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Incoming Patek 5177G-028 "School of Fish" in enamel, from the 2021 Rare Handcraft collection! :-)

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-12:56
Dear Friends, let me officially share with you the HUGE joy of this new enamel piece, which I picked up upon arrival in Italy last week --- simply put, one of the best-looking watches I have EVER seen in person! I know my pictures will never do it justice...  

Huge congratulations Fab !!!!

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 27th, 2021-13:02
Itโ€™s absolutely beautiful.

I think itโ€™s โ€ฆ.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 27th, 2021-13:07
a watch that looks even better in real life ๐Ÿฅ‚

Yes I agreeโ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 27th, 2021-13:20
They take on a different โ€œfeelโ€ as the light changes and catches the dial.

Absolutely gorgeous piece!

 By: Pretty Boy : December 27th, 2021-13:06
Huge congratulations, my friend. Best, V.

Congratulations, Fabrizio...!

 By: George Gently : December 27th, 2021-13:08
A real beauty Regards, George

Huge congratulations on yet another special timepiece.

 By: Miles_151 : December 27th, 2021-13:10
Stunning and another example of what Patek do best. Enjoy my friend. M.

Marvelous! Congratulations on this amazing masterpiece.

 By: Lankysudanese : December 27th, 2021-13:15
Itโ€™s ownership by a nuanced Patek handicraft collector is well-deserved, IMHO. Wear it in the best of health. Hussam

Gigantic congratulations ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ!

 By: GLau : December 27th, 2021-13:17
The enamel work by AP is so amazing ๐Ÿคฉ and the claus de Paris really accentuate the painting ! Enjoy this piece often while your other ones are jealous๐Ÿคฃ My Rousseau ๐Ÿฆ lion better not have a GTG with the fish ๐Ÿ  ๐ŸŸ, otherwise it will eat them for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‚ ... 


 By: toxly347 : December 27th, 2021-13:18
Congratulations on both additions. Have a great week and enjoy them in health and prosperity.

Big congrats dear Fab on this new arrival of this marvelous timepiece from Patek. Enjoy it so much and in the best of good health my dear friend.

 By: Subexplorer : December 27th, 2021-13:31
I send you my best wishes for next New Year 2022. Be it with much Peace and Good Health for you and your beloved ones and enjoy your wonderful collection so much! Cheers! Abel

Ha ha ha!! Thanks a lot for your so kind greetings my dear "twin moderator" Appreciate so much your kind message. I also wish so much meeting you some day. It will be a real pleasure and honor.

 By: Subexplorer : December 27th, 2021-15:29
Hopefully the World will return to more normal times soon and allow for travels again. A big hug for you Fab and again my best wishes for Next Year. Cheers! Abel

Absolutely amazing, and many congratulations!!!

 By: KCLQMULKU : December 27th, 2021-13:37
The photos of this (I can only imagine) does not come close to capturing the mesmerising dial, nor the unimaginable moment. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful occasion with such wonderful photos, and high praise on this acquisition!!!

I am so happy for you Fab!

 By: Rhyzen : December 27th, 2021-13:58
This is a sublime addition to an already amazing collection! Museum-worthy pieces, all of them. Wear them in good health!


 By: TeutonicCarFan : December 27th, 2021-14:04
The watches comes to life! Fantastic collection of pure artistry you have. Such a passionate collection ๐Ÿ‘ -Kevin

Major congrats my dear friend

 By: Mr.Gatsby : December 27th, 2021-14:22
Thatโ€™s a real score with Patek and also the Rolex OP. If only I had a girlfriend like yours LOL. Very happy for you mon ami, wear it in the best of health. Looking forward to more photos Best Gatsby

Indeed you are !! :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : December 27th, 2021-16:51
That really is a very special watchโ€ฆ Best Gatsby

What a beautiful addition to your already impressive rare handcrafts collection FabR!

 By: Time to watch : December 27th, 2021-14:29
Bravo, Complimenti e mille di questi giorni !!!

What a unique piece

 By: afaleh : December 27th, 2021-14:34
Turkey next level! Art for the wrist! Fantastic!!! Congratulations, you wear it exceptionally well

What a lovely collection of special Pateks that you have!

