Patek Philippe Neptune Moonphase
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Nobody does complicated watchmaking quite like Patek Philippe.
From chronographs to calendars to minute repeaters, Patek has always led the pack. In fact, the maison was the very first to release a serially produced perpetual calendar-chronograph, and it invented the annual calendar. Quite the pedigree!
This particular complicated piece, a Neptune Reference 5085/1, stands out for its somewhat oddball combination of attributes that only Patek could combine into a cohesive whole: Housed within a 37mm stainless steel case with a beautiful, standout integrated bracelet, a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished bezel, it features a satin black Tritium dial with printed ‘Arabic’ indices, an outer ‘railroad’ minute track with block-shaped lume plots, and a matching ‘stick’ handset. If you’re a fan of military watches — especially those from the 1940s through the 1960s — you’ll recognize these dial attributes right away!
However, Patek has combined these distinctly utilitarian design features with a complicated movement. Their automatic winding Calibre 240 PS IRM C LU — which incorporates a micro-rotor and Geneva striping and is visible via a sapphire caseback — powers a running seconds totalizer at 4 o’clock, a combination moon phase and date display at 7 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator between 10 and 11 o’clock.
While it's two major steel siblings, the Nautilus and Aquanaut, have ascended to heights that remain untouchable for most, this overlooked sibling remains largely overlooked.
Combined with its fantastic integrated bracelet design, this unusual, complicated neo-vintage Patek is perfect for the discerning collector who wants a special piece that will nevertheless fly under the radar.
If that someone is you, nab this one before someone else has the same idea!
From the simple elegance of their Calatrava line to the stunning study in miniaturization that is reference 1518 perpetual calendar to the modern reference 5750P chiming watch, Patek’s catalog is chock full of some of the most elegant and complicated timepieces ever made. Family-owned and completely independent, the firm has the freedom to do what it wants — such as discontinue one of the world’s most beloved steel luxury sport watches, the reference 5711 — when it wants.
Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.
Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told “You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”
Well, you know the rest.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Patek Philippe Neptune Moonphase