This 5020J Patek Philippe watch features a manual movement with a perpetual calendar, chronograph, moonphase and day, date and month indicators.
Date & Paperwork:
The watch was made in 1994 and sold in 1995, confirmed by the included original certificate of origin. A 2nd solid case back, leather wallet and original wooden box is also included. Additionally, the watch comes with a two year movement guarantee.
Launched in 1994 and in production for only approximately 8 years, Patek Philippe’s reference 5020, also known as the “TV Screen” due to its unusual cushion shape was an alternative to the reference 3970 featuring the identical complications: perpetual calendar with leap year, 24 hour indicator and chronograph. With its avant garde design and tasteful proportions sets it apart from other perpetual calendar chronographs from Patek Philippe. However, its unusual case shape elicited lukewarm reactions from clients, leading to very low production numbers. It is believed that about 200 examples of reference 5020 were ever made, either in yellow, pink, or white gold as well as in platinum. The cushion-form, so-called “TV-shaped” case is much more reminiscent of the oversized tonneau cases of the 1970s, such as the famous Beta 21. Patek Philippe also incorporated other classic features such as Breguet numerals and hands, giving the reference 5020 a distinctively elegant look. There has been approximately only 750 examples made in total.
Reference Number: 5020J
Year Manufactured: 1994
Year Sold: 1995
Case Diameter: 37mm x 45mm
Dial Color: Silver White (Argente')
Band Type: Alligator skin
Case Thickness: 13mm
Functions: Perpetual calendar, chronograph, moonphse, day, month, date.