 By: sham1 : December 27th, 2021-14:45
My first thought was Gordon Lau would be envious!! And for me my favourite has to be the lovely Italian seaside village which always takes my breath away no matter how many times you post it.

You are right sham ! I am now

 By: GLau : December 27th, 2021-15:08
GREEN with envy !! Perhaps I should trade Rousseau lion ๐Ÿฆ for fish ๐Ÿ ?

How about...

 By: GLau : December 27th, 2021-15:18
Lion ๐Ÿฆ for boccadesse then ? ๐Ÿ˜‡

Many thanks Sham, โ€œBoccadasseโ€ will probably always be my favorite as wellโ€ฆI simply canโ€™t imagine a more special Patek for me personally, than one representing one of the most beautiful corners of my hometown!๐Ÿ˜

 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-15:09
This new 5177 is however on the same level artistically, so if I were not from Genova, I confess the competition would have been much tougher between the two!๐Ÿ˜‚ Cheers my friend.

Congratulations, Fabrizio!!! A spectacular piece of art!!! An absolutely rarity!!!

 By: Tchela1 : December 27th, 2021-14:58
What amazes me about this enamel is as though the body of the fish appear to be shimmering in the dark blue sea. So beautiful! And the hobnail bezel is my favorite! You deserve this!

Huge congrats Fabrizio!

 By: Saz : December 27th, 2021-15:00
Beautiful dial and I would like to say the name calligraphy is also something special! Even my wife who is very picky said the dial was beautiful! Wear it in good health! And what a present for the end of the year! Samer


 By: NautNut : December 27th, 2021-15:08
I have watch envy


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 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-21:49

What an incredibly beautiful piece!

 By: BMR : December 27th, 2021-15:15
The dial conveys such a sense of depth that I know must be even better in person. Huge congratulations on this very special piece. Your collection of rare handcrafts is truly beautiful and inspiring!

OMG what an incredible collection

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : December 27th, 2021-15:17

Bellissimo Fabrizio

 By: Costa (aka Connie) : December 27th, 2021-15:21
Wear it in the best of health.

๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿคฉ

 By: Patekfinity : December 27th, 2021-15:34
What an amazing reference!! Love the color and Iโ€™m sure is more vibrant in personโ€ฆonly if WPS can one day migrate to the VR world and we can all share in VR. Would be amazing!!

Just wonderful! Congrats for landing this marvel of an art!

 By: Ivan5 : December 27th, 2021-15:37
One could imagine this one as an ultimate mafia boss watch...on a wrist of someone who sends people to "sleep with the fishes" ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜œ Enjoy it in good health, Fab! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

HUGE congratulations!

 By: Miranda : December 27th, 2021-15:45

Enormous congratulations, Fab!

 By: jleno : December 27th, 2021-16:01
That's a gorgeous cloisonne dial, both on design and execution! Anita P. did a terrific job!

OMGโ€ฆ.green shoes, blue shoes, yellow shoes, purple shoesโ€ฆ.

 By: Clueless_Collector : December 27th, 2021-16:06
Your are the Fabulous, Flamboyant Fabrizio ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Congratulations ๐Ÿพ what a home run to end the year!


 By: Mary Anny : December 27th, 2021-16:27
A really beautiful dial. It could easily be my kind of watch!!!! Thanks for sharing it Fabrizio

You're right!

 By: Mary Anny : December 27th, 2021-17:56
Let's hope Patek Philippe will make a dial with math equations on it (if I rememeber well!)... ;-)

Sure ๐Ÿคฃ

 By: Mary Anny : December 27th, 2021-19:33


 By: FabR : December 27th, 2021-21:49

Congratulations to your newest addition!

 By: penfriend : December 27th, 2021-16:43
Very happy for you; hope that I can join soon (at least partially) with the 5088

Thxs - it should arrive within the next two quarters

 By: penfriend : December 27th, 2021-18:12
Curious how it is live

Amazing collection!

 By: aris d : December 27th, 2021-17:05

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ FabR!

 By: oyster case : December 27th, 2021-18:00
Delightful ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow. Wow. Wow

 By: jmerce : December 27th, 2021-18:23

Huge congrats!

 By: Chris_Nor : December 27th, 2021-18:23
Best Chris

Fab, I am speechless, and if you know me at

 By: : December 27th, 2021-20:59
All that occurrence is rare โ€ฆcongratulations, you are a true purist and overall great guy deserving everything, that is good in life, you receive. Your collection is only surpassed by you giving of yourself. I am only but a mere mortal but got my own Chri...  

