A Signature Dish
The Patek Phillippe Ref. 5270R combines a perpetual calendar with a column-wheel chronograph, all packaged together in a tasteful ensemble for the delectation of connoisseurs.
My culinary skills are very limited, however, a few weeks ago my wife was poorly and it was my duty to step into the breach and assume the role of chef. I freely admit I am not the most creative cook, nevertheless I am adept at making omelettes. Indeed, an omelette is my signature dish.
Likewise, the perpetual calendar chronograph is the signature dish of Patek Philippe. Ever since 1941, when the first Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph, the Ref. 1518, was released, this particular pairing of complications have been associated with the Genevan watch brand. Since then, Patek has released other perpetual calendar chronographs with every iteration attracting auction room interest.
The Ref. 5270R is different from its forebears in that the movement is ‘entirely developed and crafted’ in the Patek Philippe workshops in Geneva. Moreover, the topography of the dial is subtly different from previous Patek perpetual calendar chronographs.