Cover Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

The prestigious Swiss manufacture reiterates its flair for complicated watches with these new models

Minute repeater tourbillon

Introduced last year, Ref. 5303 was the first Patek Philippe watch to reveal the striking mechanism of the minute repeater on the dial side, even though the manufacture has been producing the chiming complication since 1845. A limited edition then, the new Ref. 5303 is now part of the watchmaker's regular collection.

The open architecture of the dial is a unique look, made even more special with the appearance of the gongs and hammers between 10 o'clock and 11 o'clock. With transparency the main objective, the tourbillon is visible at 6 o'clock, adorned by filigreed steel against rose gilt plate. The black hour circle is a subtle contrast against the rose gold of the case. The sides of the case are also visually striking: the caseband and repeater slide feature white gold foliage engraving, a decorative that lends the watch a dignified character.

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Split-seconds chronograph

The first Ref. 5370 in 2015 was launched with a platinum case and a black enamel dial. This year, the platinum case remains but the dial is now in blue, achieved via grand feu enamel. 

The manual-winding movement is an innovative blend of tradition and modernity, with the basic architecture of the double column wheel chronograph enhanced with an advanced rattrapante mechanism.

Did you know? Patek Philippe has the habit of inserting a small diamond between the lugs at 6 o'clock for all of its platinum wristwatches. 

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Perpetual calendar chronograph

The Ref. 5270 perpetual calendar with chronograph appears for the first time in yellow gold. Matching this vibrant hue is a silvery opaline dial.

Beating beneath it is the CH 29-535 PS Q calibre, Patek Philippe's first chronograph movement with a perpetual calendar that boasts no less than six patented innovations. It is also admired for its ultra-thin calendar mechanism, which is made up of 182 parts but measures only 1.65mm in height!

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