006 and replaced by reference 5159.