The perpetual calendar chronograph has long been the face of complicated watchmaking at Patek Philippe. Since the days of the Ref. 1518 – the first ever serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch – this particular pairing of complications on a watch has been thoroughly adored by AAA UK Patek Philippe replica watches collectors and enthusiasts. In fact, the design of the Ref. 1518 was so effective that it has become the template for every reference down the line. Patek Philippe knows better than to fix something that isn’t broken.
Replica Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270P-014 Watches
The Ref. 5270 is cheap fake Patek Philippe’s current resident perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatches. Born in 2011, the Ref. 5270 is the culmination of the brand’s watchmaking know-how, and a worthy successor of the cult-favourite Ref. 5970 before it. This year at Watches & Wonders 2022, Patek Philippe had introduced yet another variant of the Ref. 5270 – this time though it’s more than just a simple colour/material change. This latest release represents the first piece of the next (fourth) generation of the Ref. 5270. Here, we bring you the details and our honest thoughts on the new Swiss made replica Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5270P-014 watches.
The Case, Dial, and Hands
One of the areas in which the new Ref. 5270P remains unchanged is in case design. Still 41 mm in diameter, the absolutely gorgeous case features tiered lugs and a concave bezel. As is customary for all platinum-encased high quality copy Patek Philippe wristwatches, there is a diamond embedded into the band at 6 o’clock. The two pushers on the flanks – brushed on the sides, polished at the top – starts, stops and resets the chronograph function. There are recessed pushers all over the flanks that adjust the perpetual calendar indications when actuated. Of all the perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatches in the market, you’d be hard-pressed to find one with a more charming case. The only minor gripe that some connoisseurs may have pertains to its size; at 41 mm, it is the largest reference in the Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph lineage. Patek Philippe is all about elegance and perhaps the Ref. 5270 can be seen as undermining that core tenet. Times are changing, however, and to be honest, the perfect replica watches still wears with panache on the average male wrist.
Speaking of changing times, who would’ve expected one of Swiss movements Patek Philippe super clone watches’ most classical and revered models to flex a green dial? Up until now, the dials on the numerous variants of the Ref. 5270 sported conservative colours like white or black; the colours only went as adventurous as dark blue or salmon. This is further evidence that Patek Philippe are increasingly targeting younger clientele – just take a look at the brand’s latest Calatrava watch. But we digress. To be fair, the shade of green used by Patek Philippe on their latest Ref. 5270 is more regal than casual. In fact, the way that it gradates to black on the periphery is truly mesmerising. Once you’ve gotten over the exotic new dial, you’ll find that there are other changes on the dial. The most obvious change is in the lack of a tachymetre scale, resulting in a less complex but cleaner dial. With one fewer scale, the date display no longer needs to cut through the remaining scales for lack of space. The name of the game is simplification and this extends to the new sans-serif font used for all the inscribed numbers. It also bears mentioning that the hour and minute hands are no longer leaf-style, and that the hour markers are now tipped on one end.
These on-dial changes are subtle enough that you’d probably not notice or mind them unless you’re extremely passionate about the previous versions. The one thing that definitely hasn’t changed is the layout. The Ref. 5270 remains the most intuitively legible perpetual calendar chronograph in the market thanks to its cruciform layout and judicious use of aperture displays. This is the one aspect of the 1:1 top replica watches that has remained a constant through all four generations of the Ref. 5270.
As hinted by the unchanged layout of the displays on the dial, the Ref. 5270P-014 is driven by the same Calibre CH 29-535 PS Q that has been ever-present in the Ref. 5270. After a long time of dependence on third party suppliers to provide movements, the Calibre CH 29-535 PS Q is the first 2022 fake Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph watches movement to be fully designed and manufactured in-house. It is arguably the most technically advanced movement of its kind. No fewer than six patented innovations are found within, all for the purposes of improving efficiency, reducing wear, and even eliminating hand jitters. Just underneath the dial is the perpetual calendar module which features a moon phase indicator that deviates from the lunar cycle by merely one day every 122 years.
Beyond functionality, the Calibre CH 29-535 PS Q is quite the looker as well. Thanks to its old school construction, the chronograph mechanisms of the movement are in full view through the sapphire crystal case back. Of note are the brushed steel levers, springs and clutches that contrast against the bridges that have been adorned with Geneva waves. Not forgetting as well the column wheel cap that’s been black polished, an uncommon sight since the column wheel is more often than not exposed. There are numerous polished outward angles on the bridges and chronograph parts, which are a hallmark of an artisanal movement. The lack of inward anglage is a pity, though it is understandable given the volume of best China replica watches that Patek Philippe produces each year.