Patek Philippe has been associated with endless calendar chronographs for many decades now. Not only was Patek the first to unite both complications at a wristwatch (with the ref. 1518), but the brand even added, in some references, a split-seconds function or even a second repeater to this prestigious package. 5270).
It’s quite difficult to imagine, however, the Patek Philippe replica watches 5270 is in fact the easiest endless calendar chronograph of this collection; bear in mind the two other references together with these complications also feature a split-second (ref. 5204) or a minute repeater (ref. 5208). Clearly, though, the 5270 isn’t a simple watch. It’s the latest edition in a very long lineage that started with the mention 1518, the world’s first perpetual calendar chronograph, introduced at the center of the 1940s. This extremely rare bird was produced for just 13 years, in 281 pieces, and includes a movement according to a Valjoux ébauche but highly modified and adorned with the Geneva Seal. A couple of years after, during the early 1950s, Patek Philippe 5270 rose gold replica watches established the Reference 2499, an improved edition of the perpetual calendar chronograph. Very similar in layout, the 3970 along with the 5970 came later that, with little improvements and updated shapes. But in 2011, the 5270 added something very interesting for this classical model: an in-house motion. No more Valjoux or Lemania base here, but rather pure Patek Philippe.
Even if it appears very similar to the previous mention, nothing is identical. The design, layout, motion, case, size… everything is new, but stays classical. Patek Philippe chose not to violate the codes, but intended to improve and modernize an icon, as it introduced this benchmark in 2011 with a silver-white dial. In 2014, Patek Philippe 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph replica watch has come out with fresh dials, including the blue one we had the chance to handle for a couple hours.
Earlier this new reference debuted, Patek Philippe would normally power its chronographs with a Lemania-based movement, Caliber 27-70. Even if this ébauche was profoundly modified, both on the technical and finishing fronts, Patek at one point decided it couldn’t outsource anymore in an era where the expression”in house” has gained so much importance. So the brand created a completely home-made motion, developed and fabricated in-house — i.e., a manufacture movement. Patek Philippe Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q is a 32-mm manually wound engine that is impressive not just because of its complications, but also because of the caliber of its own finishing. Much like every contemporary Patek Philippe 5270p salmon dial fake watches view, it is adorned with all the Patek Philippe Seal. As we told you lately, the strictest of quality control standards are exerted in the manufacturing of every single component of this watch — the motion, the case, dial, hands, et al. — together with rigorous standards applied to shape, function, and accuracy.
A close look allows us to see the polished, beveled angles of the bridges and of the levers; the right graining of the many components that compose the chronograph; the glistening screw heads and slots; many gold chatons; along with Geneva stripes that continue from 1 bridge to another. The attractiveness of the movement comes out of its pleasantly deep layout, which allows viewing of all the gears’ and levers’ moves when activating the pushers. Some long-term Patek Philippe 5270 1r clone ‘s collectors might prefer the older Lemania’s bridges, but this one is really very nice, also. The chronograph does (of course) use a column wheel using a vertical clutch for its engagement — the column wheel is, as is standard with Patek Philippe, concealed by a protective cap (that you can see on the photo above, in the lower part of this movement). The chronograph itself is very classical, using a bi-compax architecture displaying the measured seconds with a central hand, the moments in a subdial at 3 o’clock and the running moment in a subdial at 9 o’clock. In the end, it comes with the exact Gyromax balance wheel, using a free sprung architecture.
The final of the modifications, and also brand new for 2014, is that blue colour blend (both for the dial and the strap). Originally available in white gold with a white/silver dial, it’s now feasible to have the 5270 in blue, a somewhat less classical color and perhaps, therefore, easier to wear with a casual outfit as well. Even if blue is a cold colour (particularly when paired with a white-gold case), this new variant is, yet, more appealing. The dial is not plain but slightly guillochéd, with a sunburst pattern, and consequently provides off really nice reflections (that were sadly hard to capture during our photo shoot). The contrast with the white gold hands and applied indexes and also the snowy inscriptions is exceptional and allows for very good legibility. Furthermore, the blue stays serious enough for Patek’s lovers but adds an excess attractiveness to quite a classical reference.