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Patek Philippe Grand Comp Perp Calendar Chron Silver Opaline Dial

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Condition Unworn
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Original box, original papers
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May 18, 2021 - May 26, 2021
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Listing code 25SO94
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Reference number 5270G-013
Dealer product code 12731
Movement Manual winding
Case material White gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year of production Unknown
Condition Unworn (Mint condition, without signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, New York, New York


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q
Power reserve 65 h
Number of jewels 33
Frequency 28800 A/h


Case material White gold
Case diameter 41 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm
Water resistance 3 ATM
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material White Gold


Moon phase, Chronograph, Date, Month, Year, 4-year calendar, Perpetual calendar


Display back, Small seconds


Patek Philippe 5270G-013 Grand Complication Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with Moophase in 18kt White Gold with Silver "Argente Satine" Dial with Tachymeter Scale, Dark Blue/Black Alligator Strap, 18kt White Gold Fold-Over Deployant Buckle - Rare Special Model

Only produced for a couple of years. One of the RAREST Grand Complications ever made.

Latest Large Model 41mm Case Size in White Gold

* * You WILL NOT See Many of These Around! * * Extremely Rare & Highly Collectible

This watch is the Crème de la crème of the Patek Grand Complication family!

With a case measuring 41 mm in diameter and 12.4 mm thick, it’s Patek’s largest perpetual calendar chronograph to date. Retaining the concave bezel and similarly stepped and flared lugs used in the 5970, the water-resistant case is masculine and balanced. It’s 1 mm wider than the 5970 and, impressively, 0.6 mm thinner. These updated dimensions work superbly – the proportions are just about perfect for my sensibilities. Thanks to its well-proportioned case and curved lugs, the 5270 fit my rather small, 6.75-in. wrist well, and I imagine it will comfortably fit nearly all wrist sizes. The placement of the square-shaped pushers and crown is beautifully centered. Overall, I give an A+ to Patek for the 5270’s case design.

One can not discuss a perpetual calendar chronograph from Patek Philippe without mentioning the potential long-term collectability of a particular reference. How does the 5270 fit in with its predecessors?

The verdict is still out on that, as the watch is still very much alive and Patek references rarely build steam until after they have been discontinued.

Fortunately for us, This Patek 5270G-013 is officially discontinued.

Retails for $176,300
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I will say that the 1518, 2499, 3970, and 5970 are all fantastic pieces, each with their fans, and the simple fact that they are discontinued helps their desirability for long-term collectors.

Additionally, production for all previous references was limited by supply from outside movement companies – Valjoux first, then Lemania. We know roughly how many of each reference was produced and we also know that no more will ever be made.

We cannot say that about this new reference, as Patek holds all the keys to production. However, I believe the 5270 to be a watch of great significance, containing the first in-house mechanism for this great combination of complications. Add to that the largest diameter in the family, and more than one dial variation, and down the road, the 5270 could very well be a very collectible piece.

The 5270G-013 (introduced in 2014 and discontinued in 2015) is already experiencing increased demand from collectors.

Patek Philippe’s release of the reference 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph was a big deal.

The complication has been in Patek Philippe’s catalog since 1941, and as our exhaustive look at the family points out, it is also one of the brand’s most important watches. Vintage or modern, Patek’s perpetual calendar chronographs are among the most coveted and collectible of all wristwatches. The fact that no other watch has appeared on as many watch auction catalog covers is a testament to their collectability and widespread appeal. The 5270’s introduction was remarkable as it was the first Patek perpetual calendar chronograph to use a 100% in-house designed and manufactured movement. For such an iconic watch, expectations were as high as it gets.

Some important dial differences differentiate the 5270 from its predecessors. Most notably, the seconds indication and minute counter now reside below the center, horizontal axis of the dial. This made Patek’s life more difficult. The repositioning of these hands in the 29-535 PS rendered the perpetual calendar module developed for the 3970 and 5970 obsolete. An all new module was required, taking Patek two years of development to complete.

