Dear All, With immense pleasure, I announce the completion of the 5131 set of quadruplets !

Apr 28, 2019,07:32 AM

This journey of six years is one that I could never have dreamed of !  Along the way involved highs and lows and discovery of my horological preferences.  Furthermore, tremendous help and advice from some serious PuristS Patek collectors (KC, JK and Singapore "lurker") and staff members at my ADs carried me to this peak! 

Above all, it was "FBI" that helped me to secure my first love and for that I will always be grateful !   Once I had the G, the enamel dreams or nightmares began and I just blindly charged ahead.

Each quadruplet has its own characteristics and charm and I love each equally, but emotions from wrist time is another story.

Having studied them, my observations (which I mentioned previously) on the enamel dials are:
• G: most colors (which is an important point for an enamel dial IMO) and best color gradations out of the four
• P: best overall heft on the wrist with an enamel map that has fewer colors and is more subdued
• R: warmest overall combination (of the case and enamel colors) that strikes a superb balance
• J: bright yellow matches the green and brown very well, and these colors compliment the J case

Feelings on my wrist:

I love wearing the R the most because it has Asia and North American, both continents that I have lived in.  Also, Asia is where my children were born.  Hence, this piece I am simply looking after it for my kids. But who will and should get it ?

G is my second favorite because it has Asia and its color are so lovely !  The child who will not get the R will get the G with Asia.  I am also simply looking after it for this kid.

The J (a tie with the P) has has North American which is meaningful for me and my wife.  Therefore, either my wife or I eventually will be the rightful owner of this piece. 

The P provides the best wrist heft and makes me think I am the hulk !  LOL !  Eventually whether my wife or I take this piece will depend on who will treat the other colder and become either the ice king or ice queen !  

What are your thoughts of the quadruplets ?

I am in honeymoon with my grail set now.  What will come next ?  I cannot imagine because there are no more limbs and kidneys to sell.  LOL !!     

What are your suggestions on what should come next for me ?

Yours truly,

"Enamel Slave/Addict”

#5131 #enamel dials #worldtime

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Holy kaw...

 By: maverickmahesh : April 28th, 2019-07:42
Impressive collection & patience always pays off... Best, Mahesh.,

Thank you Malesh ! I am an impatient man who has....

 By: GLau : April 30th, 2019-05:14
learned how to become patient!

Congrats... I have been thinking in the same direction as well

 By: FRAMII : April 28th, 2019-07:45
But as I have never purchased secondhand watches before it might take some time or never happen 😏 at least I hopefully can manage to get a full set of 5231 😂 But congrats again.

Thanks Fram ! I wish you a fun journey in...

 By: GLau : April 30th, 2019-05:15
Completing your 5231 set !

A decade to collect the 5231 set is ...

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2019-19:41
worthwhile IMO !


 By: Mean Solar Time : April 28th, 2019-08:02
They all look spectacular!

Hi mean solar time, thanks and I look forward to ...

 By: GLau : April 30th, 2019-05:17
seeing more photos of your 5231J and 5131s !

Here's a good side by side

 By: Mean Solar Time : May 5th, 2019-14:45


 By: kjell_j : April 28th, 2019-08:25
This is really an impressive achievement.

Congratulations on a wonderful set.

 By: BMR : April 28th, 2019-08:30
I dream maybe the same dream for the 5231s. I know I would like to, anyway, whether or not I get enough for my kidneys to make this a reality is another issue entirely. I love all of these pieces, and I can only imagine your honeymoon with this set! They ... 

Thanks Nicolas ! Just let me...

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2019-19:42
know when !

Only 6 years!? That will take me 6 generations, LOL....

 By: Raymond_S : April 28th, 2019-08:39
now you're the undisputed Enamel King, Gordon, congratulations. Next....maybe whole set of the 5231, starting with the J? For me, just any one WT Cloisonne will do and fulfill my watch collecting journey.

Hi Raymond, thanks ! May the force be...

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2019-19:44
with you to get a 5231 whatever metal !

Congrats my friend on an incredible foursome!! This day truly marks your official coronation as King of Enamel of our forum! :-)

 By: FabR : April 28th, 2019-08:40
Like Fram, I also never bought second wrist, so I might never be able to increase my own 5131 series (I only have the P), otherwise my second favorite would probably be the R. But I can only imagine the effect of seeing the whole family together --- I bet... 

Hi Fab, great insight about why the P is meaningful to us !

