Patek Philippe 5270P Perpetual Calendar ‘Salmon Dial’ Hands-On

Patek Philippe 5270P Perpetual Calendar ‘Salmon Dial’ Hands-On

Think perpetual calendar chronograph watches and you are likely likewise considering Patek Philippe . No other complication is more inseparable from the brand than the perpetual calendar chronograph. The most recent perpetual calendar chronograph watch, the Reference 5270, was presented by Patek Philippe in 2011. Since its dispatch, we have seen various varieties. Nonetheless, the furthest down the line one may very well be the best yet. Why? Since it comes with a salmon dial. This is the new Patek Philippe Reference 5270P Perpetual Calendar.

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The new Reference 5270P is generally like the forms that preceded it. One eminent component is that it comes in a platinum case. Platinum is a profoundly alluring metal with regards to complicated Pateks. Treated steel and titanium ones actually wear the pants, however those are excessively uncommon and rare. At any rate, the case is unaltered and comes in at 41mm wide and generally 12.4mm thick. It wears very enormous on the wrist, and the sizable crown, square pushers, and the extravagant erupted hauls just complement its size and cause it to appear to be significantly bigger. In the middle of the carries at 6 o’clock is a little precious stone that is a prudent element found on all platinum Pateks.


The by and large design of the dial is unaltered. At 12 o’clock you have the two gaps for the afternoon and month, and you have the running seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph register at 3 o’clock, and the date and moon stage at 6 o’clock. At 7:30 you have a little gap for the afternoon and night pointer, and at 4:30 you have the jump year marker. One little issue that I have is that the openings for the afternoon and date and the jump year marker are not shading coordinated with the dial.

Speaking of the dial, the enormous news here is the salmon shade of the dial and, my god, what an impact it has. Salmon dials have for some time been related with uncommon and exceptional Pateks thus it is intriguing that Patek Philippe chose to deliver a 5270 with a salmon dial. Fans will realize that in spite of flaunting a predominant assembling development, the 5270 hasn’t fared so well and has hitherto stayed in the shadow of its archetype, the 5970, which has a Lemania-based development. It is difficult to say precisely why, however plainly Patek Philippe is wanting to support interest and subsequently deals of the 5270 with this new model.

Apart from the shade of the dial, what’s likewise one of a kind is that instead of stick hour markers, this new 5270P has Arabic numerals made out of dark gold. The different hands are likewise made out of dark gold. Patek Philippe has additionally expertly combined the watch with an earthy colored croc lash with square scales, which coordinates the watch perfectly.


These two features have profoundly affected the dial. From one viewpoint, the salmon shading gives it an unmistakable feeling of warmth and a vintage feel, yet the dark gold Arabic numbers to me, look quite present day, and this gives the 5270P a more contemporary touch. Together, the two combine to give the watch an interesting tasteful, making it, as I would see it, the most alluring and attractive Reference 5270P yet.

Obviously, the 5270P highlights a sapphire presentation caseback and its fortunate proprietors will actually want to appreciate the CH 29-535 PS Q in the entirety of its magnificence. It is a hand-wound development, and when completely twisted it will give a force hold of 55 to 65 hours. The design of the development, truth be told, isn’t the prettiest, however the development is very much wrapped up. There are hand angled scaffolds alongside complicated graining on the wheels, cleaned screw heads, and the sky is the limit from there. The development is likewise firmly controlled to norms that surpass COSC.

It will be intriguing to perceive how Patek lovers react to this new 5270P, particularly when you consider that all past adaptations of the 5270 on calfskin ties have been stopped to clear a path for this new model. The 5970 will consistently stay an exceptional watch, yet I think this new model, with its salmon dial, has an extraordinary possibility of prevailing upon certain aficionados. Despite the fact that this new 5270P isn’t awesome, I actually like it a ton and might want to see it succeed commercially. The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270P is valued at 165,000 CHF. patek.com