Patek Philippe 5271/12p-001 replica watches often pairs platinum cases with diamond settings, especially on its grand complications, the latest of which is the Ref. 5271P, a platinum chronograph with endless calendar set with almost five carats of baguette diamonds.
Historically Patek Philippe nautilus 5271 replica watch has often paired its own platinum timepieces with diamonds, typically with black dials. The versions available in this glittery decoration range from fundamental Calatrava watches on top of the line grand complications. One of the most impressive is the platinum perpetual calendar chronograph with diamonds, part of this collection since the eighties using all the Ref. 3970. 5271P, a flashy and remarkable watch without being coarse or louche. The platinum instance is set with 58 baguette diamonds around the bezel and lugs, with another 22 baguette diamonds on the folding clasp, totalling about 4.6 carats. And that the dial is black, as is tradition for this particular model.
Despite being at the collection for just three years, the Ref. 5270 (the basic version of the Ref. 5271) has undergone several iterations in its dial, beginning with the first, somewhat plain railroad track dial to the newest and much derided tachymeter dial with a bulge at six o’clock. The Ref. 5271P unites the best of the other dials. It’s a tachymeter, railway track for those minutes, without a”chin” at half an hour. Of all the dials utilized on the current generation perpetual calendar chronograph, this is the layout that is most coherent and like those on the equivalent antique versions.
5270 which shares the same case). The lugs are long and sleek, with a pronounced concave step in their span. Compared to the prior generations of this model, the Ref. 5271 includes a noticeable more complicated and detailed case.
However, the front of the watch is mostly lavish ostentation, the rear is where the finer details can be found. The movement indoors is the CH 29-535 PS Q, the very first in-house perpetual calendar-chronograph movement developed by Patek Philippe 5271/11p imitation watches. Beautifully decorated and cleverly assembled, it is a sight to behold. However, one criticism of this aesthetics is the fact that the bridges have too many curved and soft corners, rather than the sharp, inward corners which are traditionally a hallmark of fine hand-finishing. That being said, relative to the remainder of modern chronographs, it is as good as it gets, and then some.
Manually wound with a chronograph mechanism typical of classic high-end chronographs — specifically a column wheel and flat coupling — the CH 29 movement yet is outfitted with various notable technical capabilities. Interestingly the column wheel cap isn’t just for tradition and aesthetics. While in the past the cap was utilized to keep the chronograph levers in place when shocked, the cap in the CH 29 is used to adjust the meshing of their chronograph wheels.
Another impressive detail is that the tooth profile of these gears in the chronograph mechanism. Designed to get rid of the annoying and frequent jump in the hand when starting or stopping the chronograph, as well as enhance efficiency, the teeth are ever so slightly inclined in one direction (conventional teeth are basically aligned straight).
The CH 29 additionally offers an instantaneously jumping minute counter — the elapsed second hand crisply jumps at the precise moment the central seconds hand moves 12. Most chronographs have a dragging instant counter, simpler to execute but less precise. This attribute is most commonly found in vintage pocket watch chronographs; Lange was the first to apply it into a wristwatch using all the Datograph of 1999. Most skipping minute counters, including that of the Datograph, use a snail cam and lever to the hop. That’s the conventional alternative but causes drag on the movement. At the CH 29 the skipping moments is controlled by means of a gear with serrated teeth, linked to some thin spring and a coiled spiral.