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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 5059R
    Movement No: 3'410'273
    Case No: 4'337'548
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 315 S-QR, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming its sale in the Patek Philippe Salon in Geneva on March 29, 2007, product literature, leather wallet, setting pin, winding box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Collectors have been attracted to the reference 5059 thanks to its delightful proportions and luxurious elegance.

    The reference was introduced in 1998 to replace the previous reference 5050, the first serially produced perpetual calendar with a retrograde date by Patek Philippe.

    Official discontinued in 2006, it was produced in all four precious metals. The pink gold case of the present watch is beautifully designed, curvaceous and gentle, the officer style case has a hinged caseback and elongated lugs with screwed pins. Though the case diameter measures 36mm, the shape and size of the lugs, as well as the thickness of the case and its domed bezel, give the 5059 a significant presence on the wrist.

    The reference 5059 houses the inhouse Patek Philippe self-winding caliber 315 S-QR with its striking 21K gold rotor, based on the caliber 315 SC featuring center seconds only. A robust and state-of-the-art in-house movement, it features an intriguing retrograding date complication as part of its perpetual calendar function. At the end of each month, the date hand automatically flies back to its original starting point – a very difficult function to reliably implement in watchmaking.

    The present perpetual calendar is offered by the original owner and bought at the Patek Philippe salon in Geneva, it is in excellent overall condition and is offered with all of its original boxes, papers, and certificate of origin.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5059R
A very fine and rare pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date and "officer"-style hinged caseback with certificate of origin and winding box

36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF44,100

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021