The Watch game is a waiting game and doesn’t always seem to make sense. Brands tend to know what the collectors desire, yet let us wait anyway. How is it that we had a Leopard Rolex (I still haven’t forgiven you for that one Rolex) before getting back a Pepsi GMT master in steel?

It is how it is in any waiting game, patience pays. Picture perfect proof of this is the Patek Philippe 5370P Split-Seconds Chronograph, a watch which does just about everything right, and is fully aware of that.

 

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This model is a flawless execution of one of the most coveted complications to date. The Split Second chronograph holds a long history in Patek’s history books. It has been 40 years since the last time Patek blessed us with a two button no frills split second chronograph, and to celebrate this the Genevans decided to push all the right buttons with this model.

What without a doubt stands at the forefront of the model is the enamel dial. Made out of white gold, it gets baked at 850° C only to then undergo a complicated cooling process. What follows is a three hour polishing period to produce a black so rich it sucks light and attention likewise.

 

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On the dial we find white gold Breguet numerals and Feuille (leaf shaped) hands creating a classical appeal. The white lettering looks great against the deep black background. Further, its contrast to the white gold indices creates a harmonious balance providing a comfortable legibility.

Next to the jaw-dropping dial the 5370P boasts a perfectly finished movement housed in one of the most tasteful cases I have seen a long time. The dimensions are modern at 41 mm diameter, and with 13.5 mm in height competitively placed to ensure comfort and practicality.

 

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The Patek 5370P is like that pretty girl who owns her beauty, and we love her for it all the more. Already called a classic, this model grants to hope to all out there still waiting for their dream watch.

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