Let´s have a more detailed look.
The first one (5270G-001) was introduced in Basel 2011:
The second one (5270G-015) was introduced as a Limited Edition (50 pieces) at the KunstWerkUhr exhibition in Munich, in October 2013:
The third and the fourth one …
… introduced (just?!) online at the official Patek Philippe internet page, in November 2013.
What shall I say? I am surprised and pleased at the same time.
We had quite a few discussions about the new design back in 2011 and we had quite controversial discussions recently, when the Limited Edition from Munich poped up.
At live pictures it was like this:
In detail the LE (015) looked like this:
The light was far from being perfect to take pictures and it looked much better in reality. Especially I liked the subtle blue details – at indexes, numbers and hands.
What is the difference between the version 015 and 013? Is it “only” blue versus black/dark grey at some details? One is limited and the other one is regular production?
Additional new products throughout the year are what we get from ambitious brands and also independents. Is it because (almost) everybody is hunting for the very special/limited piece and the demand for regular production is weaker because of this?
The predecessors (1518, 2499, 3970 and 5970) …
… have been in production for quite some time, without minor or major changes, haven´t they?
So far we only had several versions in WG, nothing more nothing less.
To be honest, at the moment I have more questions than answers. But nonetheless my personal favorite versions are so far 015 for its blue subtle details (also the smaller PP logo on the dial I liked a lot, but this is shown at the two latest versions as well) and of course the “magic” blue 014
Looking forward to your thoughts!