Hi All, the 5131 fraternal triplets say hello !

Jan 04, 2019,09:45 AM

Naturally I love them equally but deep down inside I admire each differently.

R: Connects with me because the map has Asia and the colors on the enamel dial complements the rose case very well and as a result my heart is warmed.

G: Also connects with me because of the map has Asia and the colors are most vibrant of all the 5131s & contrasts well with the G case.  IMO, enamel dials are meant to showcase its colors.

P: The P metal provides a great heft and presence on the wrist/arm.  Although the dial has fewer colors, they do provide a good contrast.

How would you compare and contrast these triplets and their personalities ?  smile



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If I had to choose one

 By: sham1 : January 4th, 2019-10:03
it would be the 5131P but with a leather strap so that it is lighter to wear. I love the white areas on the dial which far exceeds that on the G and R. But you know my personal favourite is still the 5575G

Yes sham, I do remember well your...

 By: GLau : January 4th, 2019-10:10
love for 5575 ! LOL !! BTW, my R enamel dial with icy white areas looks really โ€œcoolโ€. Without the white, the dial would not have the accentuation which rounds it out well.

Sorry Gordon

 By: sham1 : January 4th, 2019-10:17
The R does not have enough 'white' for me. I love the cold, I need more snow!!!

Sham, you need more snow because it is so...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-09:12
hot in Malaysia for you, right ??

Way too hot here Gordon!!

 By: sham1 : January 5th, 2019-09:25
Will be heading to Europe next week and to the Scottish Highlands in February im search of the glorious white stuff!!!

Yes Nicolas, your preference for white metals is...

 By: GLau : January 4th, 2019-10:11
well known. Thanks for your comments !

dear 5980, I would suggest that you...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-06:11
call you AD for a 5131P ! You will love its heft on your wrist/arm !

superb trio!

 By: keks : January 4th, 2019-11:45
all having a piece of Asia I suppose... but now a J would make a full set! now the hard part is choosing which one to wear I suppose... congrats again!

+1 and with his 5575G, heโ€™ll be....

 By: Raymond_S : January 4th, 2019-11:54
Like Zachattack ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

thanks keks for your...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-06:12
kind words ! You are poisoning me for a set !

All totally gorgeous for me to be frank, my favorite perhaps being the R, at least of the gold versions (since I do have the P)...

 By: FabR : January 4th, 2019-15:20
On the other hand Iโ€™m starting to look around for options for the 5231 now, like I guess many of us here. Iโ€™ll be very curious to hear if anyone has some info to share on the possible dials, I have not heard anything official yet ๐Ÿ˜€

thanks Fab for your kind feedback ! You do need the ...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-06:39
5131R ! Please be our spy to find out the motif for 5231.

I think you need the J version Gordon to make a properly comprehensive analysis!

 By: Conkers : January 4th, 2019-18:28
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜€. I tell you what, get the J and then we will get together with your four 5131s and my four 5970s and we can have a serious shootout and come up with a definitive view of the best metal for each model. Not sure I will have all four 5070s in time to add ... 

yes Conkers, you are right that I need the J but have to sell a...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-06:45
body part first ! :-( How many 5070 do you have now ?

thanks Karl for you feedback ! The R's enamel dial is absolutely lovely !!

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-06:47
The P of course is a "heavy weight" !

A terrific trio ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

 By: Watcholic_id : January 5th, 2019-00:13
The P & G are my favorite because Iโ€™m with Nicolas, a white metal guys. If I had to choose only 1, then it would be the P. Same with Sham1โ€™s opinion, the P with leather strap would be a fantastic combo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Thanks for sharing those superb pics ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Ch... 

thank you Watcholic_id for your comments ! The P is a real...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-06:53
"heavy weight" with its lovely heft !

Love them all

 By: henryrover : January 5th, 2019-03:25
(1) worldtime complication (2) enamel craftsmanship (3) set Hong Kong time - that's purely personal

Beautiful World!

 By: Mean Solar Time : January 5th, 2019-06:12
Thanks for sharing. They all look great! Probably hard to pick a favorite because they all have their individual strengths.

I honestly like them all pretty equally.

 By: Mean Solar Time : January 5th, 2019-08:34
I probably wear the "P" or "G" more often ... because the white metal cases work better with the bulk of my clothing choices.

yes, I understand what you mean as each has its...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-08:40
characteristics but one or two suit(s) my lifestyle more.

I think for me would be the P

 By: traineract : January 5th, 2019-06:15
Then G, then R. I like the ice on the P particularly

Hi traineract, I know why you like the P most. The reason is that...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-07:02
with the hot weather in Singapore, you need this ice king, right??

Haha! I think you hit on the nail

 By: traineract : January 6th, 2019-05:54
Really need some coolness in this heat!

