Patek Philippe produced an array of pretty magnificent limited edition watches for its exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London 2015. This isn't on of those, however. The watch on this page was completely unexpected, pretty extraordinary and possibly a bit controversial (depending on who you ask).
On display in the London exhibition was this watch The Patek 5050J-0199, part of a collection of watches that Patek Philippe has effectively raised from the dead. This is a new version of one of several legends from the recent past: discontinued models now revived using new-old-stock movements and cases that were never used first time around. This comes with a special dial colour never seen before.
The 5050J-019 was displayed in the “Napoleon Room”, which recreates the room at the top of Patek Philippe’s Geneva boutique, with one wall displaying huge projection of the view from this room of Lake Geneva.
There’s a completely sublime new version of Patek Philippe’s first ever perpetual calendar with a retrograde date, Reference 5050, a watch that was launched all the way back in 1993. This is absolute Patek Philippe purity and understatement at its finest.
This Patek Philippe 5050J-019