The classically styled Chronograph 5172G is one of the most beautiful chronograph watches from Patek Philippe, and perfectly showcases the Maison’s capabilities in the field. It was presented in 2019 with a superb deep blue attire, but for Watches & Wonders 2022 Patek upped the ante once more with a luscious salmon-pink tone. Here’s the Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G.
The hand-wound chronograph watch has always played a key role at Patek Philippe, and the 5172G is no exception to the rule. While the 5172G was a change from the classical Calatrava-style case of the 5170, it features the superb Art Deco style lugs from the 5320. This combination makes for one extremely attractive watch, especially in this salmon tone (a favourite among the MONOCHROME team).
On the specifications front, nothing has changed from the previous brown or blue 5172G, as we still have a 41mm wide and 11.45mm tall white gold case with sapphire crystals on both sides. The biggest change is the dial obviously, now in luscious salmon pink. It still has the signature bi-register layout, applied white gold indices, syringe-style hands (also white gold) and a tachymeter scale on the outer perimeter. The change in colour does move it from a refined yet slightly casual outfit to a more formal side of the spectrum.
Movement-wise we once again see the calibre 29-535 PS, which is of course made in house and carries the Patek Philippe seal of quality. This hand-wound mechanical chronograph movement uses 270 components, including 33 jewels. This complex movement indicates central hours and minutes, small seconds (the PS designation in the calibre name) and central chronograph seconds with a 30-minute counter at three o’clock. The finishing is of the highest order, with hand-chamfered and polished edges, Geneva stripes, circular graining, gold chatons, etc. The overall look is genuinely impressive, especially with his new dial.
The Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G-010 comes on a chocolate brown alligator leather strap with a foldover clasp. It is not a limited edition, but we expect it won’t be produced in the thousands either. It retails for CHF 68,000.
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