The Patek Philippe 5270J is the latest version of a lineage that perfectly sums up the brand, and that started in 1941 with the reference 1518, the first-ever perpetual calendar chronograph. Introduced in 2011, this watch is now in its third iteration – all of them are explained here. Currently available in 18k pink gold on matching bracelet and in platinum with a salmon/gold-coloured dial, Patek is extending its regular collection with a version cased in yellow gold for the first time. Meet the new Patek Philippe 5270J-001 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
The 5270… A collection into the collection
As surprising as it seems, the Patek Philippe 5270 has never been cased in yellow gold, especially when you find out that Patek has already introduced nine versions of this watch in the past (and this doesn’t include the 5271 with diamonds):
- First generation, 2011, reference 5270G-001, white gold and silver brushed dial with blackened hands/indexes, no tachymeter
- Second generation, 2013, reference 5270G-015 ‘KunstWerkUhr’, white gold with silver dial with blue accents, limited to 50 pieces, tachymeter and chin
- Second generation, 2013, reference 5270G-013, white gold with silver dial, tachymeter and chin
- Second generation, 2013, reference 5270G-014, white gold with blue dial, tachymeter and chin
- Third generation, 2015, reference 5270G-018, white gold and silver dial, tachymeter, no chin
- Third generation, 2015, reference 5270G-019, white gold and blue dial, tachymeter, no chin
- Third generation, 2015, reference 5270R-001, rose gold and silver dial, tachymeter, no chin
- Third generation, 2018, reference 5270/1R-001, rose gold and black dial, tachymeter, no chin, gold bracelet
- Third generation, 2018, reference 5270P-001, platinum and gold-coloured dial, tachymeter, no chin
- Third generation, 2020, reference 5270J-001, yellow gold and silver dial, tachymeter, no chin
The 5270J, for the first time in yellow gold
After multiple editions in white and rose gold, it is time for the iconic Perpetual Calendar Chronograph to be crafted in yellow gold, the most classical precious metal.. Apart from the different alloy used, the case of this 5270J retains the same proportions – 41mm diameter and 12.4mm height – and shapes as the previous models. The case has a classic convex bezel, straight casebands and beautifully-designed lugs with lateral steps. The case is entirely polished, with the exception of the brushed pusher flanks. This traditional look is complemented by a matte chocolate brown alligator leather strap with 18k yellow gold fold-over clasp.
The dial also relies on classic codes. While the recent platinum/salmon version marked a new step in the evolution of the 5270, with applied blackened Arabic numerals, the new 5270J retains the faceted baton indexes of most other models, combined with leaf-shaped yellow gold hands. This gold tone is also found around the weekday and month windows. Specific to this version, the hands related to the chronograph indications – central seconds and 30-minute counter – are sandblasted and yellow gold-plated for a discreet contrast with the rest of the indications.
The display of the 5270J hasn’t changed and the dial adopts the style of all third-generation models, meaning a tachymeter scale on the periphery and the absence of the highly discussed ‘chin’ at 6 o’clock (which was the main criticism of the second generation). The perpetual calendar, a module on top of the chronograph movement, displays the date and moon phases at 6 o’clock, framed by two windows for the leap year and day/night indication. The weekday and the month are found at 12 o’clock in rectangular windows.
Powering the new Patek Philippe 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the calibre CH 29-535 PS Q based on the brand’s in-house hand-wound chronograph architecture. This movement, both classic in layout and modern in some of its technical solutions, is a fine example of Haute Horlogerie decoration, as you can see in the photos above. The movement stores up to 55 hours of power reserve and beats at 4Hz. It is visible under a sapphire crystal, however, a solid back in 18K yellow gold is also included.
Price and availability
The Patek Philippe 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph comes in addition to the existing 5270/1R-001 and 5270P-001. It will be priced at EUR 153,290 (with 20% VAT).
More details at patek.com.