Patek Philippe Replica – Hand-Wound – Chronograph: three words that give you an immediate indication of what to expect. Classic, iconic, timeless, desirable, historic. This watch, a manual-winding chronograph by Patek, is a perfect example of the grail watch for many collectors.
There was also a big novelty inside the case, the calibre CH-29-535, Patek’s own hand-wound chronograph movement, incorporated for the first time inside a men’s watch. There were three main manifestations of this Replica Watch: baton markers with pulsometer; Breguet numerals with pulsometer; and finally, Breguet numerals with only a seconds scale.
LuxuryWatches slightly increases the diameter to 41mm – versus 39.4mm for the 5170 models – to make this watch slightly more casual, a bit sportier, a bit more modern, but not oversized either. The profile remains relatively slim at 11mm and the watch wears great on most men’s wrists.
On the dial side, the influence of the 5320G is also clear. The same Arabic numerals, the same “syringe” hands – which are named by Patek “fine-tipped baton” – and the same slightly less conservative attitude. For this Hand-Wound Chronograph 5172G Replica UK, however, Patek has gone for a matte blue varnished dial.