Happy New Year’s everyone.
I hope you have had a prosperous and wonderful year and that your next will be even better.
One might think that choosing a subject to blog about on the last day of the year will prove a challenge, but it really wasn’t.
I present to you the Patek Philippe 5970:
If you would enter a conversation about Holy Grail horology anywhere in the world, Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronographs are sure to be mentioned.
Patek launched their first movement of this type in 1941,, the 1518 which of lately has been fetching prices around 1.2 million euros.
About a year ago Patek ended the 5970 production and replaced it with the 5270. Assuming the 5970 will appreciate as the previous Patek-movements of this kind, it will for sure prove a healthy investment.
The 5970 houses one of Patek’s very own movements, which is exposed through the sapphire case back; the hand wound 27-70 Q Caliber.
The 27-70 Q Caliber is an interpretation by Patek on the 60 year older Lemania 2310 Movement.
The features: Chronograph with 30 minutes counter, perpetual calendar (day, month, date and leap year), Moon Phases and am/pm indication.
The beautiful case has a diameter of 40 mm, the perfect size in my opinion. It is just over 13 mm thick with a rather massive bezel that is breathtaking. Patek really outdid themselves with the finish on these watches, considered by many amongst the best in the industry. Just look at the rose gold version.
In October 2010, world famous actor Charlie Sheen had a rampant night with a young lady (Porn star Capri Andersson) at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The day after he thrashed the room causing several thousand dollars’ worth of damage, all because he thought that his date had stolen his watch. The time piece in question was a Patek Philippe 5970.
Guitarist extraordinaire Eric Clapton’s watch of choice when roaming around the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.
Epic musicians named John also seem to prefer Perpetual Calendrs from Patek. Below Mr. Lennon and Mr. Mayer
We’re hoping well be able to sell one in our shop soon.
Author: Olle Elander Wistén