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Reference 5270 was introduced to the market at the Baselworld in April 2011, it replaced the celebrated reference 5970 (please see Lot 2683 and 2684 in this sale) and the white gold version was launched in 2011 followed by platinum version in 2014 and pink gold version in 2015. It houses the latest calibre 29 535 PS with Patek Philippe's new hallmark of excellence, the PP Seal.
The reference 5970 combined the 24 hour indicator with the constant seconds dial, and the leap year indicator with the 30 minutes register. The 5270 separated all of those features - the constant seconds and 30 minute registers are each on their own subsidiary dial, and two small apertures on either side of the date/moon phase subsidiary indicate the leap year and night and day.
For an examples of Patek Philippe Reference 5270, please see Lot 2681 in pink gold and Lot 2682 in white gold in this sale.