PATEK PHILIPPE – 5170P-001
AT THE SERVICE OF PRECISION
Although it has a classic look, the new 5170P-001 model contains a brand-new in-house chronograph movement. We take a closer look.
It took five years for the Patek Philippe watchmakers to develop the new calibre CH 29-535 PS. While this manual winding mechanism equipping the 5170P-001 model provides the watch with a comfortable power reserve of 65 hours, it also stands out through additional performances resulting from six patented technical innovations. The result? Although it has a traditional construction, the movement guarantees greater precision, more reliability and, for its owner, improved comfort in use. Like all the brand’s mechanisms, the finishes on the components perfectly respect the firm’s traditions. The individual pieces are angled with care, and are polished and decorated with Côtes de Genève stripes. The mechanism has been given the Patek Seal.
This exceptional movement is visible through the sapphire-crystal back of the 39.3 mm-wide platinum case. But to really appreciate it, you really need to use it! The monopushers setting the chronograph mechanism provide ideal conditions of use. And on the dial, a large central hand displays the seconds with precision, while an instantaneous 30-minute counter is placed at 3 o’clock. To give balance to the composition, the seconds subdial has been set at 9 o’clock, while a tachymetric scale encircles the baguette diamond hour markers.
This classic arrangement is highlighted by Patek Philippe through the presence of a sublime blue sunburst, black gradated dial. And to go with this magnificent composition, the 5170P-001 is worn with a refined, shiny black alligator strap with square scales, and a fold-over clasp.
Price: €87,450 patek.com
By Dan Diaconu