TRADITION AND INNOVATION
When you look at a Patek Philippe watch, you’re looking at a creation backed by a heritage stretching nearly two centuries. Sometimes it’s a design element that harks back to a historical model, other times it’s an entire watch. The Reference 5270P is one of the latter, being referred to as an “heir” of a classic model from 1941.
The watch’s vintage roots is clearly present in its golden opaline dial and the gold numerals which provide superb legibility. The configuration of apertures and sub-dials also hark back to famous historical watches of this type, from the day and month double aperture placed at 12 o’clock—another one of Patek Philippe’s original developments and now part of the brand’s visual signatures—and analog date with integrated moonphase indicator at 6 o’clock to the seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Rounding up the dial’s design is the tachymeter scale along the circumference.
And then there’s the Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q that comes with a chronograph, perpetual calendar and moon phase indicator. Actually, this is the first manufacture-made Patek Philippe chronograph movement with a perpetual calendar. This movement perfectly embodies Patek Philippe’s dedication to both heritage and technical breakthroughs. On the one hand, the architecture of the movement can only be described as classic, what with its horizontal clutch, column wheel and manual winding. But on the other, the Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q also features six patented innovations, making it a strong testament of how tradition and innovation continue to drive Patek Philippe today and tomorrow. Prices are available at the Patek Philippe Boutique by Cortina Watch at Plaza Indonesia
Patek Phillipe Perpetual calendar chronograph ref. 5270P