5270G-015 | Grand Complications

  • Collection: Grand Complications
  • Model reference: 5270G-015
  • Case/Size: White gold, 41mm
  • Dial: White
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Perpetual calendar, chronograph
  • Specificity: Limited to 50 pieces, Blue chronograph hand
  • Condition: Mint
  • Price: Upon request

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Best known for their Grand Complications watches Patek Philippe masters the “Haute Horlogerie” and are arguably the best in the industry.

In 1989, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the manufacture, Patek Philippe developed what is one of the most complicated portable timepiece in the world: the Calibre 89 with 33 complications but half a century ago in 1932 they had built the “Henry Graves Supercomplication” which had at that time 24 complications, including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves’s apartment on Fifth Avenue.

For decades they did held the title of the most complicated watches built. Mastering their craft they perpetuated the skills and traditions to deliver in their current collection pieces of the highest quality.

Successor to the line of perpetual calendars, such as the reference 3970 and 5970, the 5270 was launched in 2011 at Baselworld. Initially in white gold, followed by rose gold (5270R white dial) in 2015 and since late 2018 a platinum version (salmon dial) has been released.

Three dial variations were quietly introduced for the 5270G white dial (-001, -013, -018) and two for the blue dial version (-014, -019). Very few people know of its existence but a white gold 50 pieces limited edition (-015), white dial with blue chronograph hand and blue tachometer was released in 2013 for their retailer in Munich, Germany.

1st dial variation (-001 white): produced between 2011 and 2013, white (silvery opaline) dial with black gold hands and numerals, certainly the most legible among all three dial variations, the lack of tachymeter scale gives the impression of a much bigger dial.

2nd dial variations (-013 white -014 blue -015 white) produced between 2013 and 2015, the hands and numerals are now in a more classical white gold and the tachymeter scale has been added, the scale follows the contour of the subsidiary seconds counter creating what is known as “The Chin”, a rather polarizing subject among collectors.

3rd variations (-018 white, -019 blue) produced between 2015 and 2017, the hands and numerals are still in white gold but the tachymeter scale now stops at the intersection of the seconds subdial, this “Chin-less” dial was more appreciated by collectors.

 

The present reference 5270G-015 is the rare limited edition retailed at Wempe that we mentioned earlier. It was made for Patek Philippe’s KunstWerkUhr exhibition in Munich in 2013, a ten day celebration of the brands tradition in precision watchmaking and highlighting 500 hundred years of European watchmaking history. This special reference was exclusively retailed at Wempe which is one of the oldest watch retailers in the world and Patek Philipe’s long standing retailer partner in Germany.

The 41mm case in 18K white gold features a white dial with a tachometer scale in blue print and a blue chronograph hand. These subtle changes make this timepiece more desirable than the regular 5270.

On the inside is the inhouse manual winding caliber CH 29‑535 PS Q powering the hours / minutes, chronograph, perpetual calendar and the day/night indicator. It is one of the best designed movements and finished to the highest standards featuring perlage on the baseplate, Geneva stripes and satin finished bridges, black polished screws and mirror polished anglage, all approved with the PP hallmark seal.

This rare beauty is offered on a hand-stitched black alligator strap and an 18K white gold deployant clasp.

 

 

 

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