5070G Chronograph | white gold
The Patek Philippe reference 5070 was introduced in 1998, as the brands first non-perpetual chronograph in over 40 years. Following the reference 1463 (produced between 1940 and the late 1960s), the 5070 was the latest chapter in a legacy of great manually-wound, two-register chronographs.
Inspired by a unique split-second chronograph, manufactured by Patek Philippe in the early 1950s, it was the first production watch made by the brand with a case size larger than 40mm, and was originally made exclusively in yellow gold, before later adopting the white-gold case, featured in this example.
Revisiting the much admired ‘golden-era’ of 1940s Patek Philippe chronographs, this 5070G has a silvered dial, with two white subsidiary dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The dial is classically understated, balancing the inclusion of a tachymeter scale and outer railway-minute track perfectly.
The watch displays five hands - hours, minutes, and seconds for the time, with seconds and minute hands for the chronograph. Overall, the dial layout is cleanly designed, with darkened, applied Arabic numerals offering enhanced readability, and the chronograph highly-legible in a variety of lighting conditions. At 42 mm, it's an unconventional size for a Patek Philippe - yet at 11.6mm thick, the stepped case is very refined and wears comfortably on wrist.
The reference 5070G integrates Patek Philippe’s 24-jewel, manual-winding, CH 27-70 caliber, based upon a thoroughly re-worked Nouvelle Lemania 2310 ebauche - much like the iconic references 3970 and 5970. The movement is beautifully finished, with exquisite chamfering on all angles, polishing and decoration, in the form of Geneva striping. The movement uses a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet spring and swan-neck micrometer regulator.
This Patek Philippe 5070G comes as a full-set, with its original Patek Philippe, black alligator strap; our smoked-grey Helsinki nubuck leather strap; original white-gold deployant clasp; additional white-gold tang buckle and its accompanying box and original paperwork (dated 2007).
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Model:||Chronograph Ref. 5070G|
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding Cal. CH 27-70|
|Functions:||chronograph, hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||tachymeter scale, display back, Geneva Seal|
|Case:||42 mm white gold|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||black alligator strap with white gold deployant clasp|
|Box & papers:||full set - box and papers|
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