In order to be transparent, this article must begin with a confession: the author of this story was not completely impartial. Blue has many shades and is his color-starting with his appreciation of the ocean and ending with each possible shade of blue ending with a slow but indeed vibrant choice of jackets and shirts. An already outstanding watch, such as the new Patek Philippe 5370P-011, this extremely exclusive second chronograph, now displayed in blue, will be welcomed with open arms.
In the watch industry, this blue taste is indeed very common. After all, not only in the Hanseatic City, but also in the Asian market, blue watches have become a trend.
However, the reference number 5370P does not necessarily have to appeal to the taste of the public. Not only because its price is about 236,000 euros, it is also a natural niche model. On the contrary, since Patek Philippe only produces a very small number of platinum models at the time of application (there are very few double-digit pieces per year, or there are rumors), for connoisseurs and supreme leagues, it is still-and still exists. Collector of Patek Philippe.
The blue version replaced the original 5370P-001, which was released in black in 2015 and was warmly welcomed by collectors and experts at the time. It provides the most beautiful and beautiful products in the world of Patek Philippe, and the enamel dial is baked and polished at a temperature of 850 degrees Celsius for several hours, which is extremely popular. Combining the treasure gue numbers and putting them in a 41mm case, the consensus is that this fascinating Grande Complication has not appeared for a long time.
The new blue 5370P is definitely not inferior; the contrast between the blue, white and gold numbers radiating from the sky and the white tachymeter scale and sub scale makes it very easy to read. The luminous “Grand Feu” dial makes it more sporty than the most elegant black predecessor, the 5370-if you can name such a classic watch.
Reference 5370P-011 Minutes and Seconds Chronograph – New face with blue Grand Feu enamel dial
In addition to the minute repeater and the tourbillon, the most complex horological complex triad also includes the seconds chronograph (No. 124’824); it has been a priority in Patek Philippe’s watch collection since 1923. referee. The 5370 is the first second hand chronograph equipped with a proprietary CHR 29-535 PS movement. It was launched in 2015 with a platinum case and a black enamel dial.
Favored by connoisseurs, this complication has been subtly upgraded with a new blue surface and has a glossy feel, which reflects the tradition that Patek Philippe is proud of on the Grand Feu enamel dial. It is a hand-made work with unparalleled intensity of color on the basis of an 18K gold dial.
The dial is very clear and easy to distinguish, because it is suitable for musical instruments with distinctive technical personality. The duration and minutes are tracked by slender leaf-shaped hands with luminous coating and platinum numerals. The results of short-term measurements can be read with the same accuracy and speed: the contrast between the chronograph and ratchet hands and the instant 30-minute counterclockwise and blue dial is as clear as the white scale.
The two-phase chronograph movement, with two buttons for timing functions and a ratchet button integrated in the crown at 3 o’clock, is an impressive example of the fusion of tradition and innovation. The classic elements of the basic structure are manual winder, double column wheel control and horizontal wheel clutch. Nevertheless, this is a 21st century movement with extensive optimization details, patented innovations and advanced fishing mechanisms.
This elegant polished platinum case with a concave bezel and satin-finished side grooves is worn on an alligator leather strap with a shiny night blue color and a platinum folding clasp fixed.
Like all platinum Shop replica Watches from Patek Philippe, the new Ref. 5370P-011 is set with small diamonds between the lugs at 6 o’clock. It replaced its predecessor with a black enamel dial, showing a new combination of superb craftsmanship and watchmaking art.
But here, the dial is also enamel (rare in the world of Patek Philippe), the satin finish of the case is intact, and the concave bezel is beautifully decorated. The only thing more beautiful is the view of the movement through the sapphire crystal back cover.
The movement used is CHR 29-535 PS, which uses a classic configuration with a horizontal coupling clutch. The chronograph function is controlled by the two timer buttons and the ratchet function (“catch up” function) in the crown. The movement is known for its excellent quality, with a maximum deviation of 3 seconds per day.
Generally, the analog chronograph movement is regarded as a particularly complex category in the watchmaking industry. However, don’t forget that other models with this feature are available for $5370 (for example on IWC). However, what these other models cannot do is to showcase the fine and high-end watch finishes of this Patek Philippe. The movement used in this movement is considered one of the best chronograph movements in the world, and with its many innovations, The stopping process is as precise and smooth as possible.
Comparing the movement of the 5370P (CHR 29-535 PS movement) with the movement of the 5270J from the side of the open back cover (the following movement CH 29-535 PS Q movement), you can notice: the split second chronograph The watch (5370P) looks more complicated with a chronograph movement and perpetual calendar (5270J). In addition, the 5270J with 456 components has a diameter of 32 mm and a height of 7 mm, while the 5370P with 312 components has a diameter of 29.6 mm and even a height of 7.1 mm. One would hope that two complications (perpetual calendar and chronograph) take up more space than a one-second chronograph, because it also requires more components.
The reason is that both references are based on the same basic movement, but the split-second chronograph is more complicated than the classic chronograph because it requires a second start-stop mechanism. Through the two referenced back covers, only two different timing mechanisms are visible, but the calendar module is not displayed. As for the second chronograph, the second chronograph is made on the basis of the basic mechanism, which actually takes up more space than the traditional perpetual calendar chronograph. The larger diameter of the 5270J movement is due to the calendar module.
COVID-19, 2020, has completely changed the world of Fake watches. However, in Patek Philippe, the essence is still applicable: the clear sight of the crystal ball can predict the performance of the Stern family’s plans in terms of new products and can be safely avoided. One might speculate that the new chronograph 5172 (also blue), launched last year, might appear in another color. Or in this turbulent era, people may be more interested in entering the world of Patek Philippe at a lower price, and perhaps once again show a novelty in the Calatrava series.
But in Geneva, Patek Philippe uses the new perpetual calendar chronograph Ref. Cultivate the absolute top. 5270J, 5303R, and of course the current blue 5370P-011. This is a new interpretation that will surely please collectors. The fact that the black 5370P-001 is no longer produced also ensures that this rarely produced model can certainly maintain its high value, not to mention its appeal and prestige.
BRAND: Patek Philippe
MODEL: Grand Complications – Split-Seconds Chronograph
CASE MATERIAL: Platinum
DIMENSIONS: Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 13.56 mm
WATER RESISTANCE: 3 bar (~ 30 m)
DIAL: Grand Feu blue enamel, gold applied Breguet numerals. 18K gold dial plate
STRAP/BRACELET: Alligator leather, hand-stitched, shiny dusk blue
MOVEMENT: Calibre CHR 29-535 PS
MOVEMENT TYPE: Manual winding
POWER RESERVE: With the chronograph disengaged: min. 55 – max. 65 hours
FREQUENCY: 28,800 vph, 4 Hz
FUNCTIONS: Hours, Minutes, Small seconds, Split-seconds chronograph, Instantaneous 30-minute counter