Chronograph | 5070J-001

  • Collection: Complications
  • Model reference: 5070J-001
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 42mm
  • Dial: Black
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph
  • Specificity: Discontinued
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

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Description

Patek Philippe had mastered the concept of a simple hand-wound chronograph back in the 1940s / 50s in the form of several references such as Ref: 130, Ref: 1579, Ref: 520, Ref: 533 and Ref: 1463, which was produced until the late 1950s. And then there was dead silence for this complication for almost 40 years. A void that no other complication, or even a grand complication could fill. Then in 1998, Patek Philippe dropped the mighty Ref: 5070 – a rebirth of an icon, almost half a decade after its predecessor, the Ref: 1463 was discontinued. First, a yellow gold-black dial model (Ref: 5070J) was introduced, produced from 1998 until 2002, followed by Ref: 5070G from 2002 – 2006, then the rose gold Ref: 5070R from 2004 – 2008, and finally the platinum version Ref 5070P between 2008 and 2009.

 

The present watch Ref: 5070J-001 is part of the 5070 series that was launched in 1998 and discontinued in 2010. Patek produced less than 1,000 pieces across a production life cycle spanning almost 12 years, making this a pretty rare reference.
The overall aesthetic has a certain vintage flair, based on Patek’s unique 1940s-aviators split second watch Ref: 2512, but with modern proportions.

The 18K yellow gold case measures 42mm in diameter and is 11.6mm thick. It features a double-stepped bezel, beautifully polished and welded lugs with beveled edges
The dial features a vintage gilt-style golden tone print on a matte black base, displaying the hours, minutes and the chronograph functions.

On the inside is the manual wound Lemania-Ebauche powered chronograph movement. The legendary movement is heavily modified by Patek Philippe and spectacularly finished to the highest standards, featuring the Poinçon de Genève. One can admire not only the finish, but also the mechanical beauty of the large gyromax balance and all the components of the chronograph. That’s the beauty of the lateral clutch, which exposes almost all the elements.

This highly desirable piece of Patek’s heritage is offered on a black handstitched leather strap with filigree Calatrava deployant clasp in 18K yellow gold.

 

 

Patek Philippe – Bio

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1839, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is considered by many experts and aficionados to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers.
In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch, which was sold on November 13, 1876 to the Hungarian Countess.
It is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture with uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by a leather wallet with Patek Philippe international warranty certificate, product literature and a wooden presentation box