PATEK PHILIPPE ROSE GOLD REF. 5020R
The ref. 3970 was released in 1994 and stayed in production until 2004. Utilizing a Patek Philippe finished Nouvelle Lemania caliber housed within a “TV set-shaped” case, this ref. 5020 is celebrated by collectors of Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronographs. On the verge of being considered a true vintage watch, finely preserved and complete examples of the ref. 5020 are sought after globally. This example is accompanied by its original plastic factory bag, additional solid case back, stylus, and tags. Cases for the ref. 5020 were made by Atelier Réunis which made some of the most important cases for the manufacture. It is a noteworthy footnote to history that Atelier Réunis was located in the same Geneva building where the Patek Philippe Museum is now housed.
It is believed that between 120 – 150 examples of the ref. 5020R were made during its production run and only 13 have surfaced to date. Only a handful of examples exist in the condition and completeness of the presently offered watch. A careful inspection of the crisp hallmarks of the case and perfection of the dial reveal a watch well cared for over the last 18 years. The original Certificate of Origin reveals the watch was retailed in the US market and sold to an American client. For a specimen example of an iconic complicated Patek, look no further and observe what this incredible reference does on the market in the near and long term.
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