Patek Philippe unveiled the new classic chronograph 5172G model at Baselworld 2019. This announcement signifies an addition to their catalog, while replacing the entire reference 5170. Although the new reference is more a mix of several previous Patek models than just an upgrade to its predecessor; Patek Philippe has nonetheless chosen this hybrid timepiece as their new chronograph.
The original reference 5170 was introduced back in 2010 and although some can still be found on the market, you can expect that to change very soon. Those interested in the phasing-out model should move fast. We currently have one of the variants (Ref#: 5170G) in this collection in stock at EiT as you can see here, so get in touch ASAP to secure it for yourself before its gone.
The new updated model comes in a 41mm stepped case made of 18k white gold with an exhibition sapphire crystal case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement.
Although this updated version has kept housing the same caliber movement Patek has chosen to slightly increase its former 39mm case diameter to the aforementioned 41mm.
It comes equipped with two-push pieces that operate the chronograph functions with a setting crown in-between them. The previous elongated pushers of its predecessor have been replaced by pump-style pushers for the new reference model line.
The riveted crown has been embossed with the iconic Calatrava cross, while the push-pieces have a vintage-inspired guilloché “propeller in motion” style finish.
Other aesthetic crafting’s include the three-tier lugs that can also be admired at a peripheral glance, while also providing an accommodating curvature to embrace the users wrist with a comfortable fit. All topped by a domed sapphire “box type” crystal glass that also assists with water-resistance on this watch reaching up to 30 meters (98 feet).
Time is exhibited on a blue varnished dial with white gold applied Arabic numerals, followed by a ring of white printed minute index markers with numerals for every five-minute increment. This blue varnish has a slightly matte and grainy finish, which provides the dial with a more textured look. A tachymeter scale can also be seen circling the dials circumference.
There are two sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position.
The central syringe-shaped hands and Arabic numerals have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G
This “Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G” (Ref#: 5172G-001) is powered by a hand-wound in-house mechanical movement, caliber CH 29-535-PS with 33 jewels, 270 parts and 28,800 vph. It comes equipped with a column-wheel and a horizontal clutch. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 65 hours, when full wound.
Mounted to the watch is a navy blue calfskin leather strap with exposed white hand-stitching, secured to the wrist by an 18k white gold fold-over clasp.
(This too marks a distinguish form the previous version that came with a crocodile strap, which some would argue is a less comfortable material despite its durability and value.) For more up to date information visit the official Patek Philippe website here.
MSRP: $73,710.00 USD
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