With this new version of a standard in luxury watchmaking, the brand continues its quest for excellence with the inclusion of noble materials.

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The combination of a chronograph and perpetual date, a complication displaying the day, date, month and indication of leap years with no action needed by the user, has been a classic at Patek Philippe since 1941. With the launch of the 5270 model in 2011, this challenge has taken shape in a highly elegant watch that was first made in grey gold. In 2015, the manufacture made a pink gold version. And the model now comes in platinum. This precious, rust-proof material is rightly celebrated for its stability – it symbolises the 70th wedding anniversary – so it is quite logical that it should be found in the 41mm-wide case on the version presented at Baselworld this year. For the occasion, the dial, which was previously ivory, is now designed with a gilded opaline finish with blackened gold figures. The contrast set up by the tones provides great readability of the time information encircled by a tachymetric scale.

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As for the mechanism, the timepiece is still driven by a hand-wound movement. The calibre CH 29-535 PS Q provides the watch with a power reserve varying between 55 and 65 hours, depending on the use of the complications. As well as split-time measurements and the date display, the 456 components also drive a moon phase complication. This impressive mechanism can be seen through the sapphire glass caseback. It’s worth noting that the watch owner can opt to add an interchangeable caseback made of platinum.

patek philippe 5270p 001 caseback

The 5270P-001 is worn with an alligator leather strap featuring chocolate-coloured, square scales to highlight its aesthetic elegance.

Price: 169,750 EUR

By Dan Diaconu

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