Luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe is giving its Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270G a new look. The Swiss manufacture has released two new dials for the iconic timepiece; one silvery opaline and one blue sunburst.
Combining the functionality of a perpetual calendar with an in-house chronograph caliber, the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270G has become one of Patek Philippe’s most famous models since its 2011 launch. In addition to the new colors, some subtle refinements have been made to the original silver 5270G dial; a tachometer scale now circles the outside of the dial, and the hands and hour markers are in 18K gold instead of black oxidized gold.
However, the more traditional features of the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270G remain untouched. The 41mm 18K white gold case boasts an 18K white gold crown and push pieces. Its face features the day and the month in apertures at 12 o’clock, an analog date with an integrated moon-phase display at 6 o’clock, a seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Two small, round apertures between the analog date and the subsidiary dials accommodate the day/night indication on the left and the leap-year indication on the right. The sapphire-crystal caseback displays the large Gyromax balance as well as the key levers and wheels of the chronograph mechanism. It is completed by a hand-stitched matt black alligator strap secured with an 18K white gold fold-over clasp.
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