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- A FINE 18K WHITE GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS
REF 5070G MVT 3362883 CASE 4374980 MADE IN 2006
- white gold
• cal. 27-70 manual winding nickel lever movement stamped with the Seal of Geneva, 24 jewels, Gyromax balance • silvered dial, applied black oxidized Arabic numerals, outer tachometer scale, outermost minute and 1/5 second track, black oxidized feuille hands, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register • stepped bezel, polished case, sapphire crystal and screw-down display case back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe folding clasp
Favoured for its sporty, elegant design, Ref. 5070 is among the largest wristwatches ever made by Patek Philippe. Introduced in 1998, the model marked Patek Philippe’s return to the manufacture of pure chronograph wristwatches (i.e. those without the addition of calendar work); such chronographs had been absent from the company’s production for almost 30 years, since the cessation of Ref.1463 in the late 1960s.The inspiration for Ref. 5070 was Ref. 2512, a split-seconds chronograph produced by Patek Philippe between 1950 and 1952; indeed, the case and dial designs of the 5070 and 2512 are very much alike. The 5070 model has now been discontinued and, at Basel World in Spring 2010, the firm unveiled Ref.5170 as its only gentleman’s ‘simple’ chronograph.