Coming in a 37mm wide steel case, this isn’t a very large watch, but in line with the size of most Patek Philippe classic watches. I love the highly polished rounded steel bezel and very utilitarian feeling hands and hour markers. The hands have thin strips of lume while the hour markers are accompanied by lume squares. The black dial and white indicators make for a very legible high contrast face.
Inside the watch is a Patek Philippe 240 automatic movement with a solid gold micro-rotor. Love the look of it, with typical beautiful Patek Philippe decoration. The asymmetrical dial layout is still visually balanced. The movement shows up in a few other Patek Philippe watch and has the time, date, moon phase, subsidiary seconds dial, and a power reserve indicator. Patek Philippe has other movements that feature the same information in a more symmetrical manner. So it is really all about the visual style that you prefer.
For me this Patek Philippe watch is different enough to be interesting. It is not a youthful watch, but it isn’t stuffy either. The man who wears this piece is serious but not boring. In steel, the watch also has a very humble essence, but is still a luxury timepiece being a Patek Philippe and having an almost jewelry style bracelet to it. Retail price for this likely discontinued model was almost $22,000.
–Steel Patek Philippe Ref 5085/1A Moonphase with power reserve and date automatic movement with steel bracelet.
Watch comes with inner box , setting stylus , leather wallet,manual and certificate of origin..
This model was discontinued back in 2005 and has since become very sought after by collectors worldwide..
In 2005 Patek Philippe decided to discontinue this model and actually launched the Patek 3712 Nautilus model that used the remaining 5085 movements.
The steel Patek 3712 has been trading around 35-45k for some time now hence making the Patek 5085 a fabulous collectible value at this level