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They want to voice their uber-conservative taste whenever possible for it is their convenient safe-place at which cosied up against the soft walls of watch flavor conservatism, they’re free from producing a wrong call.Many more refrain from diamonds onto an otherwise conservative-friendly Patek Philippe Watches Pre Owned Replica chronograph like the 5170 — a much lass offensive design move, I’d say, than the manufacture’s recent foray into pilot watches. I belong to this bunch of horological outcasts. If we are honest, any watch that costs more than say, $1,000 is in 1 way or another an excessive, luxurious trait — and with that in mind (and especially when you’re spending well into five figures), diamond hour markers seem more natural than ever.The 39.4mm-wide platinum instance may simply be 10.9mm thick — the Patek Philippe 5170P gets proportions right — but it still has considerable heft to it. Since the “P” in the reference number and the weight over the wrist indicate, this 5170 is crafted from the heaviest of precious luxury watch substances. This, in a Patek Philippe, further involves a tiny diamond set in between the lower lugs of the timepiece, nothing more than a reminder that you demand nothing but the best — or most expensive — the world has to offer.Speaking of the best, the hand-wound Patek Philippe Caliber CH 29-535 PS is indeed one of the greatest quintessential luxury chronograph moves, leaving no space for diverse arguments or tastes. The inferior horizontal clutch makes for an aesthetically superior caseback — those two constantly attached wheels on the left hand side of this motion on the picture above swivel ever so slightly to mesh with the chronograph moments’ center wheel once the chronograph is initiated.The column wheel is concealed beneath a highly polished cap as seen on the picture directly above. It is an eccentric cap that allows for the fine-tuning of this above clutch — since you can see, there is a somewhat beautifully curved arm that connects both meshing wheels with the pillar wheel itself.

The ref. 5320G-001 is the newest perpetual calendar from Patek Philippe, taking its cues from a pair of watches from the 1950s, the refs. 2497 and 2438, both perpetual calendars with a similar dial style.

But the new has an even more specific inspiration that now sits in the Patek Philippe Watches-facebook Replica museum: the steel ref. 1591, a one-off example once owned by a Maharajah that was sold by Christie’s for over US$2m in 2007.

Though the inspiration is mid 20th century, the build quality of the watch is distinctly modern. The dial is retro, even the lugs have tinges of Art Deco style, but the construction of both are impressively detailed in a manner only modern production can achieve. Those elements, more than the somewhat derivative design, are really what make the watch stand out.

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Like the two vintage models that inspired it, the new ref. 5320G has a pair of apertures at 12 o’clock for the day and month, while the date is on a sub-dial at six that also contains the moon phase.

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On either side of the moon phase are circular windows, the leftmost a day and night indicator and the other for the leap year. The layout gives the dial a pleasing symmetry and functional appearance, while also being legible. While there’s little to criticise in the utility of the dial, it won’t win any awards for ingenuity.

Another strength is the fit and finish of the dial, which is excellent. It has a glossy, cream surface that is lacquer and not enamel (one can fantasise about the day Patek Philippe delivers a fired enamel dial on a perpetual at this price), that suits the look of the watch.

The Arabic numerals and round five minute markers that are made of black-coated 18k gold, as are the hands. These blackened gold elements look very good up close.

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And the impression left by the case is similar. Made of white gold and a good 40mm in diameter, not too big or too small as Goldilocks might say, the case has triple stepped lugs with pointed tips that curve downwards, a look adopted from the ref. 2405 of the 1950s. It’s a flamboyant detail that’s only apparent up close.

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The lugs meet the flat, sloping bezel, which in turn sits under a “box-shape” sapphire crystal. It’s domed with an angular edge, bringing to mind the Plexiglas crystals on vintage watches.

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The rest of the case is equally well made in terms of detailing and finish, significantly surpassing the construction of the cases used for better known Patek Philippe perpetual calendars, which historically had relatively simple cases.

Notably, the case is a single piece, meaning the bezel and case middle are one (the snap-on case back is separate). The case blank is stamped out from a block of gold, then machined to fill out the finer elements like the fluting on the lugs. While stamped cases are usually associated with simpler, inexpensive forms, the case in this case, no pun intended, is properly detailed.

