Hi All, As written in Patekphilippecollector’s 5131G post, I mentioned that there is a chrome like dial. Many of you could not understand what I was talking about. Hence, after searching

May 17, 2020,07:57 AM

for a long time in my photo album, I found it to show you what I meant.  Hopefully the picture is worth more than a thousand words!!  Which version do you like more and why ?

Original post by Patekphilippecollector 

Personally, I like the non-chrome version better because I find the chrome being to bright and covers the usual enamel colors, but I am biased because mine is the non-chrome version. 🤣



Chrome on bottom of the photo ☝️

Chrome version ☝️ 

5131G map being more real

Side by side comparison

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What a Beautiful Watch!!!!

 By: baufoam : May 17th, 2020-08:00
Such an excellent image to awaken to ! Thanks for sharing!

You are...

 By: GLau : May 17th, 2020-10:57
most welcome !!!

Different ...

 By: GLau : May 17th, 2020-10:57
strokes for different folks !

The question for me

 By: mj23 : May 17th, 2020-08:31
Is about allocation. I will take either one if I can get an allocation. 🤣🤣🤣

Allocation was always....

 By: GLau : May 17th, 2020-11:00
a big issue for 5131s unfortunately!

Great watches [nt]

 By: Patekphilippecollector : May 17th, 2020-08:36

Thank you but which one would ...

 By: GLau : May 17th, 2020-11:01
you choose ?

I am biased but if I did a “blind testing” it be the non chrome. Only because I think the color palette

 By: Patekphilippecollector : May 17th, 2020-20:09
Is a bit flatter and there seems to be more bleeding. However there seems to be a texture in the “chrome” version which I would like to see in the metal

perhaps you should considering trading one of yours for the...

 By: GLau : May 18th, 2020-12:04
chrome one so that you can enjoy two different styles.

Would def like to see one in the metal [nt]

 By: Patekphilippecollector : May 19th, 2020-08:03

Non-chrome version

 By: TheCollector1688 : May 17th, 2020-09:22
I prefer the non-chrome version. The chrome takes away the allure of the cloisonné center because it’s shines too much under some lighting conditions

Yes, my thinking ...

 By: GLau : May 17th, 2020-11:03
exactly !

Thanks Patekova for your comments ! Do...

 By: GLau : May 18th, 2020-12:06
check out the chrome dial if you get a chance to.

Hi Fab, you are most welcome ! I have yet to discover whether the chrome dials were...

 By: GLau : May 18th, 2020-12:08
made by Anita Porchet or another team. Stay tuned !


 By: Azzsi : May 18th, 2020-10:36
I never knew there is different dial versions ? Always thought it was the lighting that creates the effect. Thank you

Chrome effect is DEFINITELY ...

 By: GLau : May 19th, 2020-08:52
not due to lighting.

Great post. I love these sorts of threads.

 By: russell996 : May 18th, 2020-11:08
Are you sure this isn’t simply lighting causing the difference you are calling the chrome effect? Strong light at a slight angle can cause all sorts of effects. For sure there are multiple colourways as I have often seen with the 5131R’s. ...  

Nice shot Russell! [nt]

 By: patrick_y : May 18th, 2020-16:47

Happy that you liked my post :-) Also happy to let you know that I inspected this "chrome" dial myself and the

 By: GLau : May 19th, 2020-09:04
"shininess" is created by how the dial was made. Out of the several 5131Gs that I have handled, this is the only one with the "chrome" effect.

I wonder if the chrome effect you have witnessed is caused by a thinner than standard layer of enamel?

 By: russell996 : May 19th, 2020-09:53
So for instance showing more of the base gold disc through the enamel and hence giving a metallic reflection. I have seen on some Ulysse Nardin Tellurium dials evidence of the base gold disc showing through, some even appear to show a texture to the base ... 

Another Fabulous Post From Our Enamel Expert!

 By: patrick_y : May 18th, 2020-16:48
Great Post GLau! I love the comparison! Just goes to show that these are handmade individual pieces and they are not all "identical" commodities.

Thanks Patrick ! Irrespective of chrome effect or not, each dial is unique in terms of the...

 By: GLau : May 19th, 2020-09:09
shapes of the continents and their color scheme. Yours truly, Enamel "Slave"

Dear Gordon, thanks for pictorial explanation of the chrome version of 5131G.

 By: joenghenry : May 20th, 2020-06:46
Does this chrome version only exist in earlier samples of 5131G? I prefer the non-chrome version as you, since the colours of non-chrome are more vivid. While the chrome version looks more vintage, with colours appear to have faded away. Perhaps the chrom... 

Hi Henry, you and Russell think alike in terms of the gold plate ! Thinking 🤔 more about it, I feel it might be the...

 By: GLau : May 21st, 2020-04:51
enamel powder used by the enameler of the chrome dial. He/she might have added or subtracted an ingredient. I will search for an answer but might take some time.

So this means you ...

 By: GLau : May 21st, 2020-08:18
prefer the chrome enamel dial ?

When will you be in...

 By: GLau : May 22nd, 2020-06:35
Asia to check out the chrome enamel dial ? 😇

Well, here is another photo of the chrome to...

 By: GLau : May 23rd, 2020-02:10
incentivize you to come over ! 😇 ...