Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2007 and its subsequent sale on October 1st of the same year, and an undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin. Further accompanied by an additional hard back, setting pin, Patek Philippe leather portfolio, product literature, Patek Philippe presentation box, outer packaging, and tie-tag.
Production of the reference 5004 was launched in 1994 and produced until 2009 in yellow, white, and pink gold, and platinum. The platinum reference 5004 is commonly seen with a black dial and either diamond hour markers or applied baton hour markers; more rarely with a silvered dial, such as the present example.
Reference 5004 derives its features from the reference 3970, which itself was based on the legendary reference 2499. However, the reference 5004 takes the complication up a step by adding the highly complex split-seconds function, and is easily recognizable by it's oversized split-seconds pusher in the crown.
Patek Philippe replaced the reference 5004 with two other much slimmer and smaller platinum split-seconds chronograph references: the cushion-shaped reference 5951 released in 2010 with in-house caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q and the reference 5204, released in March 2012 at the Basel Fair with in-house caliber CHR 29-535 PS Q.
Reference 5004 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 312.
To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.