With Patek Philippe presentation box, outer packaging, Certificate of Origin, spare solid case back, corrector and product literature.
Launched at the Basel Fair in 1993, reference 5050 was the first Patek Philippe perpetual calendar wristwatch to feature a retrograde date. Discontinued in 2002, reference 5050 is today a highly sought-after modern classic and it is believed a total of 1,100 pieces were manufactured.
This model is generally divided into three series:
- 1st series: applied Roman numerals, railway minute track, moon-phase aperture
- 2nd series: applied baton hour markers, pearled minute divisions, modified moon-phase display in the form of a subdial printed 'Automatic'
- 3rd series, such as the present lot: applied Roman numerals, pearled minute divisions, moon-phase aperture
For further illustration of the reference 5050 please refer to Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998 edition, pp. 296 & 297