With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2005 and its subsequent sale on November 15th of the same year.
To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.
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.