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2019-19:49
BTW, you really need the R because IMO it fits your various criteria well !! Just bite the bullet for for your alma mater ! LOL !

Huge congrats, fantastic achievement ! 👏👏👏

 By: Mike H : April 28th, 2019-08:58
What a gorgeous set. Any of the four would easily make my day, or actually my month or even my year ! And thanks for this great post sharing your feelings about each.

Hi Mike, Great that you enjoyed the post and thanks for your ...

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2019-19:54
kind comments ! This set will hopefully suppress my urges (especially enamel) for a while, or at least a kidney miraculously grows back organically!


 By: Gus7 : April 28th, 2019-09:08
Congratulations Gordon, that’s a fantastic achievement and I love the way you ‘analyse’ who each will pass to! Enjoy them as I know you will.

Thanks Gus and I am happy that you liked the...

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2019-19:55
“analysis” which is really my personally feelings and emotions (ie not really analytical at all!!) LOL !

You are the enamel king Gordon!

 By: sham1 : April 28th, 2019-09:35
And I am glad you have managed to secure all four. The question is will you start another collection with the 5231 range?!

Hi sham, thanks and as mentioned, securing all four proves that indeed...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-22:41
SLAVE or ADDICT is the appropriate term for my enamel condition ! Are you trying to push me over the edge for more enamel worldtimers ? LOL !

As you are an addict my friend

 By: sham1 : May 4th, 2019-03:59
I think you will naturally want the 5231 range too! I am contemplating on this enamel piece. Your disease is contagious!!! Lake Thun in Switzerland, The symmetrical reflection of the mountains against the water really gets me! ...  

Great one! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 4th, 2019-04:02

I get to see and try it on

 By: sham1 : May 4th, 2019-04:50
on Thursday Nico. It is stopping over in Kuala Lumpur

I do Gordon!

 By: sham1 : May 6th, 2019-00:03
But beggars can't be fussy!!

Fantastic....but you need the 5131G/175-001 to round it off!!!!

 By: Karlstumke : April 28th, 2019-09:50
not being a huge fan of Coloured metals the G and P in that order would have me smiling

Hi Karl, 5131G/175-001 is a grail with engraving rare handcraft done on the waves ! Getting this piece would likely involve...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-22:45
selling the 5131 set ! :-( I understand your rationale for the 5131G & P. Good choices !

Thanks vicunaman1 !! I am...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-22:46
smitten with these four WTs !

Gordon, congratulations!

 By: Thornteq : April 28th, 2019-09:54
Its no small feat collecting all 4 . I hope you wear them in good health always. Collecting is a never ending journey, but along the way we reach a milestone, and this is certainly one. Sincerely H.

Thank you H for your kind comments ! Indeed it is a major milestone for me ! I am afraid you are correct in that...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-22:48
collecting is a never ending journey (which cost limbs and organs !!!) Look forward to seeing photos of your babies !

Hi Ron, thank you for your kind words and ...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-22:57
great comment on why ask about next task ! The joy will last for years ! Based on that thinking, I will enjoy them until my children demand to possess them. LOL !

Thanks Russell ! Your posts on your 5131R contributed to...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-22:58
pushing me over the fence to get the R !

Gordon, this is simpl amazing. Huge congratulations

 By: ChristianDK : April 28th, 2019-12:20
What an achievement to land all four. Somehow, it was meant to be, knowing your love for enamel but to see it happen is so good. Also, thank you for your thoughtful post regarding the four. I will reread it many times, as I am really smitten with the WT. ... 

Hi Christian, thank you for your message and I am really happy that you felt my post is "thoughtful" ! Now unfortunately the...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-23:02
Rousseau enamel lion is jealous because it has to compete with a 5131 set ! Sincere hope you get your enamel watch soon !

Absolut great... Never seen all 4 5131 on one arm before.

 By: runie(1) : April 28th, 2019-12:51
Congratulations Gordon!

he cheated, you know..

 By: ChristianDK : April 29th, 2019-00:51
he used both arms!

I had to use two arms because I...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-23:06
have short arms !

Thanks runie ! The joy of this set is immense ! Hopefully we will get to see...

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2019-23:06
you with the set as well ! IMO, it would be a good trade with your P for a R + another piece.


 By: keks : April 28th, 2019-14:36
Had my suspicions but was unsure whether you were going for the 5231J or finding a pre loved 5131J... set looks and feels more complete this way. Bravo! Superb!

