7120 | PATEK PHILIPPE A FINE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH MECHANICAL WRISTWATCH， WITH SMALL SECONDS， EXTRACT FROM THE ARCHIVES
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Complications， Ref. 5070J， Diameter 42mm， CIRCA 1999
Condition Report Grade 1.5
Technically， Patek Philippe can only produce about 100 chronographs per year. In 1965， when the water-resistant 1463 series ceased production， the factory ultimately terminated the production of all chronographs. It was not until 1998 that the 5070 series， equipped with a hand-winding column-wheel chronograph movement， was relaunched， and only 99 pieces were produced.
As the first watch of the 5070 series， the yellow gold 5070J with black dial inherits the characteristics of the 1950s split-second chronograph 2512 series. Although the watch still uses the non-self-made Nouvelle Lémania 2320 movement base plate， as the pursuit of “big watches” intensifies， the 5070 series is getting more and more popular shortly afterwards. Until 2004， 5070J announced the discontinuation of the production.