THE SHAPE OF SUCCESS
Increasing readability and personality, this is the option chosen by the Genevan manufacturer for redesigning the details of this watch, as sporty as it is elegant. Mastered!
In 2010, Patek Philippe presented the reference 5170 as a classic chronograph. This year, the Genevan manufacturer is offering a subtle evolution with the 5172G, which nevertheless changes its personality. To accentuate its distinguished appearance from the previous model, a varnished blue dial serves as the backdrop for the time information. On top are luminescent, appliqué Arabic numerals, encircled by a tachymeter scale. The measurement of short times is carried out using two round, engine-turned pushers. They are read by the central second hand and the 30-minute totalizer located at 3 o’clock. A small second hand at 9 o’clock visually balances the composition. The whole is now protected by a 41mm diameter and 11.45mm thick white gold case.
Reference 5172G remains powered by the CH 29-535 PS caliber with a regulation frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. This hand-wound movement assembled with 270 components has a power reserve of at least 65 hours when the chronograph is stopped. It is also stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal, which highlights the excellence of its finishes and performance. Its accuracy varies from -3/+2 seconds per day.
The triple gadroon fasteners that extend the box contribute to the vintage style of the piece. A calfskin leather strap and its folding clasp are added to complete the timeless elegance of the timepiece.
Price: 66,870 EUR
By Dan Diaconu
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