Best Patek Philippe replica watches and the chronograph wristwatch go way back, but it wasn’t until 1998 that the modern-day chronograph references that we’re familiar with began production. The Ref. 5070 is a cult classic that’s highly sought after today. Its 42 mm diameter may seem normal today, but back in the late 1990s, it would’ve been jarring. The Ref. 5070 was one of the last Patek Philippe references to be fitted with a Lemania-based movement (part of the reason why the watch is so coveted). The last of the Ref. 5070s were made in 2009 just as the manufactory began switching gears to introduce the Ref. 5170. In contrast to its girthy predecessor, the Ref. 5170 is elegance incarnate. The Ref. 5170 is sub-40 mm in size, features Patek Philippe’s in-house Calibre 29-535 PS, and has an ultra-clean design – perhaps too clean. Where the Ref. 5170 gained in refinement, it lost out in character. The Ref. 5070 has always been deemed the more charming reference because of its more elaborately designed case, dial and movement. In 2019, the Ref. 5170 calls time on its status as resident chronograph wristwatch and passes the baton on to the Ref. 5172. The Ref. 5172 is the culmination of what top UK Patek Philippe fake watches has learned since the Ref. 5070. It combines elegance with character and is, in a way, the answer to the question, “what if the Ref. 5070 and Ref. 5170 had a kid?”.
Replica Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5172G-010 Watches
Up until this year, there was only the one Ref. 5172 model with its rather casual blue dial and calf strap combo. In 2022, Patek Philippe ramps up the charm offensive by introducing a new variant that tugs hard on the heartstrings of enthusiasts. Here, we bring you the details and our honest thoughts on the new 1:1 Swiss replica Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5172G-010 watches with rose-gilded (salmon) dial.
The Case, Dial, and Hands
The case of the new Ref. 5172G-010 is rendered in white gold, just like the Ref. 5172G-001 that came before it. At 41 mm x 11.45 mm, the Ref. 5172 is well within contemporary AAA copy watches territory. It is a departure from the sub-40 mm sizing of the Ref. 5170, perhaps to appeal to younger clientele. Even the case design is far more nuanced, embracing retro- over classical-styling. The most obvious changes can be seen on the lugs and chronograph pushers. In the former, the Ref. 5172 favours a more ornate design in the form of Art Deco-inspired, double-stepped lugs. The chronograph pushers are a nod to the Ref. 1463 from mid 20th century, Swiss movements replica Patek Philippe’s first waterproof chronograph watches. Monikered the “tasti tondi” or “round buttons”, the Ref. 1463 featured the same pump pushers with sunburst grooves on the pressing surface now found on the Ref. 5172. These vintage elements result in a case bursting with personality.
For the Ref. 5172G-010, Patek Philippe has upped the ante by fitting it with a rose-gilded dial, or more fondly known to the community as the salmon dial. The brand knows that the salmon dial is like a cheat code that turns any Patek timepiece into a siren song; what better super clone watches online to implement it on than the Ref. 5172 with its retro styling? Everything else on the dial remains unchanged save for the colour of the hands and applied numerals – now in charcoal grey – as well as the colour of the print, now in black for contrast. The best parts of the dial (apart from the colour) are the syringe hands and the tachymetre scale, both of which add to the charm of the watch tremendously. The Ref. 5172G-010 is paired with a shiny brown alligator leather strap, giving it a more refined look than the debuting model in blue.
Driving the Patek Philippe Ref. 5172 replica watches for sale is none other than the 270-part, 33-jewel Calibre CH 29-535 PS. This familiar hand-wound calibre also powers the Ref. 5170 as well as two other ladies’ references, the Ref. 7071 and Ref. 7150. It has a respectable power reserve of 65 hours while operating at a 4 Hz frequency. The Calibre CH 29-535 PS is a horizontal clutch, column wheel chronograph. The movement is protected by no fewer than six patents covering innovations pertaining to toothing profile, engagement depth and self-regulating zero-resetting hammers.
Distinguished by its architecture and high finishing, the Calibre CH 29-535 PS is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. Of note are the beveled and polished edges, the Geneva waves across the bridges, the outward angles, perlage across the base plate, and especially the black polished cap that covers the column wheel which has become somewhat iconic of the movement. A truly contemporary chronograph movement, traditionally built and finished.