5970g is my grail

Jun 15, 2022,09:20 AM

It’s a perfect pcc

perfect diameter to thickness ratio
very legible and not cluttered 
g for versatility 

Most importantly it looks really awesome

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Fun Survey - Of all the “regular production” watches of the “modern era” which watch is your absolute favorite, either because you own it or would like to own it?

 By: patekova : June 14th, 2022-19:03
And what about it do you find so appealing? By “regular production” watches I refer to watches that are not limited editions, one offs or application pieces. Ie, watches that at least theoretically one could/can buy if one had/has the desire, financial me...  

This one

 By: Bruno.M1 : June 14th, 2022-19:48
The case, dial,…. To me it’s perfect ...  

Yes, I also think it is perfect. So, I certainly understand the appeal of 5070P. MANY times I have thought 5070P and 5970P would make a spectacular pairing and have been tempted

 By: patekova : June 14th, 2022-21:55
to try to make that happen, but in the end I realized that I have a much stronger personal preference for 5970. So much so that I prefer a pair of 5970s, even though perhaps that might seem shortsighted.


 By: toddg : June 14th, 2022-23:17
To me the combo of the enamel dial (I prefer the white face, but wouldn't turn down the other), minute repeater, and the 38mm case is perfection. My personal grail watch.

Thank you Anaroku for both appreciating the question and posting your beautiful and rare 5539 which fits your wrist like it was made especially for you!

 By: patekova : June 15th, 2022-01:26
When I formulated the question I purposely did not say “which watch do you think is the best”. After all what does the “best” even mean? By saying “favorite” I made it very personal. A choice that no one could possibly disagree with. It is nothing more th... 

5970g is my grail

 By: yming : June 15th, 2022-09:20
It’s a perfect pcc perfect diameter to thickness ratio very legible and not cluttered g for versatility Most importantly it looks really awesome

Couldn’t agree more with all your points about the G, particularly your comment about versatility. With the G the strap options are endless.

 By: patekova : June 15th, 2022-11:53
Dress it up, dress it down. Blue, silver, green, black, brown ... anything goes. With the P, for me, the options are pretty limited. So I am a huge fan of the G.

This one

 By: 5212A : June 15th, 2022-10:25

 By: PaddyP : June 15th, 2022-16:05
I’d probably choose a 3940p or j and a 5070p or g if I could have two. I think the proportions of the 3940 were perfect and for the 5070, prefer a manual chrono to perpetual calendar chrono combo. The 5070 is an exceptional chrono and prefer the clean dia... 

Great choices! 3940 has become truly iconic and is important in Patek’s history. When the other manufacturers were turning to

 By: patekova : June 15th, 2022-16:16
quartz watches Philippe Stern stood firm on mechanical watches, doubling down with the 3940. It becomes his daily wearer. And 5070 ... nothing quite like it before or since. Amazing watch in any metal,


 By: keks : June 15th, 2022-20:25
It is for me an almost impossible query… there are so many amazing references that I will try to list in no particular order the modern refs I would consider my favorite and if I had any of them in my collection as h only Patek it would be a tremendous pr... 

Thanks Keks for responding, despite the seemingly simple question, perhaps being not so simple to answer. Great choices!😊

 By: patekova : June 15th, 2022-22:34
For me, of your 3 if I had that option - 5004 P without hesitation.

thanks for those kind words

 By: keks : June 16th, 2022-17:32
now I should add that a 5204P black dial or 5204R white dial would make me most happy as well... but for choice would fall behind the references mentioned earlier Your pick I think is a most interesting one and really hope you one day get! Suits you well ... 

I have to agree with you. 5970 is superb.

 By: Miles_151 : June 15th, 2022-21:12
In any colour with the P being my least favourite. M.

Hello 👋 Patrkova , As the forum's self proclaimed

 By: GLau : June 16th, 2022-14:09
enamel slave/adduct, I would like to have 5231J and G, R and P ! However, this dream 😴 will not come true 🤪in real life but will happen in my dreams ! 🤣 ...  

From the classic Roy Orbison song “In Dreams” - In dreams you’re mine all of the time ...

 By: patekova : June 16th, 2022-14:57
It’s too bad that all these things can only happen in my dreams. Only in dreams in beautiful dreams” (If you don’t know the song you might want to give it a listen) Best, Patekova

Hi Patekova, I just as you advised,

 By: GLau : June 16th, 2022-15:20
listened to “in dreams” and understood the lyrics although I have never heard the song 🤣 I do however love Roy’s Pretty Woman which to me is Pretty 5231 ! 😂

Ah yes, Pretty Woman” - Roy Orbison’s surprise and delight when “she’s walking back to me. Oh, oh pretty woman”. For you

 By: patekova : June 16th, 2022-15:57
the pretty woman is a synonym for an enamel Patek when you finally get the news it has arrived and is yours!😊

Most definitely it will happen 💪

 By: GLau : June 16th, 2022-16:00
“in dreams” 😴 !! 🤣


 By: Jace : June 19th, 2022-19:30
I had always loved watches but wasn’t really into them much. Several years ago I was actually walking down the street saw this watch in an AD window, I know pretty hard to believe, went wow that is cool walked in put it on and bought it… I never ever thou... 

What a great story of how your horological journey began! And if by 5711R you are referring to the strap version (rather than the bracelet version)

 By: patekova : June 19th, 2022-20:05
that is an extremely rare (and beautiful) watch. While not so popular when it came out, it is a very, very different story now. Congratulations and many thanks for sharing your story!