Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare roman numeral dial platinum automatic center seconds wrist watch with retrograde perpetual calendar and moon phasesRef: 5050P, Case No. 2989769, Movement No. 1957953
Lot 182
Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare roman numeral dial platinum automatic center seconds wrist watch with retrograde perpetual calendar and moon phasesRef: 5050P, Case No. 2989769, Movement No. 1957953
Sold for US$ 152,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare roman numeral dial platinum automatic center seconds wrist watch with retrograde perpetual calendar and moon phasesRef: 5050P, Case No. 2989769, Movement No. 1957953 Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare roman numeral dial platinum automatic center seconds wrist watch with retrograde perpetual calendar and moon phasesRef: 5050P, Case No. 2989769, Movement No. 1957953
Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare roman numeral dial platinum automatic center seconds wrist watch with retrograde perpetual calendar and moon phases
Ref: 5050P, Case No. 2989769, Movement No. 1957953
31-jewel Cal. 315/316 self winding movement with Seal of Geneva, adjusted to temperature, position and isochronism, shock resistant suspension to Gyromax balance, silvered dial with raised roman numerals enclosing retrograde date sector, apertures for day and month at 9 and 3 o'clock, moon phase at 6 o'clock, polished hands with sweep seconds, polished case with sapphire back, case, dial and movement signed, with additional signed and numbered platinum back, setting pin, fitted maker's leather strap with platinum deployant clasp all in sealed factory sleeve; accompanied by Certificate of Origin, winding box, original packaging. 35 mm diam.

Footnotes

  • Introduced in the early 1990's , the reference 5050 was the first retrograde date perpetual calendar watch put into production by Patek Philippe. It was inspired by the unique reference 96 retrograde perpetual calendar made by Patek Philippe in 1937.

    Reference 5050 retains the flat bezel Calatrava case but was in production for only about 4 years. It was replaced by the reference 5059 with its "officier" case. (Lot 180 in this sale) The watch was made in very limited quantities in yellow, pink and white gold in addition to a very few in platinum. Two different dial configurations were offered: baton markers or Roman numerals.

    The present lot has the rarest configuration with its platinum case and Roman numeral dial. It is believed that less than twenty reference 5050's were made in platinum and less than half of these were fitted with a Roman numeral dial.
    Please note that the present lot is presented in its original sealed bag. Cover picture is a stock photograph.

    See: Patek Philippe Wristwatches (1988) by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery. Fig. 364.
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