with Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 2006, additional case back, setting pin, instruction manual, product literature, leather envelope, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
Reference 5004 is already considered a classic. Deriving from reference 3970 which is the true and legitimate successor to the mythical reference 2499, reference 5004 embodies not only the essence of Patek Philippe's design legacy of the post war decades but also the savoir faire of their skilled master watchmakers who managed to add another highly complex mechanism to a traditional sized watch without disturbing its proportions. To many collectors, reference 5004 is one of the greatest wristwatches ever made and is often mentioned as the watch with the most promising future on the market.
To the best of our knowledge, the present watch has never been offered in public before and is offered here in excellent condition.
Manufacture of reference 5004 was launched in 1995 and is today discontinued and replaced by reference 5204.
The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 312