Sneak Peek: Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G-001

Sneak Peek: Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G-001

The 2019 Chronograph in a fully polished white gold case (reference: 5172G-001) marks Patek Philippe’s latest chronograph complication model replacing reference 5170P-001 (in platinum) released in 2017. It continues the much beloved blue dial look that was also introduced in 2017.

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The movement used — CH 29-535 PS — is a manually wound chronograph — based on the same first classic movement entirely developed and manufactured by Patek Philippe, Ref. 5170 in 2010 — comprising of 270 parts and beating at the frequency of 4Hz (28’800 A/h) allowing for a very decent min 65 hour power reserve.

The watch face shows the functions of hours, minutes, chronograph, tachymeter scale, central chronograph hand, small seconds, and an instantaneous 30-minute counter on striking blue varnished dial and gold applied numerals with luminescent coating. (Please see our detailed review here for more info on the dial face).  

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The display case-back is covered by sapphire crystal through which the intricately detailed finissage (French for finishing) of bridges with chamfered and polished edges and Geneva striped decorations can be admired. 

The 5172G-001 Patek Philippe Chronograph comes on a hand-stitched calfskin strap in a shade of navy blue to match the dial, with a white- gold fold-over clasp. 

The water resistance is a minimal 30m (3 ATM) on this one, though considering this is a dressy chronograph, in works fine. 

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Watch Ya Gonna Do About It? 

In terms of use, we would say it is definitely a daily wearer. It can also be used as a special occasion dress watch, or while observing a sports match or a game of Polo. Given it’s only 41mm diameter in size and comes in at only 11.45mm thickness, it’s a rare example of blending both the sizes of a traditional dress & sports watch, and fits the design language of both. It would work very well in a formal occasion or black-tie event and it will fit perfectly under the cuff for that boardroom meeting as well. It’s simply versatile and fantastic. 

It is after all a ‘Holy Trinity’ watch production. It is a Patek Philippe in-house designed chronograph watch, and it can make become a highly sought after item for the brand connoisseurs and collectors. It’s definitely a good looking dress watch and while the blue dial on white gold shiny case is a show stopper, the exclusivity of this is definitely going to be a head turner. 


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Grail-o-meter: Hunt it (This is the highest any watch has rated so far on our Grail rating).

If you want to read our detailed review, please head here.

Alternatively you can also check out our cool Infographic on this watch here.

To find out more about this and other Patek watches, visit the Patek website here.