A funky-dialled Patek Philippe is always a show-stopped; just look what happened with the Tiffany Blue Nautilus. But while that particular take on the steel sports icon was limited to a gargantuan 170 pieces (seriously, why doesn’t everyone have one?), their latest release is unique: the Ref. 5270T-010.
First off, there’s more to love about this watch than the emerald green dial, though that’s about as eye-catching as a dial can get. This also happens to be the first Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270 in titanium.
It has the same 41mm case as the standard Ref. 5270s, but instead of the usual precious metals, you have lightweight titanium, transforming both the piece’s aesthetics with the metal’s signature grey and its feel on the wrist. It’s an incredibly special piece, the kind that even renowned collector Patrick Getreide would want to get his hands on.
Inside is Patek’s famous Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q, the perpetual calendar movement most watchmakers aspire to, displaying day, date, month, moon phase and leap year, along with a chronograph function. It’s what we’ve come to know and love from the maison.
So, how does one get one’s hands on a piece of future Patek Philippe history? At auction, of course, specifically the Children Action charity auction taking place in Geneva, November 7th. That gives the hype plenty of time to build – and plenty of time to get your bets in on which celeb will be snapped wearing it.
That said, if you want to see it in the flesh before then, you can catch a rare glimpse of the Ref. 5270T-010 at the Geneva Watch Auction: XV, overseen by Phillips with Bacs & Russo. The annual auction’s always a highlight of the horological calendar, but this time all eyes will be on the Patek, even if it’s not yet for sale.
When it is, records get ready to be broken. At least it’s for charity.
Price & Specs:
- Model: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270T-010
- Reference: 5270T-010
- Case/dial: 40mm diameter, titanium case, emerald green sunburst dial
- Movement: In-house Calibre CHR 29‑535 PS Q, manual winding, 34 jewels, 496 parts
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Power reserve: Min 55h / max 65h
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, split-seconds chronograph, instantaneous 30-minute counter, perpetual calendar, date indicated by hand, day, month, leap year and day/night, moon-phase
- Strap: Shiny black alligator leather
- Price/availability: Unique piece created for the Children Action charity auction taking place in Geneva, November 7th
More details at Patek Philippe.