Patek Philippe Debuts New Yellow Gold REF. 5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Never Go Out Of Style

Since being introduced in 2011, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5270. Perpetual Calendar Chronograph has been a favorite among fans and horological enthusiasts, so it is no surprise that the New Yellow Gold REF. 5270J-001 has had rave reviews.  A beautiful clean and classic design, the timepiece is packed with an array of complications, and yet kept the very compact, and fresh aesthetic of a traditional yellow gold watch.  The timepiece has been designed in every precious metal option other than yellow gold, and so the time was right for this piece of classic elegance that certainly has withstood the test of time for all luxury watch brands.

Design and Depth

Patek Philippe debuted this timepiece in white gold and marked the first time for the brand to introduce a fully in-house caliber.  Shifting the movement production in-house was a grand move for the brand and allowed them to achieve another level of success.  The path might not have always been smooth, but normally a rocky road leads to a better understanding of excellence.  The caliber inside the New Yellow Gold REF. 5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is one of the best the brand manufactures and proud to say they do it all.  The 41mm timepiece is 12.4mm thick and features wide rectangular pushers and a concave mirror-polished bezel that is enhanced by the Art-Deco lugs, a signature for the brand.  The visual balance of this timepiece is one of the most striking aspects of the clean and classic layout. 

Equal Balance With Beauty Is Key

While the overall traditional style of the Patek Philippe New Yellow Gold REF. 5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph might seem simple, it is loaded with elements that on some timepieces would be cluttered or unbalanced.  This design layout is perfectly balanced, railroad scales for seconds, minutes and then the small seconds and chronograph minutes subdials, crafted with yellow gold leaf hands and applied indices.  The dial might seem busy, considering it holds, month, day, pointer date, small seconds, chronograph minutes, day/night indicator, leap year cycle indicator, and a moonphase window, and yet it looks impeccable.  It is the brand refinement and brilliant design of this layout that makes it stunning.

From Heart To Hand

The Caliber CH-29-535 PS Q that beats inside the Yellow Gold beauty is created with the heart of traditional chronograph architecture.  From the hand-wound column-wheel chronograph with a lateral clutch, to the second caseback option in yellow gold, you can engrave it, or enjoy the movement as the heart of this timepiece beats solid as it makes it to the hand of the owner.  Patek Philippe has not disappointed with this new metal design, while many thought this watch would be too ordinary, it is anything but.  The regal quality of the piece is exquisite and refined so every horological collector will want to be sure to acquire.