Patek Philippe has introduced a one-of-a-kind iteration of its well-known Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270, first launched in 2011. Housed in an ultra-light titanium case, the new timepiece comes with an emerald green sunburst dial and will be auctioned off on November 7, 2022, at the biannual Children Action Gala in Geneva. The 5270T-01 is currently on display at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XV preview.
What makes this new Patek Philippe watch an entirely unique piece is the choice of its case metal. In the past, Reference 5270 has exclusively been cased in gold or platinum, but now the Swiss watchmaker has crafted it from titanium. Titanium has been used only a handful of times by Patek Philippe, usually for charity auctions, such as Only Watch. The last titanium watch by the brand was the 5208T-010, which was auctioned at Only Watch in 2017.
Apart from its case, the latest Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270T-010 offers a distinctive and eye-catchy emerald green display with a sunburst finish. Just like its predecessors, the dial of the watch consists of three sub-dials at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock in addition to the neatly placed day and month apertures at the 12 o'clock position. The counter at 6 is surrounded by a date track and comprises a moonphase complication. Inside the new Patek Philippe watch is the brand's hand-wound CH 29-535 PS Q calibre that features 33 jewels, beats at the frequency of 28,800vph and offers a power reserve of up to 65 hours. The movement is visible through the transparent caseback, which bears the metallized inscription 'Children Action 2022' The watch is mounted on an elegant black alligator leather strap, featuring green stitching on its sides that matches the colour of the dial.
This new Patek Philippe watch will be presented at this year's Child Action Gala. Organised every two years, the gala auctions off a host of different items to raise money for various causes. The private, non-profit cooperation was set up in 1976 to focus on the education and social welfare of impoverished children and their families. It also provides resource and referral services for families seeking child care, child care subsidies, recruitment and professional development of the child care workforce, and family education and support.
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