For improved readability, the day/night and leap-year indicators were removed from the 9 and 3 o’clock subdials, as found on the 3970 and 5970. Instead, they were placed within small apertures to the right and left of the date/moon phase subdial at 6 o’clock, taking inspiration from the leap-year aperture first used by Patek in the reference 3450 perpetual calendar launched in 1981. The day/night indicator transitions continually, from full white to full blue over the course of 24 hours, where the white color indicates daytime, and the blue color indicates nighttime.

Since the 5270’s release, three different dials were introduced. The first variant, found in watches with reference 5270G-001, eliminated the tachometer scale included on 5970 dials. Similar instead to the dials on the now-discontinued reference 5004 perpetual calendar with split seconds chronograph, the outer circumference featured a seconds track for the chronograph with 1/5th second sub-divisions, minus the markers at each minute position. A second, closed, railroad-type minute track lies just inside the outer seconds track. Finally, with more room on the upper half of the dial due to the lower-positioned subdials, the font size of the "Patek Philippe" brand name at 12 o’clock was significantly increased compared with the size used on the 5970. The dial instead of having blackened hands and indices like the normal 5270, has white gold hands and hour markers.

In late 2013, Patek discontinued the 5270G-001 and released a second dial type for the 5270G. Two different colors were introduced – one with a silver opaline dial, reference 5270G-013, and one with a blue sunburst dial, reference 5270G-014. Both re-introduced a tachometer scale along the outer circumference. A combined, open, railroad-track ring scaled for both the chronograph seconds and timekeeping minutes lies just inside the tachometer. The seconds and 30-minute counter subdials were modified to include closed, railroad-track scales, while their centers are sunk, or stepped, with a very fine, concentric circle guilloché pattern found inside them.

The Movement:

The launch of the 5270 marked the end of Patek’s reliance on other companies for any of their movements. The movement is based on the in-house, chronograph caliber 29-535 PS, originally launched in 2009 following five years of development. Within it, Patek utilized innovations leveraged from the ultra-thin, split-second chronograph caliber 27-525 PS, while applying lessons learned and improving upon shortcomings they found within the Nouvelle Lemania-based caliber 27-70 CH.

Consider a chronograph mechanism as a separate module, which, through a “clutch,” is coupled to the movement to power the chronograph’s indicators once activated. For traditional and aesthetic reasons, Patek opted for a classic, column-wheel-based architecture employing a lateral-clutch engagement mechanism. The alternative, a vertical clutch, was used by Patek in their self-winding CH 28-520 caliber launched in 2006 and used in references 5960 and 5980. Vertical-clutch coupling has some advantages, such as greater efficiency and less jitters on the hands when the chronograph is started/stopped/reset. However, for a large-diameter, manual-winding movement, the aesthetics of the bridges and their layout would have been comparatively unappealing if a vertical-clutch-based design was used.

In addition, the 29-535 PS incorporates a wonderful, instantaneous minute counter. When the chronograph seconds hand crosses the 60-second mark, the minute hand at 3 o’clock jumps instantaneously to the next minute. It’s absolutely delightful to watch, and gives the wearer the sense that they are holding an instrument built with precision.

Fitted atop the chronograph mechanism is an all-new perpetual calendar module designed to fit the new 29-535 architecture. The module, with 182 parts, is exceptionally thin, measuring just 1.65 mm in diameter, with a diameter of 32 mm, making it slightly wider than the 29.6 mm base chronograph caliber. The total thickness of the movement is just 7.0 mm, 2/10th’s of a millimeter thinner than the 27-70 CH.

It incorporates a more precise moon-phase indicator than its predecessor – accurate to one day every 122 years. While not the most accurate moon phase on the market (that distinction belongs to Lange at the moment), it’s pretty darn good.

Also known as: Patek Philippe 5270G-013, Patek 5270G-013, Patek 5270G013


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