Thanks Fram ! Exactly it is ...

 By: GLau : January 5th, 2019-10:17
75% of a set. LOL ! Should I continue to lose an organ to complete the 5131 set ?

The G is adorable for many reasons !! What would be...

 By: GLau : January 6th, 2019-04:15
your second choice and why ?

I'm a white metal guy, so the P. On the bracelet must be a great daily wearer

 By: 1WatchMan : January 6th, 2019-05:11
The R is gorgeous and extremely charming, but I wouldn't wear it very often. One day I will get a watch in R, and the 5131 would be a perfect one. Maybe a 5231 ๐Ÿ˜‰

The P is a great daily wear because it is an ...

 By: GLau : January 6th, 2019-08:04
exercise weight on your arm ! Since you like white metals, then 5231G should be yours soon !!!

LOL, the 5131P must be really heavy (never handled one yet) ๐Ÿ˜…

 By: 1WatchMan : January 6th, 2019-13:15
I'm not a collector but just a watch lover, and I like certain diversity in my stable. Owning a 5110G, 5231G could be redundant (I know, not really, but kind of). Maybe 5231R could be a better complement. The only 'con' I see is that I don't like yellow g... 

โ€œWatch loverโ€ vs โ€œwatch collectorโ€ is ...

 By: GLau : January 6th, 2019-18:34
an interesting comparison! On the rotor for an enamel worldtime, IMO this is a non-issue because I am forever staring in the front and admiring the enamel map & its contrast with the case. The back can be shut with a lid and I would not mind. LOL !

LOL, that's also true! ๐Ÿ˜„

 By: 1WatchMan : January 6th, 2019-21:42
But I still don't understand why Patek is not paying attention to this mismatch. IMO it's really evident in other watches with bigger rotors.

Yellow/Rose Color Difference Not Distressing

 By: Mean Solar Time : January 7th, 2019-11:29
Certainly everyone one is entitled to their opinion and I respect your decision based on your taste. I usually like to match metals ... belt buckle, watch case, ring ... etc, but the Rose/Yellow mismatch that occurs in some Patek references has never both... 

It's good that it doesn't bother you, maybe it's only me

 By: 1WatchMan : January 8th, 2019-01:35
But to me yellow rotors inside rose cases means "no go". Other combos don't bother me that much, but this specific one does. Don't get me wrong, it's just a very personal feeling, but it makes me think of a sort of "collage" watch. At this level, I would ... 

I would pick the R

 By: mj23 : January 6th, 2019-08:11
I am a white metal person but find R goes really well with the enamel map. Itโ€™s stunning

Wonderful set

 By: jonnlee5711 : January 7th, 2019-19:43
Amazing pieces Gordon. From the pictures I agree with the feel that each dial and metal gives and having recently handled an R, I would say the G or the R would be the first piece I would hunt for budget permitting. Wear them in good health my friend.

All three beautiful indeed, Gordon!

 By: Greenwatch : January 7th, 2019-19:50
You have such an amazing collection of World Timer! Have a great year ahead!

Congratulations Gordon on your beautiful threesome!! For me hard to say an order of preference. Each has its own unique

 By: patekova : January 9th, 2019-10:49
character and once you start playing with strap colors the differences in character become more pronounced. I have 2 questions for you: How do you feel about the bracelet on the P? And would you consider removing the bracelet and putting on a strap? Best,... 

Hi Patekova, I love the ...

 By: GLau : January 11th, 2019-08:59
heft of the bracelet and have considered using a strap but just have not gotten around to it. IMO the P would look wonderful on different color straps and they would bring fantastic new looks to it.


 By: Azzsi : January 12th, 2019-11:52
Is the platinum bracelet inter-changeable to a leather strap? I donโ€™t believe it is - am I wrong ?

Hi doublesix, thanks for your reply and feeding ...

 By: GLau : January 11th, 2019-09:01
poison to me for completing the set !

They say three's a crowd

 By: alwoo888 : January 9th, 2019-11:29
But in this case, definitely room for one more, yes? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have to go with the P - love the 'Cold as ice' look.

What an amazing post!

 By: ChristianDK : January 12th, 2019-04:09
congratulations, dear Gordon, my enameled friend ๐Ÿ˜„ what a post! They are absolutely stunning. I dont feel qualified to Pick a favorite, but im hopping You will show the, when I see you in HK. They are simply gorgeous, all three!

Thanks Christian for your kind comments ! When will you be...

 By: GLau : January 12th, 2019-09:17
in Hong Kong for our long overdue GTG ??

Itโ€™s in the works

 By: ChristianDK : January 12th, 2019-12:12
Right now it looks like it will be in the autumn, but I have a meeting in a few weeks where it will most likely be scheduled. I will drop you a pm as soon as I have something. I really look forward to out GTG my friend.