Hi keks, given our GTG, you understand...

 By: GLau : May 4th, 2019-23:33
my thinking really well ! You are dangerous ! LOL !

thanks mj23 ! I am sometime ...

 By: GLau : May 4th, 2019-23:34
speechless when I look at these four enamel dials !


 By: David_S : April 28th, 2019-17:49
This is one truly focused collection! Congratulations to you, sir!

congrats Gordon

 By: benzng : April 29th, 2019-01:05
what made you decide to get all 4? when you got the P perhaps? start again with the 5231?

Hi benzng, your 5131R contributed to....

 By: GLau : May 4th, 2019-23:43
me wanting the R which led to wanting the set ! Hence, you are partly to blame/thank for ! No limbs and kidney left for 5231 for now.

Huge Congratulations

 By: gtecwatch : April 29th, 2019-04:05
What is your next sets for your family!

Fantastic four!!

 By: Watcholic_id : April 29th, 2019-06:14
Huge congrats on your achievement! You're truly an enamel slave & WT Master Enjoy them in great health! Thanks for sharing those pics here, cheers.

thanks watcholic for your wonderful name of

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:11
enamel slave & WT Master ! An excellent juxtaposition term !

Thanks Henry for calling it a...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:13
grand slam ! Inspired by your term, I would now call it a out-of-the park grand slam ! I am still looking forward to our long overdue GTG !

I know that you are too modest to acknowledge this, but you are the King of Enamels! Not an opinion - a fact!

 By: patekova : April 29th, 2019-13:02
Congratulations on owning the amazing quartet! I think your analysis of the merits of each is spot on. And the images are exceptional. The Lion must be very happy with all those exotic places to visit! All the best, patekova

Many thanks patekova for your kind words ! At times I still cannot fathom that I have...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:17
pulled off getting the set ! Rousseau enamel lion is jealous as it must share wrist time with others. LOL ! What would you suggest in terms of which enamel watch should be worn for what occasion ? Thanks for helping to settle a family feud !

There are and should be no rules or guidelines as to which is worn when, except what makes you happy.

 By: patekova : May 5th, 2019-17:14
Eg IMHO, the P can easily be worn with jeans or a tux.

Thanks patekova for your advice ! It is true that each can be...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-22:39
worn at all occasions as long as I have happy !

Thank you Conkers ! Now is your...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:18
turn for completing your grail set that we talked about !

Congratulations my friend

 By: jonnlee5711 : April 30th, 2019-08:46
Indeed a dream collection and a memorable journey as a bonus. Wear them in good health and I hope to see them soon.

thanks jonnlee5711, yes the journey has been most....

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:19
satisfying ! When will you visit the set ?

Hi syl2, yes, the WG is really lovely and it was my first love which will forever be the sweetest !! We need to have a...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:34
GTG to let our babies get to know one another ! Our 5131 sets GTG will be of epic proportion ! What you think ?

Hi Fab, we will try to ...

 By: GLau : May 6th, 2019-21:17
get the two sets for a GTG post !

oh redcorals I think Patek has already invented the...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-00:20
5231 set to tempt me ! What do do ?

This is great news!

 By: traineract : May 1st, 2019-01:45
Remembered when I first met you were two pieces in. And so quickly you have the whole set already! Huge congratulations!

thanks traineract ! When we met with my two pieces, you silently ...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-22:41
poisoned me to get the set ! Hence, you are also to be blamed/thanked for. LOL !


 By: ID : May 1st, 2019-01:46
Congrats, they all so beautifully balanced... The journey is as good as the destination !

yes ID, the journey is ...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-22:42
the fun and exciting part !!

Congrats Gordon!!!

 By: KC_HK : May 3rd, 2019-02:07
What an amazing set! The pursuit of the 5231 is definitely on your list now! Seems like you may have half a liver still available to sell. 🤣🤣🤣 So happy for your! Keith

Thank you Keith for trying to...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-22:45
convince me to sell my liver for 5231 ! Perhaps selling half a liver can be justified for buying the 5231, correct ??

Fantastic collection. It is always great to see a collector who is focused, determined and passionate.

 By: Miles_151 : May 3rd, 2019-23:09
To have them all is a sight to behold. Only one comment if you have any money left it might be worth investing in a new phone with a camera that can do those dials justice 😉. Great to see your WT collection. Enjoy. M.

