This is the 1:1 Swiss Patek Philippe Ref 5070 Chronograph Replica. The 42mm case is huge-at least by Patek Philippe’s standards. Its movement and case structure are complicated and interesting. It has historical significance.
Ref 5070 was launched in 1998 and is Patek Philippe’s first manual-winding pure chronograph in more than 30 years. Its close relative is the iconic Ref 1463. Patek Philippe has manufactured the Ref 1463 in several different configurations. With different dial colors and layouts, etc.
The Patek Philippe Ref 5070 Chronograph
While it is in some ways the successor to the Ref 1463, the Patek Philippe Replica Watches doesn’t look that much like its predecessor. That’s because the design inspiration comes in part from another model.
Granted, the Cheap Patek Philippe Replica isn’t a split-seconds chrono, but you can see the similarity in the dial layout. At 42mm, it was also huge for the time (much like the Ref 2512, which was even bigger at 45mm!). To balance this, the case height is a svelte 11.6mm. Making the watch more wearable than it might first appear.
One is a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Another small second at 9 o’clock. Note how they are aligned with the center of the dial. Collectors really pay attention to this type of detail.
On the periphery is the seconds track of the Patek Philippe super clone, with a scale of 1/5 second. This chapter ring is also used as a minute track. Next is the tachymeter scale, which appears unusually in the minute track. What completes the look is the square chronograph button and the well-proportioned winding crown.
Another thing that makes the Ref 5070 a little special is the internal movement. Through the sapphire back cover, you can see that the manual wind CH 27-70 is very gorgeous. It is also based on the outsourced Lemania 2310 movement.
As a column wheel chronograph, it swings at a speed of 18,000 vph and provides a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. This was impressive in that period. This is the only Patek Philippe first copy watches for using this movement. Patek Philippe’s first self-produced manual-winding chronograph movement. That’s a big deal.
Over its production life, Patek made four distinct variations of the Ref 5070. From a technical standpoint they’re all identical. What changes is the case metal and the dial colour. And this can make all the difference to collectors.