Patek Philippe has just updated its website to include two new dials for the ref. 5270G perpetual calendar chronograph in white gold, including one in metallic blue.
|Patek Philippe Ref. 5270G-014|
Without fanfare Patek Philippe has introduced two new dials for the ref. 5270G perpetual calendar chronograph. One has a blue sunburst dial (the ref. 5270G-014) and the other has a silvery opaline finish (ref. 5270G-013). These two new models come not long after the limited edition ref. 5270G-015 unveiled at Patek Philippe’s KunstWerkUhr exhibition (or “Watch Art Grand Exhibition”) in Munich. The first version of the ref. 5270G, which was launched two years ago at Baselworld, has been removed from the line-up, and is presumably discontinued.
|The first ref. 5270G at left, and the two new models|
Though equipped with the in-house CH29 movement which is considerably superior to the Lemania 2310-based CH27 calibre, the ref. 5270 never quite sold as well as its Lemania-equipped predecessors. As a result, collectors have been speculating about the model’s future.
|Patek Philippe Ref. 5270G-013|
Besides the dial colour, the new models have two other key differences. Firstly, the dial has a tachymetre scale on its perimeter, and the size of the logo on the dial has been reduced. All in all this brings it closer aesthetically to the much desired Patek Philippe chronographs of old.
|Patek Philippe Ref. 5270G-015 for KunstWerkUhr|
These two new models come just two months after Patek Philippe unveiled the ref. 5270G-015 at the KunstWerkUhr exhibition, which provided the template for the new dials. Limited to 50 pieces, the Munich edition is very similar to the new version with a silver dial, except the dial has blue accents. – SJXBack to top.