With Patek Philippe period presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming dates of manufacture and sale.
Reference 5004 is widely considered as a classic, despite its listing in Patek Philippe's current catalogues. Drawing its roots from Reference 3970 which is the true and legitimate successor to the celebrated 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 have managed to exceed expectations once again by adding another highly complex mechanism to a traditionally sized watch without disturbing its proportions. To many collectors, Reference 5004 is one of the greatest wristwatches ever made and it is often regarded as the watch with the most promising future on the market.
Manufacture of Reference 5004 commenced in 1995. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 312.