The exemplary Patek Philippe hand-wound chronograph promptly comes to mind to any gatherer thinking about very good quality chronographs. The 5070 (in light of a Lemania ebauche for Patek Philippe) was introduced in 1998. It was supplanted by the reference 5170 and its in-house, CH 29-535 hand-wound development (that was dispatched the prior year in a ladies’ watch). At Baselworld 2019, Patek has quite recently uncovered another exemplary chronograph. A white gold case highlighting a case sapphire precious stone, round guilloché pushers and three-level lugs… This is the Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G and it is, obviously, brilliantly executed.
The reference 5172G is as yet controlled by the type CH 29-535, which means the conventional hand-wound incorporated chronograph with section haggle grasp. For simpler perusing of passed times, it highlights prompt hopping minutes. Running at 28,800 vibrations each hour, it brags 65 hours power save when the chronograph is separated. The engineering of the development, just as the beautification, is all indistinguishable from the past reference 5170 – which means exceptionally alluring. The habillage (case, dial) anyway is completely different.
The instance of the Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G is just accessible in white gold for the second and its plan, not especially novel anyway for Patek, stays one of the fundamental advancements for this genealogy of hand-wound chronographs. Its vintage style is underscored by a sapphire-precious stone box with verifiably important round guilloché pushers and ventured carries. The case profile is great as well. These components are obviously suggestive of the reference 5320G – the barely conveyed and collectable vintage-motivated interminable schedule introduced at Baselworld 2017. Its breadth is likewise bigger at 41mm versus 39.4mm for the 5170. Water-opposition is of 30m.
The dial is blue stained – it has a matte, somewhat grained surface. It highlights two sub-dials (30-minute counter and little seconds), with respect to the 5070 and 5170. The dial, much the same as the case, is additionally suggestive of plan components found in the 5230G. For example, the hands have a similar needle shape and are likewise loaded up with glowing material. Same goes for the radiant Arabic numerals. The dial is traditionally outlined by a tachymeter scale.
The Patek Philippe reference 5172G-001 is worn on a blue leather tie with off-white sewing and is gotten with a white gold collapsing clasp. The cost for this model is of EUR 66,320, compared to over EUR 73,000 for the 5170G. For more data, kindly visit www.patek.com .