We described the 5170 as a ‘back to basics’ dressy chronograph, with a classic, Patek Philippe Replica elegant 39mm Calatrava case, a restrained touch of vintage and the incorporation of Patek’s brand new in-house manual-winding chronograph movement; a very big deal indeed.
The 41mm white gold case of Ref. 5172G is larger than its predecessor, which combined with the prominent piston pushers confer it a sportier, more casual look. Although they are smaller than the rectangular pushers on the Patek Philippe 5170 Replica and poke out beyond the level of the crown, the pushers glide in and out like silk.
The two sub-dials for the small seconds and the instantaneous 30-minute counter are framed by a white railway-track scale and are positioned slightly below the equator of the dial.All the markings, from the peripheral tachymetre scale to the inscriptions Fake Watches white dial, a sensible choice in the pursuit of legibility. As a final vintage touch, a box-shaped sapphire crystal crowns the dial offering interesting distortions when viewed from the side.
Beating at a modern 4Hz frequency, the watch has a hearty power reserve of 65 hours when the chronograph is disengaged. Finished with great care, in keeping with the mandates of the Swiss Fake Patek Philippe seal, you can see the hand-chamfered and polished edges of the bridge with Côtes de Genève ornamentation, the circular graining, the gold chatons, the perfectly finished levers and the distinctive cap covering the column wheel.