Patek Philippe 5270 Review: A Closer Look at The Model

Patek Philippe is a successful Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded by Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe in 1839. It’s been shaking the watch industry to the core since its inception with its awe-inspiring pieces. One of its most sought-after creations is the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270.

2013 saw the presentation of the Second Generation 5270- famous (or infamous) for its ‘Chin’ and sporty tachymeter scale. Finally, Patek Philippe unveiled the Third and current Generation 5270 in 2015, which boasts a cleaner dial and the removal of the ‘Chin.’ 

The Patek Philippe 5270 review below looks at the best timers from each Generation in detail.

1. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph- White Gold Case, Silver Brushed Dial Ref. 5270G-001

  • Retail Price: S$175,152
  • Market Average: S$174,868
  • Secondary Market Dealer: S$184,700

Some of the best ones are water resistance to 30m, manual winding CH 29-535 PS Q movement, a date window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions, sub dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, an 18K white gold case, and a fixed bezel.

  • Production Year: 2011
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials
    • Dial: Silver
    • Bracelet: Black crocodile skin bracelet with an 18K white gold fold over clasp
    • Bezel: Fixed 18K white gold
  • Function: Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph, Date, Moon phase, Day/Night Indicator, Leap Year, Month, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Column Wheel, Small second, Tachymeter
  • Mechanism: Manual winding CH 29-535 PS Q movement with 34 jewels, 65-hour power reserve, and a 28,800 BPH frequency

Its price increased from S$122,580 in 2011 to S$174,868 in January 2023.

About

This is the first piece in the Patek Philippe 5270 series. It has an impressively large 18K white gold case, and silver brushed dial, shielded by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its strong black alligator bracelet wraps up and contrasts its beautiful look perfectly.


2. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph- White Gold Case, Blue Sunburst Dial Ref. 5270G-014

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph- White Gold Case, Blue Sunburst Dial Ref. 5270G-014

  • Retail Price: S$220,146
  • Market Average: S$198,745
  • Secondary Market Dealer: S$223,440

Its main ones are a day/night indicator between 7 and 8 o’clock, a moon-phase complication in the aperture at 6 o’clock, a leap year indicator between 4 and 5 o’clock, a blue dial with tachometer ‘Chin,’ and an exhibition case back.

  • Production Year: 2013
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials
    • Dial: Blue with applied faceted 18K white gold baton hour index markers and feuille hands
    • Bracelet: Black alligator leather strap with a matching 18K white gold deployant buckle
    • Bezel: Fixed 18K white gold
  • Function: Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph, Date, Moon phase, Day/Night Indicator, Leap Year, Month, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Column Wheel, Small second, Tachymeter
  • Mechanism: Manual winding rhodium-plated Caliber CH 29-535 movement with 456 parts and 33 jewels. It also features a Gyromax balance and shock absorber mechanism

It’s a masculine watch with a nice sporty yet formal look. Plus, its value appreciated by at least 20% between 2021 and 2022.

About

The Patek Philippe Chronograph 5270G-014 boasts a strong 18K white gold two-body case, fluted lugs, stepped concave bezel, black leather bracelet, and sapphire display case back. It’s also the only piece in the 5270 series with the ‘Chin’ that’s loved and criticized in equal measure.


3. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph- Rose Gold Case, Silvery Opaline Dial Ref. 5270R-001

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph- Rose Gold Case, Silvery Opaline Dial Ref. 5270R-001

  • Retail Price: S$218,940
  • Market Average: S$187,043
  • Secondary Market Dealer: S$193,782

Its most impressive features are the tachymeter scale on the outer rim, day-of-the-week and month window below 12 o’clock, 18K rose gold hands and hour markers, a manually-wound CH-29-535-PS Q movement, and a sapphire display case back.

  • Production Year: 2015
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials
    • Dial: Silver
    • Bracelet: Dark-brown crocodile leather strap with a fold over clasp with the Patek Philippe logo and 18K rose gold Calatrava cross
    • Bezel: Fixed 18K rose gold
  • Function: Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph, Date, Moon phase, Day/Night Indicator, Leap Year, Month, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Column Wheel, Small second, Tachymeter
  • Mechanism: Manually-wound Caliber CH-29-535-PS Q movement with 33 jewels, a 65-hour power reserve, 456 components, and 28,800vph frequency

Its price increased by at least 10% between July 8, 2022 and January 2023.

About

The Patek Philippe 5270R-001 is the current model of the 5270 series. It’s a warm, handsome dress watch with minor modifications from the Second Generation 5270. Some of these corrections include the removal of the ‘Chin’ and two scales with two separated railroad tracks.


Comparison Table

The table below summarizes the major points of the Patek Philippe 5270 watches we’ve picked above.

Model

Key Features

Launch Price

Current Original Price

Pre-Owned Price

Patek Philippe 5270

  • Water resistance to 30m
  • Manual winding CH 29-535 PS Q movement
  • Date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock positions

S$122,580

S$175,152

S$191,313

Patek Philippe 5270

  • Day/night indicator between 7 and 8 o’clock
  • Moonphase complication in the aperture at 6 o’clock
  • Blue dial with tachometer ‘Chin’

S$180,345

S$220,146

S$251,042

Patek Philippe 5270

  • Tachymeter scale on the outer rim
  • Day-of-the-week and month window below 12 o’clock
  • 18K rose gold hands and hour markers

S$185,796

S$218,940

S$214,136

The most expensive timepiece on the list is the Patek Philippe 5270G-014. Meanwhile, the Patek Philippe 5270G-001 is the most affordable.

Our favorite feature is the Patek Philippe 5270R-001’s 18K rose gold hands and hour markers. They offer a satisfying contrast against the dial’s silver background and bring some uniqueness to the 5270 lineups.

FAQs

1. What are the characteristics of the perpetual calendar of the new reference 5270?

The perpetual calendar displays the date on a dial on the moon phase indicator. It also has a leap year indicator between 4 and 5 o’clock and has tiny windows displaying the day and month below 12 o’clock.

2. How were the second-generation dials of reference 5270 referred to by watch collectors?

The ‘Chin.’ This is because their dials had a large date track around the moon phase indicator, which caused an unsettling depression on the external track at 6 o’clock.

3. How much is a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar watch?

It’s available in various editions, which have different costs. However, the price tag generally falls between S$57,014 and S$107,320.

Final Word

Patek Philippe Chronograph 5270 watches effortlessly combine vintage and contemporary elegance. They’re easy to use and are raising the bar for other timepieces from other watch-making brands.

Key Takeaways

  • Patek Philippe watches from the 5270 series are luxury dress watches with a sporty touch.
  • Patek Philippe 5270 pieces appreciate in worth with time.
  • Patek Philippe Chronograph 5270 timepieces are most famous for their reliable in-house movements, large, durable cases, and unique complications.

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