If there’s one thing that our vintage watch travails have impressed upon us, it’s this: The big names are big for a reason. Patek Phillipe is a prime example, especially their Perpetual Calendar.
They’ve spent the better part of a century perfecting it—and making a few different versions—but most pieces have the usual configuration: day and month at noon, moon phase and date at six. Usually. Today we stumbled upon one just a little different, but in a good way, known simply as Ref.5050.