The Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph is a timepiece that best defines the luxury Swiss watchmaker and epitomizes what it does best, making it a favorite amongst the brand’s patrons. Introduced in 2011, the Ref. 5270 and its combination of a chronograph and a perpetual calendar harks back to the classic Ref. 1518 from 1941. Over the last nine years, the three iterations of the Ref. 5270 have been launched with different dial and case combinations. For 2020, Patek Philippe has added a new version to the collection cased in yellow gold for the first time. The new Patek Philippe 5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph combines the timeless warm tone of yellow gold with the classic design of the Ref. 5270.
The Patek Philippe Ref. 5270J-001 measures a wearable 41mm-wide and 12.4mm-thick, which is comparatively compact for a timepiece with several complications. The latest version retains the design of the previous models, which include the classic convex bezel, straight casebands, and beautiful Art Deco-style stepped lugs with lateral steps. The gold case is remarkably complemented by the silvery opaline dial that has yellow-gold leaf hands for the hours and the minutes and applied yellow-gold markers. Unique to this version are the hands related to the chronograph indications that are sandblasted and yellow gold-plated. Powering the timepiece is the caliber CH 29-535 PS Q based on the Patek Philippe’s in-house hand-wound chronograph architecture. It offers a power reserve of 55 hours and is visible through the sapphire display caseback (an interchangeable solid caseback is also included). The watch is paired with an alligator leather strap in warm matte honey brown, completing the classic look. The Patek Philippe Ref. 5270J-001 perpetual calendar chronograph is available now through authorized dealers priced at $168,970 (with 20% VAT).
[Via: Monochrome Watches]