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My budget... $5000 or less

 

 

Five very different things, around the five grand mark, all of which I happen to love.  In roughly descending order of price:

 

 

 

 

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Beauty.

Lately I've had a hankerin' for a Rolex w/ Jubilee bracelet. Something along the lines of this...

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Cyc, a friend of mine just got one.  I've never liked the fluted bezel, never liked the gold and steel two tone thing, and never liked the Jubilee bracelet.  Yet all together...somehow the way it was meant to be.

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Here we are! The new 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph design from Patek... Available in blue and white dials (soon). What do you guys think!

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For comparison here is my old model 3970 in a white metal too:

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Okay I guess the angles and rendering offers an unfair comparison. But oh that melting tachymeter at 6.... (Barf!)



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Not a fan of the tach, but man do I like that blue dial with the moonphase.
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Five very different things, around the five grand mark, all of which I happen to love.  In roughly descending order of price:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want.

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Five very different things, around the five grand mark, all of which I happen to love.  In roughly descending order of price:














OK...now we are talking...that Omega just made the list.
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Nice pics, NS, frilly and cyc. I hope everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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CTL: there are many versions of that too; that's the smaller (42mm) version with the blue moonphase that I prefer, the moonphase on the newer one is black, and the latest version comes in a monster 45mm-ish case.  There's also one like that shown with "broad arrow" blue hands on a white dial, that I suspect you will like.  And they are well under your $5k budget.

 

Roger: me too, and it's only $3k-ish.

 

Frilly: I'm confused, as the one shown on the Hodinkee review doesn't seem to be melting.  And it looks nice.  But I can't help ask whether 41mm is unnecessarily big considering the 36mm size of your 3970p.  39mm would have been perfect!

 

 

But yours is platinum and therefore bestest.  The end.

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Not a fan of the tach, but man do I like that blue dial with the moonphase.

 

I am sure that blue dial will be stunning in person.  I'm not sure if I can get over the melting tach aesthetic... especially given its (expected) price tag of around $178,000 (maybe more).

 

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Nice pics, NS, frilly and cyc. I hope everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

 

Same with you, Stitchy!

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Frilly: I'm confused, as the one shown on the Hodinkee review doesn't seem to be melting.  And it looks nice.  But I can't help ask whether 41mm is unnecessarily big considering the 36mm size of your 3970p.  39mm would have been perfect!

 

 

But yours is platinum and therefore bestest.  The end.

 

Ah, this is the original 5270G ("G" is Patek's indicator for "white gold").  It is a lovely piece in person, although I have my quibbles about it from an aesthetic point of view (I don't personally like how they moved the day/night indicator and the leap year indicator down to between 7 and 8 and 4 and 5, respectively; look at how those two subdials are a wee bit below the equator/midpoint, blah blah)... combined with the MSRP of close to USD178,000, well... there is no room for little aesthetic quibbles haha.

 

The two pics I posted above are literally additions to Patek's website as of yesterday.  Only the latest and greatest for TWATters!

 

http://www.patek.com/contents/default/en/5270G_013.html

 

http://www.patek.com/contents/default/en/5270G_014.html

 

Word came out about this revised design for the 5270G about two months ago, and the rumor was that it was for a limited run.  Since Patek put it on their website yesterday folks are now wondering whether it really is going to be for a standard run.  

 

The original 5270 was never an incredibly popular piece, for a variety of reasons.  It was severely discounted, often going for 25 to 30% off MSRP even from ADs.  Now that the original 5270 has been discontinued, there has been an uptick in demand (usual pattern for most - but not all - discontinued Patek pieces).  I am not sure how popular this new design will be.

 

A more detailed discussion here at PSP from the moderator Oliver Weindl, with accompanying pics:

 

http://patek.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-11/pi-6150598/ti-899138/s-0/t-patek-philippe-pp-5270g-001-pp-5270g-015-pp-5270g-013-and-pp-5270g-014/

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How strange to change the actual design so markedly, while keeping the same reference.  I actually like those little indicators, although I suppose if one doesn't count well, the leap year indicator subdial on the 3970 is more effective!  But overall you're right: the 3970 is just so much neater and better-proportioned.  And yours is platinum. Which means bestest.  Did I already say that?

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How strange to change the actual design so markedly, while keeping the same reference.  I actually like those little indicators, although I suppose if one doesn't count well, the leap year indicator subdial on the 3970 is more effective!  But overall you're right: the 3970 is just so much neater and better-proportioned.  And yours is platinum. Which means bestest.  Did I already say that?


My own inclination is to keep the "symmetry" across subdials. Two hands in the main dial for hours and minutes, two hands in each subdial on 3 and 9. Just like the 3970 and 5970. Yellow gold 3970 pictured here:

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Although to be fair, some people prefer the 5270's "cleaner" look (a function of the larger case size and the assignment of the other functions to the "pimple windows" on the lower two quadrants).

A matter of preference to be sure, but it always boils down to relative pricing for me. Can't have any quibbles at that price point!



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My main issue with the new 5270 (and to some extend the old version) is that it's too unbalanced. With the subdials below the equator, and the melty tachy, it's just so bottom-heavy, which leaves the top half empty. The 3970 was way better balanced. 

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