1140. Patek Philippe A rare, very elegant and fne yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moonphases, retrograde date, certifcate and box 百達翡麗，型號5050J，十分典雅及罕有，18K黃金自動上弦腕錶，配萬年曆、 中心秒針﹑逆跳日期和月相顯示，1993年製。附原裝錶盒、證書和後底蓋 Manufacturer Year
Patek Philippe 1993
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre
5050J 1’957’067 2’947’151 18K yellow gold Automatic, cal 315/136, 31 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle Dimensions 35mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and clasp signed Estimate
HKD 200,000-400,000 USD 25,600-51,300 Accessories Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certifcate of Origin stamped by Milan retailer Orologeria Luigi Verga SAS and dated May 12, 1995, additional solid caseback, product literature, leather wallet, presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch in 1993 and its subsequent sale on February 21, 1994
Launched in 1993 and in production until 2002, ref. 5050, together with its ofcier-case sister ref. 5159, is one of the lesser-known grail of modern watchmaking. For the frst time ever at Patek Philippe, a perpetual calendar is ftted with both an automatic movement and center seconds, reuniting the two distinguishing features of vintage perpetual calendar references 3448/3450 (automatic) and 2497/2438-1 (center seconds). Furthermore it features a retrograde date, allowing a dial design hardly ever seen before on Patek Philippe timepieces - and never on standard production model. Only some piece unique, such a modifed reference 96 with perpetual calendar, are known with a similar confguration. Oozing class and refned elegance, this truly is a quintessential Patek Philippe model, and an extremely interesting value proposition. The present example is ofered by its original owner, an important Italian collector who hardly ever used it as testifed by its superlative condition. It safely slept in a bank vault in Milan for a good 15 years before being ofered for this sale. Adding to its overall appeal, it is an early example, dating to 1995, and it was purchased at revered Milan retailer Orologeria Verga, one of the best renowned retailers in Italy. The model was produced in the three gold variations and in platinum, and an evolution can be noticed: the very frst examples bear railway divisions and Roman numerals (a confguration soon abandoned), concurrently the present baton indexes confguration was also made available. Finally, the very last examples feature black dial and Breguet numerals. At least one special order piece is known, with silvered dial and oversize Breguet numerals.
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