Patek Philippe 5270R-001 Review: A Stunning Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
What does a 6 figure price tag get you from arguably the most prestigious brands in Swiss luxury watchmaking?
The dial on this watch is a fusion of sporty features with classy looks. Its polished 18kt rose gold hour markers are beveled at the perfect height and depth to create a symphony of shadows and highlights and gives the dial lots of character. Matching polished rose gold hands have softer bevels that look really classy against the silver/opaline dial. The printed numerals on the sub-dials use a classic serif font while the minute track uses a more contemporary sans serif font.
The striking 18kt Rose gold case is 41mm wide with flared lugs. The 6 figure price tag also gets you both a transparent case back for when you wish to marvel at the movement and a solid 18kt rose gold case back which can cover the caliber. While Patek usually makes smaller watches, this one, at 41mm is not oversized in any way but a perfect size that still looks like a classic dress watch.
Patek Philippe's in-house caliber CH-29-535-PS Q is quite beautiful and intricately made with elegant finishing. We've blurred out the serial number that is on the bridge for security reasons.
Features of the CH-29-535-PS Q Movement:
- Manually Wound Mechanical Movement
- 4Hz, 28,800 VPH/BPH
- 456 Parts
- 65 Hour Power Reserve
- 33 Jewels
The genuine crocodile leather strap has a semi-gloss finish and is dark brown with matching stitching. It has a Patek Philippe insignia embossed in the leather on the reverse side of the strap and the French words for hand-stitched "Cousu main" embossed on the top half of the strap. The bottom half of the strap has the words Patek Philippe Geneve embossed on it.
As with many Pateks, the watch has a fold-over clasp with the Patek Philippe insignia, the Calatrava cross, this one is in 18kt rose gold to match the watch case.
The Patek Philippe 5270R Perpetual Calendar Chronograph has packaging that rivals the stunning craftsmanship of this fine watch. It includes a glossy hardwood box shown here. It also has a black and rose gold pusher that comes with the watch.