Hi Miles, thanks for your kind words !! I became more...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-22:48
focused, determined when I received my second 5131 piece ! p.s. photos were taken by my friend's phone.

You are forgiven then 😉.

 By: Miles_151 : May 5th, 2019-23:49
One Patek enamel piece is a treasure your collection is incredible. Enjoy. Miles.

Hi Miles, Now I must take some photos of the 5131s with...

 By: GLau : May 6th, 2019-21:20
my iPhone and show them to your discerning eyes !

Congrats Gordon for your jaw dropping Patek World Time enamel pieces!

 By: Greenwatch : May 5th, 2019-01:14
Getting one is already quite a challenge, with the Patek application process, what more with getting all four. I would say that your passion for the enamel pieces really pays off and I wish you all the best in your next horological journey. Perhaps a 5231... 

Hi Greenwatch, thank you for your kind message My addiction will eventually ...

 By: GLau : May 5th, 2019-22:53
catch up with me and make me collect more enamel dials !

Amazing set!!! All are to die for but as I am biassed, the 5131P is my favorite

 By: alex11 : May 6th, 2019-02:05
But would certainly not mind having all 4 of them as well

Congratulations! [nt]

 By: cbb in honor of Chamnong Bhirombhakdi : May 8th, 2019-23:15

Nice collection !

 By: Teacher Yang : May 9th, 2019-02:50
Bring all four to Sg in Sep for upcoming Patek Exhibition 😂

Enjoy my friend.

 By: patrick_y : May 16th, 2019-12:36
I can't answer your question; but your kids will surely be getting a very special watch. Congratulations on achieving your dream!

Thanks patrick_y ! My kids will each get one IF they...

 By: GLau : May 23rd, 2019-09:17
behave reasonably ! Fair requirement within the slogan of "merely look after it for the next generation" ??

Target for next complete set

 By: gtecwatch : May 20th, 2019-06:08
Congratulation Gordon! To complete one set like 5131 is amazing and it is definitely decent gift to your children. Therefore you should not split the set and start your new challenge journey for another set like Rousseau -The Dream or something different ... 

-1 for not showing Antarctica any love!

 By: jleno : May 23rd, 2019-15:18
Kidding of course Huge congrats on completing your collection!

Quadruple Congratulations, Gordon!

 By: avatarian74 : June 1st, 2019-07:20
Well done, your WT of the 5131-enamel collection is definitely a sight for sore eyes. To answer the question what comes after this for you would be: the 5231-enamel collection of the WT. Congrats again.

Thanks avantarian74 ! You continue to ...

 By: GLau : June 7th, 2019-05:04
poison me with enamel dials !! :-(

Enamel slave...

 By: swjoseph : June 1st, 2019-19:00
I like that term but it's more for me, while you are the Enamel King. I like G the most becaue white metal is my thing. And I can't wait to see the launch of 5231G. Until then I'm pretty happy with my G. ...  

thanks swjoseph for your kind words !! We are both enamel...

 By: GLau : June 7th, 2019-05:06
addicts !! Congrats sw on your 5131G ! It looks great !

very nice 5131 collection

 By: watch-fan : June 5th, 2019-16:58
Hi Gordon: Congratulation. A full set of beautiful 5131. Nice pictures. I am missing 5131J.. This is my three 5131. ...  

Thank you Amanico.

 By: watch-fan : June 6th, 2019-06:54
Both G and P are very watches nice to have. I wear P the most because I can wear it in very kind of weather condition. ...  

Thank you Fabr.

 By: watch-fan : June 6th, 2019-07:37
You have a very good memories. Peony flower enamel watch is one of my family favorite watch. Sometimes I wear it although it is a lady watch. Love it a lot. I love your collection too. ...  

Hi Fab, let’s hear it for our ...

 By: GLau : June 7th, 2019-07:51
Ice Kings !!! ...  

The enamel dial looks excellent!! So life like !!

 By: GLau : June 8th, 2019-07:42
Is it cloisonné or champleve enamel ?

Thanks watch-fan !! An early congrats to you for ...

 By: GLau : June 7th, 2019-05:08
completing the 5131 set !!

Thanks Captain Crunch for your...

 By: GLau : June 13th, 2019-08:18
kind comments !! The journey has been well worthwhile!! “.

Thanks you rwarren for your kind words ! Agree that...

 By: GLau : June 17th, 2019-11:00
5231 will complement 5131s well !