Wow!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ Simply spectacular! Congratulations on this rare and beautiful addition to your already impressive collection!

 By: BigAppleBill : December 27th, 2021-21:00
And the green OP is my personal favorite color of the new OPs. You are blessed with a thoughtful girlfriend and an abundance of some of the very best watches. Life is good!

Big congrats to a โ€œbig fish โ€œ

 By: : December 27th, 2021-22:18
The colours look incredible even with these pics Enjoy Julian

An amazing piece, Fab!

 By: 997c4gts : December 27th, 2021-22:58
Lovely to see such rare pieces-your expression says it all. A true Purist, Enjoy it in the best of health ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ David

The most lovely enamel

 By: p2517s : December 27th, 2021-23:00
This is the most beautiful enamel dial which suits the dial and style perfectly.

Congratulations dear Fabrice!

 By: renerod : December 28th, 2021-02:53
Your watch is a piece of art that you can wear. Simply, all the details in the cloisonnรฉ enamel must keep your sight hypnotized. Thanks for sharing and as always: wear it in good health. Oh! And happy holidays! Best. Renรฉ

Wow wow wowโ€ฆ. You are a very lucky man! Well deservedโ€ฆ

 By: nacelle : December 28th, 2021-03:31
Congratulations to you Fab!

Wow ๐Ÿคฉ

 By: tempus : December 28th, 2021-10:38
Nice topic and beautiful colors!!! Huge congrats, I can see your smile when you look at it! Best Tempus

Huge congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ

 By: russell996 : December 28th, 2021-10:44
Amazing piece. ๐Ÿ™Œ


 By: Peter : December 28th, 2021-11:24


 By: keks : December 28th, 2021-13:53
that is an incredibly beautiful piece! an amazing collection of art pieces you are accumulating, can not decide which one of them would be my favorite to wear. One piece I understand shares a special spot for you as it is your hometown, and if I had one w... 

From a bubble making sub....

 By: sergio : December 28th, 2021-14:38 a dial watching one, congratulations for your new acquisition. Enjoy it too much

Congratulations on such a fine acquisition. I love the water and fishes are a beautiful theme.

 By: Bill : December 28th, 2021-15:35
This piece will sit perfectly on your collection. Wear it in great health dear Fabrizio.

Great to see Italy on the top of the world ;-)

 By: ID1972Sr : December 28th, 2021-18:38
Huge congrats, Fabrizio! E Forza Genoa Sempre

All are beautiful,

 By: Thomas_3 : December 28th, 2021-18:43
my favorites of the 5 are the world timer and the "Boccadasse" dial. Wear them all in good health.

Huge congrats, dear Fab!!

 By: MTR : December 29th, 2021-00:29
This dial is amazing and โ€ฆ enchantingly beautiful. It looks almost three dimensional!! Also your whole collection you showed in this post is very impressing. But this โ€œSchool-of-the-fish-โ€œdialโ€ฆ. A really great addition to your collection. You can feel ver... 

Of course proud, lucky AND happy!

 By: MTR : December 29th, 2021-11:54
I didnโ€™t mention that you are VERY โ€œhappyโ€ because that is obvious. ๐Ÿ˜ Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚

My god! That one is spectacular

 By: pfang56 : December 29th, 2021-09:16
And aside from your other enamelwork pieces, I think this one is my favorite. Congratulations and enjoy this incredible and special model. What a way to close out 2021! Cheers Peter

Just amazing

 By: Watchclog : December 29th, 2021-09:33
Huge congratulations

Incredible piece, many congratulations!

 By: DOCSF : December 29th, 2021-10:51
I haven't seen this piece in real life but one of my friends saw it at my Rolex AD and he said it was unreal.

Thanks a lot -- really glad your friend was able to see one in the real, as it's indeed impossible to fully render this dial with pictures (especially with mine! ;-)))

 By: FabR : December 29th, 2021-14:25
As usual I don't have an official production number, though for sure at least 2 were produced given that my dial and the one in the official press pictures are different If I have to guess, 3 to 5 might be a reasonable range (similarly to Boccadasse, of w... 

