One of Patek Philippe’s hottest timepiece releases of 2022 is the 5270P-014 Chronograph Perpetual Calendar — with a rich green gradient dial and a platinum case.
Patek Philippe’s new reference 5270P-014 is presented in the same 41 mm x 12.4 mm 950 platinum case as the model it replaces (the now discontinued salmon dial 5270P-001). It also maintains the same dial configuration and the same movement.
Even with all the elements that have gone unchanged, the dark green lacquered dial, surrounded by a black gradient on the edge, punctuated by 18K white gold applied hour markers, a sand-blasted rhodium-plated gray finish Pfinodal® central chronograph, and white gold faceted dauphine hands — has a contemporary aesthetic, versus the traditional look of the outgoing salmon dial. Yet it still maintains the same recognizable face, which dates back to the debut of the 5270 in 2011, and originated with the double complication introduced by Patek Philippe in 1941 with reference 1518.
Everything including the 30-minute instantaneous jumping chronograph counter at 3, the small seconds subdial at 9, the date subdial at 6 with a hand pointing to the date, the moon phase aperture within the 6 o’clock date subdial, the day and month framed in horizontal apertures at 12, the small circular leap year indicator at 4:30, and the circular day/night indicator at 7:30, is unmistakably Patek Philippe. Just now, with a sick modern green gradient dial.
The incredible manually-wound 4Hz caliber CH 29-535 PS Q (the first perpetual calendar chronograph movement entirely developed by PP in-house), which measures 32 mm x 7 mm, has 456 components, and a 65-hour maximum power reserve, have been left unchanged. The caliber CH 29-535 PS Q is distinguished by its traditional architecture (manually wound, column wheel, toothed-wheel horizontal clutch) and boasts six patented chronograph innovations, as well as an exceptionally slim calendar mechanism (only 1.65 mm for 182 components). Naturally, every component has been expertly finished, such as the bridges which have been beveled and polished to perfection — by hand. No machine shortcuts at this price point.
The sapphire caseback reveals the gorgeous hand-wound movement — completely free of the visual obstructions typically caused by automatic winding rotors. There’s also a solid caseback included should you want to conceal the beautiful movement underneath, but why would you?
The Patek Philippe 5270P Chronograph Perpetual Calendar is paired with a shiny black alligator leather strap with square scales, hand-stitched with green contrasting thread, and secured by a platinum fold-over clasp.
The retail price is $211,721.
Photos by Patek Philippe.