A true heir of Patek Philippe’s iconic 1941 classic (Ref. 1518), the new Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is now available in a charming yellow-gold case, amping up its nostalgic aesthetic. In steel, the Patek Philippe ref. 1518 is one of the most collectible and desirable watches in existence. Case in point: the stainless steel Perpetual Calendar Chronograph was the subject of a bidding war between a group of seven bidders late 2016 where it eventually sold for US$11,000,000 (including buyer’s fee) At Phillips Geneva, briefly becoming the world’s most expensive wristwatch.
The Patek Philippe Ref. 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph was first launched in 2018, in a platinum edition, reminiscent of the beloved steel 1518 but visually distinguished in material by Patek Philippe’s incorporation of a diamond embedded in the case. For 2020, the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph proudly debuts in a yellow-gold case.
Concave bezel and gadrooned lugs
Day of week, Month apertures with tachymeter rail on the periphery of the dial
Sumptuous, elegant and of a markedly different character from its silvery steel and platinum predecessors, the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph combines a gorgeous concave bezel with two- tier lugs with the regal sophistication of a silvery opaline dial with applied baton indexes and leaf-shaped hands in yellow gold – what results is a luxurious aesthetic combined with excellent legibility; and backed by the technical prowess of the calibre CH 29-535 PS Q, the first chronograph movement with a perpetual calendar developed in 2011 and crafted entirely by Patek Philippe with six patented innovations and an extremely slender calendar mechanism.
Pushers satin-finished on the side, polished on top
It’s hard to improve upon the perfection of the Ref. 1518, hence the displays of the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph replicate the tasteful visual balance and functional legibility with a date indicator at 6 o’clock and a double aperture for the day and month at 12 o’clock; further complemented with two small round apertures for the day/night indicator and the leap year cycle as well as the typical moon-phase window.
The new Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is dressed with a hand-stitched matt chocolate brown alligator strap with large square scales secured with a yellow-gold fold-over clasp. The new Ref. 5270J replaces the previous platinum and rose-gold models.
New Ref. 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Price & Specs
Movement Manually wound Calibre R TO 27 PS with 48 hours power reserve
Case 42 mm rose gold with inlays in white gold without water resistance
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