Huge, huge congratulations Fab

 By: ChristianDK : December 29th, 2021-22:37
This one is really stunning. Amazing piece. Iโ€™m really so happy for you. Great smile on your face. Life can be wonderful sometimes.

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW Fab. Huge congrats bro. What a stunner and great addition to your handcraft collection. Would love to see that IRL one day my friend...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : December 31st, 2021-18:17
I also picked up a SPECIAL piece by Anita which I will post this weekend or afterwards as Santa came late, but at least he showed up ๐Ÿ˜‰

One happy man.

 By: WatchUC : January 7th, 2022-01:46
Congratulations. Epic piece!

Huge congratulations!!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : January 8th, 2022-23:56
Itโ€™s always a delight to see focused collectors with their niche. Amazing set of rare handcrafts you have

Many thanks my friend, I feel truly fortunate to be able to...."look after" a few of these incredible pieces! ;-)

 By: FabR : January 9th, 2022-13:53
Have you acquired anything from this year's Rare Handcraft collection? I regard Patek's Rare Handcrafts as among the very best horology and today's art have to offer...and I'm already excited at the thought that the announcement of the 2022 creations is o... 

I am also very fortunate to be able to...."look after" the "School of fish" from Anita...

 By: Michael Ng : January 18th, 2022-05:56
Just got this today after a long wait... ...  

Impressive work. Bravo!

 By: amanico : January 18th, 2022-06:38

Huge congratulations and

 By: GLau : January 18th, 2022-07:55
well worth the wait ! The dial looks fantastic ๐Ÿ‘

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธyou again???๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

 By: FabR : January 18th, 2022-12:17
My most sincere congrats Michael, and an equally enormous Thank-You for sharing this stunning new entry with the Forum!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Quite amazingly, in case some of our members donโ€™t remember, Michael and I happen to have THE ONLY TWO 5177G-010 โ€œBoccadasseโ€ refere... 

Hi Fab, long live our Enamel King ๐Ÿคด Michael !!!

 By: GLau : January 18th, 2022-12:27
So great to see the passion for enamel dials from you both ! ๐Ÿ‘

Fab, thinking ๐Ÿค” more, we as Patek moderators must agree to promote

 By: GLau : January 18th, 2022-16:52
Michael to enamel Emperor๐Ÿ‘‘ and you to Enamel King. Yours truly stays as the humble enamel slave/addict๐Ÿ˜‡ Deal ??

PLEASE, to all of our distinguished forum members *and non-member readers*: If you also received a Patek reference 5177G-028 "School of Fish" this year, and you feel comfortable to publicly share a picture, we would LOVE to hear from you! :-)

 By: FabR : January 18th, 2022-12:56
Note that AT LEAST ONE MORE of these incredible pieces does exist, since, this time around, the watch Patek used for the press pictures and the Geneva Exhibit is *different* from both Michael's and mine Here are three photos in relatively similar position...  

The beauty of these rare handcrafts is no 2 watches are the same.

 By: DOCSF : January 18th, 2022-13:54
I am aware an AD in the UK received a "School of Fish" allocation and I will ask their watch manager whether it was the same as Patek's official picture

Indeed, some remarkable differences are even noticeable in "regular-catalog," simpler enamel references such as the 5131/5231 line, that in this type of models they become totally amazing! ;-)

 By: FabR : January 18th, 2022-16:21
Even the three "A.P" signatures are so different....My girlfriend just pointed out to me that the "press fish" at 6 o'clock goes the other direction than the rest of the school, unlike Michael's and mine!! And on and on.... This is truly the marriage of h... 

PS: Notice my choice of words "this time around" in my earlier post.... For fun, this is the thread I opened a year ago with a collage comparing Michael's and my "Boccadasse" Pateks:

 By: FabR : January 18th, 2022-16:30
This was the collage: [Michael's 5177G-010 "Boccadasse" (left) and mine (right)] .....and this was Patek's official press watch: How many different watches can you see above....two or three? VERY interesting! Cheers. ...  

Every time I look at this dial it feels as though the fishes come alive.

 By: KCLQMULKU : January 18th, 2022-19:13
Absolutely amazing! Like a miniature aquarium, or port hold to the ocean. Amazing.


 By: KCLQMULKU : January 19th, 2022-19:52