Hi all, After reading your kind replies to my earlier post, I did some research and thought that THE Anita Porchet might have

Apr 30, 2022,15:05 PM

been inspired by an earlier version of a Patek Chinese zodiac year of the monkey 🐡.


For the Singapore πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ 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 πŸ‘ 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 πŸ’.

Do you think πŸ€” that Anita Porchet, the watch enameler queen πŸ‘Έ 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.

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Yes, Dr Tabby ! There is a way to see all 12 Chinese Zodiac rare handcrafts limited editions ! If you would like,

 By: GLau : May 1st, 2022-13:51
I could research and create a post ! Would you like me to ?πŸ˜‰

Yes, please!!!

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : May 1st, 2022-20:46
That would be very interesting. I appreciate any time you spend in this.

FYI Dr Tabby, Based on your medical prescription to cure my enamel addiction, I am having difficulties in

 By: GLau : May 4th, 2022-13:34
locating a specific animal. Hence, I need to continue taking the medicine for a longer time. :-(

Hi Dr. Tabby, I have

 By: GLau : June 20th, 2022-16:22
tracked down all 12 Zodiacs. Post coming soon !


 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : June 20th, 2022-16:48

Dear Dr Tabby: For you, I have been working like an enamel

 By: GLau : June 20th, 2022-17:00
SLAVE as my self proclaimed name 🀣 Promise you it will be an interesting post πŸ’ͺ The forum will find out some interesting information

Yes please

 By: ChristianDK : June 21st, 2022-04:10

Excellent research and very interesting post Gordon. I had no idea of the importance of the peach in Chinese culture. I find it highly

 By: patekova : April 30th, 2022-20:57
unlikely that the peach in the current version is unrelated to the prior version. Maybe you might want to ask Anita Porchet. She probably will be flattered that someone was paying enough attention to detail to notice the possible connection. Best, Patekov... 

Thanks Patekova for your kind reply ! Perhaps I need to

 By: GLau : May 1st, 2022-13:52
share this post with Anita ?

Hi Patekova, you were

 By: GLau : June 20th, 2022-16:21
right ! Anita was the one who made the Chinese enamel Monkey by using a traditional Chinese picture with the Monkey holding a peach. For 2022 rare handcrafts Monkey dial, she told me that the Chinese monkey with peach inspired her 2002 Monkey to also hold... 

Dear Gordon, thank you for sharing with us another series of marvelous cloisonnΓ© Patek.

 By: joenghenry : May 1st, 2022-03:27
Despite without the AP signature, could the 2004 monkey series be made by Anita or her team? BTW the 2022 monkeys are certainly more complex and sophisticated than 2004 ones. Cheers, Henry

Quite a good thought Henry ! Perhaps THE

 By: GLau : May 1st, 2022-13:53
Anita Porchet did work on these Chinese zodiac enamel dials !!?? 🀩