New in the house …5059J

Feb 27, 2023,15:23 PM

Since a quite a while I feel more and more appealed by yellow gold. So when a collector friend offered me 2 of his Patek for one of my vintage Rolex I was happy to make the trade.

This 5059J is one of the two and I really like and enjoy this reference. Pretty much old-fashioned looking at first glance I quickly fell in love with the size of 36 mm and its thick proportions.

The retrograde date indication looks really special to me and ticks a box in my collection. So does the officer‘s case with its straight lugs and hinged case back.

This watch is a true gem in my eyes and I’m wearing it often and with a lot of joy.

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Great PC 👍 Will you stay

 By: GLau : February 27th, 2023-15:38
up tomorrow night to watch the changes ?


 By: mdg : February 27th, 2023-16:42
...the 'flatter' dial on this is preferable to me...less frilly. I passed on a 5050J many years ago and it still haunts me...

Enjoy, my friend.

 By: amanico : February 27th, 2023-17:52


 By: cmclee : February 28th, 2023-10:10
Mine says Hi ...  

A similar presentation from breguet. Also 36mm

 By: Ch1982 : March 16th, 2023-15:07
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The 5059 is highly underrated and a bargain in the secondary market.

 By: Langeholic : March 24th, 2023-11:05
Where can you get a perpetual calendar with retrograde and an officer case for less than $40k! It wears beautifully as a staple dress watch. Absolutely timeless and elegant. Wear with health my friend!


 By: WatchFan1 : March 25th, 2023-16:41
What was the 2nd Patek? (Btw, must have been quite a vintage Rolex to swing that trade....nicely done 👍)

The 2nd Patek was an unusual Calatrava 3542 in YG.

 By: cayenne1200 : March 27th, 2023-15:42
I like that piece a lot. Unfortunately I don’t have a decent pic of it.

Congratulations on owning such a wonderful, beautiful and complicated watch! It is a mystery to me why this watch and other Patek retrograde perpetuals are relatively unpopular.

 By: patekova : March 28th, 2023-22:11
IMHO it houses a much more complicated and interesting (retrograde) movement than the 240Q. Plus there is constant motion on the dial because it has a seconds hand and it has the very appealing hinged back. I own and love the similarly not so popular retr...