It takes audacity to call a new watch a classic, but in the case of the Patek Philippe Ref. 5170J chronograph copy watch , the attribute is justified. Now, the time for speculation is over and the object of desire has become reality: the classic men’s wrist chronograph developed entirely by Patek Philippe and crafted exclusively in the manufacture’s workshops.Although it debuts at Baselworld 2010, it has already been at the top of the wish list of many collectors and aficionados for many years – and a popular topic among specialized publications.
The objective was also to outperform its predecessor, the CH 27-70 PS, which was based on a Lémania movement blank extensively re-engineered and modified by Patek Philippe to create one of the most beautiful chronograph calibers ever made. When the new chronograph movement premièred last November with the launch of the Patek Philippe Ladies First Chronograph, the CH 29-535 PS caliber was discussed in-depth by many journalists and found to fulfill the loftiest expectations. All good things take time. And if it has to be perfect, it might take some more time. After all, the ambition with the new CH 29-535 PS chronograph caliber for the Ref. 5170J was not just to present a classic manually wound chronograph movement with a column wheel and a horizontal clutch built entirely in-house. The new chronograph movement inherited its chronograph wheels with the patented tooth profiles. In 2006, the workshops presented the self-winding Annual Calendar chronograph with a disk clutch that delivered further important insights regarding power flows and amplitude characteristics in chronographs. Finally, five further inventions were incorporated in the new caliber CH 29-535 PS to achieve the desired degree of perfection
Patek Philippe chronograph Ref.5170J replica watch spared no effect to exceed all expectations with its new classic wrist chronograph. Indeed, the development of the CH 29-535 PS movement took more than five years, spanning several stages that also embraced further chronograph calibers including, in 2005, the CHR 27-525 PS with a height of just 5.25 mm: it holds the world record as the thinnest split-seconds chronograph movement with column-wheel control.
The railway track minute scale features slightly compressed Breguet numerals. The seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock are recessed in the main dial and arranged somewhat below the horizontal center axis to balance the maker’s signature and the pulsimeter scale inscription in the upper half of the face. The hour, minute, and seconds hands that indicate legal time are crafted from yellow gold to match the hour markers and Roman numerals, while the chronograph seconds and minute hands are black. The counterbalanced trotteuse is black oxidized, and the instantaneously jumping 30-minute counter is made of black nickel-plated yellow gold. Unquestionably, the face of the Ref. 5170J can hardly be excelled as regards elegance, beauty, and legibility. The Ref. 5170J chronograph is a consummate statement of timeless elegance. The silvery white dial has slender applied hour markers as well as yellow-gold applied Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock and black transfer-printed scales. The logarithmic pulsimeter scale on the outermost perimeter is calibrated to 15 heartbeats, revisiting the traditional doctor’s Patek Philippe copy watch.