PATEK PHILIPPE 5020R PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH BOX BEYER PAPERS 18K ROSE
Here is a complicated Patek Philippe wristwatch with a twist. The famed Patek Caliber CH 27-70Q is a perpetual calendar chronograph. The twist is the cushion style case, also known as “TV screen” case. As serious collectors have come to appreciate, Patek does nothing unless they can attain perfection, and this is evident in the size, proportions and execution of this 18k rose gold case. The reference 5020 was discontinued in 1999, which is a shame.
The 18k rose gold case, once again, is cushion shaped and is 36mm square by 13.5mm thick. Sapphire crystals front and back. Round chronograph pushers. The case slants downward from the crystal, giving the watch sleek lines along with the ability to slide easily under shirt cuffs. Dial is silverish white with applied, Breguet rose gold arabic numerals and Breguet (or “pomme”) hands. Subdial at 3 o’clock displays chronograph minutes and leap year; subdial at 6 o’clock displays date and moonphase; subdial at 9 o’clock displays constant seconds and 24 hour time. Apertures below 12 o’clock display day and month.
Movement is the Patek Philippe Caliber 27-70Q with the Geneva Seal stamped on its balance bridge. Technical details: 24 jewels, 353 individual parts; 60 hour maximum power reserve, Gyromax balance beating at 18,000 beats per hour.
Strap is a new Patek Philippe hand-sewn brown crocodile. 18k rose gold Patek tang buckle. Watch is indiscernible from new with Patek box, Beyer papers, setting stylus and second solid case back.