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    REVIEW: Patek Philippe 5070P Saatchi London Limited Edition Chronograph.

    First of all i want to say that this rep isn't new, it's been around since 2016.
    The 5070R was thoroughly reviewed by DC at our sister forum RWG:
    https://www.rwg.bz/board/index.php?/...d-its-loooong/

    I'm gonna refer to that excellent review and not gonna try to pretend i know any better.
    What i want to write about though, is the not-so-known limited edition of the already very rare 5070P Chronograph.

    5070 line of Patek chronographs
    The 5070 chronographs were started in 1998 with the release of a yellowgold 5070J, in 2002 a 5070G, a 5070R and finally in 2008 a blue dial platinum version 5070P, which was discontinued the same year.
    You can read more about that in the DC review.

    The gen
    What most people don't know though, is that Patek revived the 5070 series in 2015 in a limited edition for the exhibition at the Saatch London Gallery in 2015.
    They used old stock parts and movements and introduced unique dials for these versions.

    They made a 5070J-012 in a yellowgold with a beautiful brown dial - unfortunately there is no rep of that one:


    They also released a 5070P-013 in a sunburst blue dial limited to 5 watches, which this review is about:


    The 5070P-013 is number 2 from the right in lineup with the commonly known 5070 versions.

    The 5070P-013 was a two-register manually wound chronograph like it's siblings, and the only difference - other than it's more limited than the 5070P - is the dial. It had a beautiful metallic sunburst dial which was a lighter shade of blue.
    Specs:
    42mm diameter
    11.6mm thickness
    60h power reserve

    The rep
    The rep has been a bit forgotten because people were of the impression that this rep was of the 2008 version 5070P which has a darker and more matte dial. Whereas the rep has a more metallic sunburst dial like the Saatchi London Edition.

    The dial
    The dial has an obvious flaw as the subdials are smaller and placed more lateral than the gen. Also the color is maybe a little shade of, but not much. It is a beautiful dial though as can be seen below:







    In darker lighting the dial gets darker which is like the gen:









    Comparison to the gen
    Dial: As stated above. Minor shade difference in the blue color. The subdials are smaller and have a more lateral placement.
    Case: Case finishing and quality is great. Casesize is spot on. The rep is 42mm and has a thickness of approx. 11,5mm. It sits really well on the wrist.
    Crystal: Same rounded shape as the gen. Although the AR coating is rubbish and it reflects too much. With AR coating it would look more expensive and of better quality.
    Hands: One of the bigger flaws is the seconds hand should've been a off-white color, but it's silver polished like the other hands.
    Movement: Is a Seagull ST1901 and it keeps time very well. The power reserve is 46 hours when i have wound it fully. Movement isn't engraved like the gen and most of the screws that are blued steel, should've been silver color.

    All in all a very good rep which i will enjoy a lot. It's a favourite at the moment. It's on a Camille Fournet custom made strap in a blue-greenish color. I think i will look into getting the crystal AR-coated and the seconds hand painted white, like Godfathar did to his 5979. I think this rep deserves that.
    Last edited by jm_brc_7057; 03-09-19, 17:44.
    Collection: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (FOR SALE) - Breguet Tradition 7057 - Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum Unicef Ltd. Ed. - Patek 5070P Saatchi London Ltd. Edi. - Patek 5205G - Patek 5227G - Patek 5296R - Patek Pilot 5524G - Patek 5975R Multiscale Chrono - Patek 6102R Celestial Moon Age - Rolex Hulk - VC Traditionnelle Small Seconds - VC Chronometre Royal 1907 - Incoming: VC Traditionelle Tourbillon

    #2
    Great review mate, thank you!

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      #3
      Great review but no pictures in Tapatalk...

      Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G965F met Tapatalk

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        #4
        Thanks VMSG can you see the pictures?

        Ruben Bleijlevens sorry mate I don't know about tapatalk. Pictures are showing from my end.
        Collection: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (FOR SALE) - Breguet Tradition 7057 - Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum Unicef Ltd. Ed. - Patek 5070P Saatchi London Ltd. Edi. - Patek 5205G - Patek 5227G - Patek 5296R - Patek Pilot 5524G - Patek 5975R Multiscale Chrono - Patek 6102R Celestial Moon Age - Rolex Hulk - VC Traditionnelle Small Seconds - VC Chronometre Royal 1907 - Incoming: VC Traditionelle Tourbillon

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          #5
          Originally posted by jm_brc_7057 View Post
          Thanks VMSG can you see the pictures?

          Ruben Bleijlevens sorry mate I don't know about tapatalk. Pictures are showing from my end.
          Yes I can. I use a PC.

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            #6
            I enjoyed the review!

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              #7
              Originally posted by m1994 View Post
              I enjoyed the review!
              Thanks mate. Glad to hear it.
              Collection: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (FOR SALE) - Breguet Tradition 7057 - Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum Unicef Ltd. Ed. - Patek 5070P Saatchi London Ltd. Edi. - Patek 5205G - Patek 5227G - Patek 5296R - Patek Pilot 5524G - Patek 5975R Multiscale Chrono - Patek 6102R Celestial Moon Age - Rolex Hulk - VC Traditionnelle Small Seconds - VC Chronometre Royal 1907 - Incoming: VC Traditionelle Tourbillon

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                #8
                Originally posted by m1994 View Post
                I enjoyed the review!
                It's gone for AR coating the crystal and painting the hand white! Will update when it's done
                Collection: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (FOR SALE) - Breguet Tradition 7057 - Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum Unicef Ltd. Ed. - Patek 5070P Saatchi London Ltd. Edi. - Patek 5205G - Patek 5227G - Patek 5296R - Patek Pilot 5524G - Patek 5975R Multiscale Chrono - Patek 6102R Celestial Moon Age - Rolex Hulk - VC Traditionnelle Small Seconds - VC Chronometre Royal 1907 - Incoming: VC Traditionelle Tourbillon

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