Hi all, After reading your kind replies to my earlier post, I did some research and thought that THE Anita Porchet might have
been inspired by an earlier version of a Patek Chinese zodiac year of the monkey 🐵.
For the Singapore 🇸🇬 and South East Asian markets, Patek produced a limited edition of Chinese zodiac watches starting in 2001 for 12 years. It started with the horse and ended with the snake in 2013. These pieces were make in a set of four and included rare handcrafts such as enamel and marquetry.
For the year of the monkey, the motif showed the animal holding on to a peach 🍑 which represents longevity in Chinese culture. During birthdays, Chinese would eat longevity buds in the shape of a peach.
When members COUNT DE MONET and KCLQMULKU mentioned that they liked most the monkey holding the fruit, I thought about the early limited edition of year of the monkey 🐒.
Do you think 🤔 that Anita Porchet, the watch enameler queen 👸 and king🤴, did some research and was inspired by the 2004 version ?
IMO, given her past work with Patek, I believe that Anita would have performed the work.