Incoming Patek 5177G-028 "School of Fish" in enamel, from the 2021 Rare Handcraft collection! :-)

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-12:56
Dear Friends,

let me officially share with you the HUGE joy of this new enamel piece, which I picked up upon arrival in Italy last week --- simply put, one of the best-looking watches I have EVER seen in person! smile

I know my pictures will never do it justice, but I hope they will at least convey a feeling of the AMAZING dial of this 5177G (authored by Anita Porchet's atelier), which is already one of the top, top favorite Pateks of my collection! smile

My sincere Thank-You to the great Italian AD where I picked up this beauty, and of course to Patek Philippe for honoring me with another one of these incredible allocations!

Hope you'll enjoy! smile

Some of the official documents with the technical specs:

Since I cannot release the "unboxing" video, here's a screen grab to at least show you my happy face in real time! smile

And here it is along with my other Christmas incoming....courtesy of my fantastic girlfriend with the assistance of the same AD, who organized together this AMAZING Rolex OP41 gift! smile

And finally, the last five Pateks that I was blessed with, together in this "Rare Handcraft family collage" smile

In obvious order: 5177G-028 "School of Fish" (enamel); 5177G-010 "Boccadasse" (enamel & miniature painting); 5088/100P (hand engraving & black enamel); 5131/1P (enamel); 5089G-020 (wood marquetry).

Huge congratulations Fab !!!!

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 27th, 2021-13:02
It’s absolutely beautiful. 

Many thanks Captain, hopefully one day I'll be able to show it to you in person! ;-) Cheers.

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:05

I think it’s ….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 27th, 2021-13:07
a watch that looks even better in real life 🥂

Most definitely, in the end this is always the best way to fully appreciate these masterpieces🙏🥂

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:12

Yes I agree…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 27th, 2021-13:20
They take on a different “feel” as the light changes and catches the dial.

+1, and this specific dial also has a great 3D feel....lots to love about it! ;-) Cheers.

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:25

Absolutely gorgeous piece!

 By: Pretty Boy : December 27th, 2021-13:06
Huge congratulations, my friend. Best, V.

Thanks a lot Volker -- and congrats again for the amazing Rare Handcraft you also received this year from the same collection! :-)

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:11

Hi Fab! What an incredible 3D effect gives this dial! I can imagine your Joy Level: I'm very very happy for you, IMHO these watches represent a true heirloom of human art capacity

 By: massi. : December 27th, 2021-13:08

Grazie mille Massi, Rare Handcrafts are indeed my favorite type of watches precisely for their unique marriage of horology and art…truly impressed!😄❤️🥂

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:14

Congratulations, Fabrizio...!

 By: George Gently : December 27th, 2021-13:08
A real beauty smile


Thank-You George, incredibly happy and humbled to be able to pick it up🙏🙏🥂

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:15

Huge congratulations on yet another special timepiece.

 By: Miles_151 : December 27th, 2021-13:10
Stunning and another example of what Patek do best.
Enjoy my friend.

Many thanks my friend, indeed Patek at its finest here🙏🙏🥂

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:16

Marvelous! Congratulations on this amazing masterpiece.

 By: Lankysudanese : December 27th, 2021-13:15
It’s ownership by a nuanced Patek handicraft collector is well-deserved, IMHO.

Wear it in the best of health.


Thanks for the kind words Hussam, much appreciated🙏❤️

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:17

Gigantic congratulations 🍾🎉🎊🎈!

 By: GLau : December 27th, 2021-13:17
The enamel work by AP is so amazing 🤩 and the claus de Paris really accentuate the painting !

Enjoy this piece often while your other ones are jealous🤣

My Rousseau 🦁 lion better not have a GTG with the fish 🐠 🐟, otherwise it will eat them for breakfast 😂

Thanks a lot Gordon, indeed a real beauty that the hobnail bezel of this "new" 5177 line (I believe it started in 2018 with "Boccadasse") highlights even more in my view! Very much looking forward to having a GTG with your lion one day! ;-))

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:21


 By: toxly347 : December 27th, 2021-13:18
Congratulations on both additions. 
Have a great week and enjoy them in health and prosperity. 

Many thanks Doctor -- indeed both pieces are VERY special and dear to me! Cheers.

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:22

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas present to add to your carefully curated Rare Handicraft collection

 By: HobbyCentric : December 27th, 2021-13:23

Thank-You Sir, feeling very fortunate about it :-) Cheers.

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:26

Big congrats dear Fab on this new arrival of this marvelous timepiece from Patek. Enjoy it so much and in the best of good health my dear friend.

 By: Subexplorer : December 27th, 2021-13:31
I send you my best wishes for next New Year 2022. Be it with much Peace and Good Health for you and your beloved ones and enjoy your wonderful collection so much!

Cheers! Abel

Thanks so much my dear "twin moderator" [same birthday! ;-))], and the same to you for a fantastic New Year ahead! Looking forward to our meeting in person one day! ;-) Cheers.

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:57

Ha ha ha!! Thanks a lot for your so kind greetings my dear "twin moderator" Appreciate so much your kind message. I also wish so much meeting you some day. It will be a real pleasure and honor.

 By: Subexplorer : December 27th, 2021-15:29
Hopefully the World will return to more normal times soon and allow for travels again. A big hug for you Fab and again my best wishes for Next Year. Cheers! Abel


 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-15:40

That is quite simply beautiful—on all counts — the dial, the case, the strap — you are truly blessed with this PP (and such a thoughtful girlfriend who sourced the Rolex for you). Time to celebrate!

 By: orahu : December 27th, 2021-13:34

Many thanks, indeed an incredibly lovely thought from my girlfriend as well -- really happy on all counts!

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-13:58

Absolutely amazing, and many congratulations!!!

 By: KCLQMULKU : December 27th, 2021-13:37
The photos of this (I can only imagine) does not come close to capturing the mesmerising dial, nor the unimaginable moment.  Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful occasion with such wonderful photos, and high praise on this acquisition!!!

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