Patek Philippe released a range of new references this year at Watches & Wonders, including a set of 4 watches in what they are calling “highly contemporary Vintage Style”. The new watches are split into 2 groups, with the 5326G and 5226G occupying one end, and the 5320G and 5172G the other. The latter getting traditional rose-gilt opaline dials, with the former taking a slightly more unexpected route, with heavy texture and beige lume. It’s a look we’ve seen plenty of in recent years, but never from a brand like Patek Philippe.
Before we go further, I’ll stop to acknowledge a new colorway of the vaunted reference 5270, which now boasts a deep green fume dial with white accents in a platinum case. This is modern Patek at its finest (if you ask me), brought on trend with a green dial (mercifully, no Tiffany blue variant in sight). It’s beautiful, it’s expensive, and it’s fabulous.