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PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, RETROGRADE DATE, MOON PHASES, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND ROMAN NUMERALS
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, RETROGRADE DATE, MOON PHASES, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND ROMAN NUMERALS

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5050, MOVEMENT NO. 1'957'563, CASE NO. 2'980'955, MANUFACTURED IN 1996

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, RETROGRADE DATE, MOON PHASES, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND ROMAN NUMERALS
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5050, MOVEMENT NO. 1'957'563, CASE NO. 2'980'955, MANUFACTURED IN 1996
Movement: Cal. 315 S QR, automatic, 31 jewels, Geneva Seal, signed
Dial: Signed
Case: Glazed display screw back, 35 mm. diam., signed
With: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp, undated Certificate of Origin and product literature in leather folder, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1996 with Roman numerals and its subsequent sale on 27 September 1996, additional solid platinum case back, setting pin, presentation box and outer packaging
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Lot Essay

Reference 5050, Patek Philippe's first perpetual calendar wristwatch featuring a retrograde date made in series, was introduced at the Basel Fair in 1993, cased in yellow gold only. As of 1995, it was also available in pink gold, white gold and platinum but still exclusively with the silvered dial, applied Roman numerals, aperture for the moon phases, the very first examples with outer railway minute divisions. Following substantial demand from clients, Patek Philippe introduced a second version featuring applied baton indexes, a modified moon phases display now in form of a circular subsidiary dial, outer beady minute divisions and the addition of the designation "Automatic".

Discontinued in 2002, reference 5050 is today a highly sought after collector's watch, a modern classic enjoying popularity both amongst scholars and aficionados for day to day wear.
To the best of our knowledge, the present example is fresh to the market.








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