Inside the cal. 324 S Q, a self-winding calibre with a perpetual calendar module on top. Distinguished by its full rotor, the base cal. 324 is usually found in the brand’s annual calendars.

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The cal. 324 S Q is a new calibre in the sense that it’s the first time this particular perpetual module is paired with the base movement. Almost identical to the perpetual calendar mechanism found in the ref. 5270 chronograph – both share the same calendar layout – the perpetual calendar module is functionally familiar, and set via recessed pushers in the case band.

Visually the movement is impossible to distinguish from that in other models. It’s finished in the same manner, decorated to be attractive but with done so with a combination of manual and mechanical application.

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On the wrist the ref. 5320G feels like a modern watch, being substantial enough in size and weight, with all the detailing expected of a contemporary timepiece. It just happens to be wearing 1950s period dress.

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Price and availability

Priced similar to other Patek Philippe perpetual calendars and comparable watches from other brands that aspire to be Patek Philippe, the ref. 5320G is still a lot of money for what is is. It’ll carry a price tag of SFr73,000 or S$109,000, and be available sometime later this year.

Correction April 2, 2017: The white gold case is not rhodium-plated as stated earlier.
Addition April 16, 2017: Elaboration on the fact that the bezel and case are a single, stamped piece.

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It is likely to take a particular kind of buyer who likes the Patek tradition and wants a simple dress watch but has also seen their share of watches which look like heirlooms straight out of the boutique. I believe Patek Philippe would be wise to make a steel option but for now it is only going to be available in white gold. Priced at just around $30,000, it’s about what you would expect to get a golden Patek Philippe time-only watch. I’m tenuously positive about the watch but it is a substantial sticker price for your quirky cousin in the Calatrava family. Auctions are ideal for the sale of special items which are not otherwise available on the market.For that reason, I look forward to the intriguing watches which are donated to the Just Watch auction series which is presently being run by the auction house Christie’s. Just Watch is an event that we’ve covered a good deal over the years on aBlogtoWatch, and the next installment of the biennial auction sale will happen at Geneva on November 11th, 2017. The sole Watch auction series is not as powerful an event because it was, but its principal theme is still respected. The notion is that watch manufacturers publish unique watches made especially to be given and sold in the auction. These are exceptional prototypes or are the very first in a limited-edition series. The proceeds (minus all kinds of fees, I am sure) are to be awarded to Association Monegasque Contre le Myopathies (AMM) whose objective is to fund medical research to help treat a form of muscular dystrophy.Only Watch is just as powerful as the watches which are donated by watch manufacturers. All these are tax write-offs in addition to a way to gain publicity and an ego boost. Brands like to see their products go under the gavel and get purchased by collectors. With that said, there is nothing to stop brands from bidding in their watches either directly or by means of a proxy. So, in my opinion, the actual numerical value of exactly what the watches wind up going for at the auction should be taken with a grain of salt. The exact same philosophy ought to be applied to the outcomes of any auction, as they just represent what one buyer, that happened to be current, was ready to do this day.

Particularly large and impressively furnished, the remodelled and enlarged Patek Philippe boutique in Singapore is the largest in the region, equivalent in size to a good-sized apartment. Located in ION Orchard mall, the store is the first to feature the brand’s new interior design that combines familiar elements like the Calatrava cross and burnished brass with new materials including Indian rosewood.

Just over 265 square metres in size, or 2850 square feet for those who count in imperial units, the store includes an unusually large showcase of Patek Philippe Watches India Replica watches, sitting under a tiered Baccarat crystal chandelier. An enclosed private area occupies one end of the store, and includes direct access from the shopping mall’s driveway, making it a breeze to pick up the latest grand complication discreetly.

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Opened in collaboration with Singapore retailer Cortina Watch, the boutique is located on the second floor of the mall, in the same location as the original store that opened in 2009. Cortina and the Geneva watchmaker have been partners for over 40 years, explaining the expansive new store, which is nearly five times as large as the old one. The address of the store remains unchanged at:

2 Orchard Turn, #02-03
ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

The boutique is open daily from 10:45 am to 9:00 pm.