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You Can Only Have One… Which Patek 5040 or 5035

  1. Marsimaxam Jul 8, 2021

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    You can only have one, which would you choose?
    Patek Philippe 5040 yellow gold perpetual calendar with tonneau case or the 5035 yellow gold annual calendar. Value is not an issue, consider watches to be of equal value.
    Why?
    5040
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    5035
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  2. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jul 8, 2021

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    Sorry, not keen on either :(

    But which one do you prefer?
     
  3. Evitzee Jul 8, 2021

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    I never liked that case shape, but a perpetual calendar trumps an annual calendar. Both of them are kinda meh to my eyes..
     
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  4. jud Jul 8, 2021

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    For about the same money, why not a 5227 or a 5205?
     
  5. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 8, 2021

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    nope.. there are actually very few PP that i like. just the classic chronographs.
     
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  6. Dan S Jul 8, 2021

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    Meh for me.
     
  7. ngo516 Jul 8, 2021

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    5040 please.
    Looks way better on the wrist, than photos.
    Most Patek yellowgold pieces are meh in photos.

    tonneau case needs a big hairy wrist to give it justice.


    Photo not mine.
     
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  8. Vercingetorix Killjoy Jul 8, 2021

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    Look like redials:(.
     
  9. MTROIS Jul 8, 2021

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    Between the two: 5040!!

    - Tonneau > Round shape
    - Bréguet >> Roman numerals (on these two models)
    - Perpetual >>> Annual Calendar
     
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  10. marcn Enough space to say witty Jul 8, 2021

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    My lousy eyesight makes perpetual calendars with tiny sub-dials and hands a no-go. So, gun to my head, the annual calendar, though that date aperture placement and typography is pretty terrible.
     
  11. MTROIS Jul 8, 2021

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    Quite frankly, the typography on most (all?) Pateks is sub-par IMO.
     
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  12. Marsimaxam Jul 8, 2021

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    I prefer the perpetual, but, generally, I like watches with a second hand. Neither get a lot of wrist time as I usually wear stainless steel sport watches.
     
  13. hronists Jul 9, 2021

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    Neither. I don’t find them attractive.
     
  14. marco Jul 9, 2021

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    I had a 5035P , white/silver dial. It suffered legibility issues. In bright sunlight you had to get the angle right to read it.
    A very understated watch, I let it go at a loss and went to DRSD.
     
  15. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Jul 9, 2021

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    Like you, I prefer sweep second hands and, as @marcn posted, I generally avoid sub-dials which I have no use for and which can obscure the hour and minute hands.
     
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  16. Geezer Jul 9, 2021

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    Tough choice, but I would probably choose the 5040.

    First of all, it's a perpetual calendar. Secondly, I'm not that fond of the Roman numerals on the 5035.

    Also, I prefer the 240 movement that is used in the 5040. It's an excellent movement that is also very pretty.
     
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  17. mikeo1 Jul 10, 2021

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    perpetual calendar certainly considered a high complication, more so than an annual but I would pass on both. I dislike the dial on the 5035 and the tonneau case on the 5040 is a no go. Maybe consider a 5159/5496/5320?
     
  18. Monobike Jul 12, 2021

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    If I really have to choose, I would go for the 5035 because of layout of sub-dials.
     
  19. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Jul 12, 2021

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    Neither is attractive tom me but If I had to choose I like the 5035 better. Curious about the first picture of the 5035 though, why is the date changing so late in the day? (unless it is the 32nd of November.)
     
  20. jaguar11 Jul 12, 2021

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    If I really had to choose one of these the 5035.....