The classic Patek Philippe 5172G Chronograph is a timepiece that immediately makes the list for any collector looking for exquisite high-end chronographs. This beauty is crafted in a white gold 41mm case that measures 11.45mm thick, features a box sapphire crystal, expertly designed round guilloche pushers and three tier lugs. Still powered by the CH 29-535 caliber, a brand traditional hand-wound integrated chronograph featuring the column wheel and horizontal clutch. There is so much to this sweet chronograph and the brand is known for making some of the most impressive in the world.
While the Patek timepieces carry design elements that define the brand, they also work to create unique aspects of the watch to give each their own personality. The architecture of the 5172G chronograph might be identical to other timepieces but only because it is desirable by the clients. The masterful crafting of the case and dial provide a distinction for this timepiece and allow for the perfect mix of tradition and timelessness.
A phrase that Patek Philippe uses to describe this magnificent timepiece is “subtle vintage allure”. Certainly this description captures the essence of the creation, and helps everyone to expect perfection. The new pushers, the elegant syringe-shaped hands, the box sapphire crystal and those distinct arabic numeral hour indicators all work together to bring that successful ‘allure’ to this magical chronograph. This exquisite timepiece didn’t have to make sacrifices to deliver the excellence. The ease of reading is clear, the lume is to perfection, and the jumping minutes provide extra clarity.
The dial on this Patek Philippe 5172G Chronograph is just striking! A matte blue, varnished with a slight grain texture, the dial has taken some elements from the design of the 5230G, but just spectacular. Featuring two sub-dials, the small seconds and 30-minute counter, and the syringe shaped hands that are filled with the luminous materal including the Arabic numerals. Of course the classic tachymeter scale is present and framed for the perfect placement. The timepiece is water resistant up to 30m and is packed with 65 hours of power reserve when disengaged.
The Perfect Finish
This elegant and distinctive timepiece could not be more perfect and is finished with a brilliant blue calfskin leather strap accented with off-white stitching and a white gold folding buckle. Straying away from the more dated crocodile strap was an excellent choice by Patek Philippe, and one that truly showcases their savvy choices. The strap pairs to perfection with the white gold case and makes it even more attractive. While taking a risk with the strap might have hurt the brand, they trust their clients appreciate their expertise in design choices. This timepiece is highly desirable and sought after, no surprise to a brand that knows how to use their experience to bring excitement and change to an industry that needs it.