Hi 👋 Patek fans, We had a record breaking (more EPIC or “EPICer” ? 😄) GTG vs last time !
Theme was “rare handcrafts” and we hoped for 20 watches so that we could have more than the previous record of 19 pieces from the sports theme ( www.watchprosite.com
, which had beat the prior 18 watches from worldtime theme ( www.watchprosite.com
. Thanks to a new joiner, we had 33 pieces + the 5711 green GIANT ! 🤪
Yours truly, The Enamel Slave/Addict, has found my master, The Enamel KING 🤴 (who brought around half of the goodies) !
Each piece has its own personality and is truly “unique”.
IMO, The star ⭐️ that stole the show was the Dome Clock due to its artistry, the huge amount of enamel work done, and the story of how the owner tracked down this piece.
I have had the pleasure of studying a few dome clocks previously but was amazed at how great this one was.
The owner informed us that, unlike most others with cloissone enamel, this clock is made with miniature painting ! Very few used this technique. The other one he mentioned was the clock for Shakespeare. Originally when he found out about this Basel piece a few years ago, he requested it immediately but had to chase it down to an AD he never purchased from previously. Undeterred, he flew out to meet the AD half way around the globe and declared his eternal love for this clock. After a long discussion, he convinced the AD that he should be the worthy owner ! Such a beautiful love ❤️ story !
Uniting the Rousseau enamel sibling, lions 🦁🦁 and Jaguar 🐆: they roared the loudest 🤣
Two of these ☝️ engraving beauties attended the GTG
Other than the green GIANT, which piece do you like most and why ?