My Personal top 3 dream Patek’s

Feb 11, 2019,09:06 AM

What are your top 3 all-time most desirable Pateks?


Criteria is pretty simple, it has to be a series production watch or a limited edition that was made in at least 100 pieces. It cant be unique one off pieces, but can be a unique dial variation of a standard production piece.


Here are my three:

The ref.2499 Perpetual Calendar with chronograph


Launched in 1950, it was in continuous production till 1985. Yet despite this time, only 349 pieces were made in four series. The first series saw two variations in cases, one made by Vichet with a diameter of 36.2mm. This was superseded by Wenger case with a diameter of 37.8mm.The second series saw the introduction of round pushers and a 37mm case.

Whatever the series, it is in my opinion just perfect and a dream watch.

The ref. 3974 Perpetual minute repeater

Launched in 1989 as part of the 150th anniversary the ref.3974 was finally retired in 2000. Aesthetically similar to the 2499, its beautiful. The case was 36mm diameter and depth of just 12mm. The case was designed and made by one Pateks finest case makers Jean Pierre Hagmann. Its sensual, and a masterpiece of horological complications, If only …….one in platinum please

The ref.5575G World time moonphase

Launched in October 2014, for 175th anniversary celebrations, it is a unique complication, combing a large moonphase display and world time. Made in 1300 pieces, it was “relatively” obtainable. Certainly out of my three, it’s the one that is most accessible. It’s an intoxicating mixture of horological complication and one the most exquisite cases ever made. The shaped asymmetric lugs are delightful. The whole combination is perhaps for me the most beautiful and innovative modern Pateks ever made.

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My top three

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2019-09:40
I would have included the 5029 but only 30 were produced so instead I have included the 3939, the 5959 and the 5531 the 3939R minute repeater tourbillon the 5959P ultra thin split second chronograph the 5531R - minute repeater world timer ...  

Not even in my wildest dreams!! :-)

 By: sham1 : February 11th, 2019-10:17
My personal collection top 3 would be. The largest is 34.6mm and the smallest 31mm! The 7200R London Edition - does not meet your criteria as it was only produced in 80 pieces the 3878J - still in my ADs safe as I pay it off in instalments!! The 1530A - m...  

Easy answer for me my friend...

 By: Mike H : February 11th, 2019-09:45
2499 I was going to say of course But for my #2 choice I would vote for the 5370 P and for #3 I would go for 5970 P Needless to say that my Wonder Watch (ref 3448) is also in my dream list but I don't need to count it since I already have one, hehehe ! so... 

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : February 11th, 2019-23:40

I have simple tastes, I only choose the best. Oscar Wilde.

 By: amanico : February 11th, 2019-10:20
Not necessarily in this order: 5100G for its unconventional case shape, its dial, its movement. 3939G for its black enameled dial, and because it is a minute repeater. Add poetry to poetry. And as for the third one, it is a tie between the 5970P and the 5...  


 By: Gelato Monster : February 12th, 2019-07:53
Totally support Nico Top 3, 3939G, 5370P, 5100P

Very simple

 By: Passionata_george : February 11th, 2019-10:29
1415 3700 3970


 By: FRAMII : February 11th, 2019-11:41
Without taking any in my current collection or vintage 5531R 5208R Or 5208P And maybe 5131P ...  

I would go with

 By: NML77 : February 11th, 2019-12:52
5078P, 5370p, 5531r

1st: 3448. 2nd: 5650. 3rd: 5370/5970

 By: Baron - Mr Red : February 12th, 2019-06:45
Between three watches, I am looking to tick a lot of boxes. How can I not include the 2499? Well, how can I not include the 5070P? Or the 3417A. But my first two pick themselves for me. The third choice is truly hard between the 5370 and 5970. The Rattrap...  

that is not a coincidence....LoL [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : February 12th, 2019-07:05

i need to dream harder [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : February 12th, 2019-07:25

Am not a Minute Repeater guy

 By: Baron - Mr Red : February 12th, 2019-07:59
I have looked at a lot and I just cannot get excited enough to make that jump.


 By: Baron - Mr Red : February 12th, 2019-09:08
At that level, a watch needs to sing a lot.


 By: Baron - Mr Red : February 12th, 2019-09:17
And for sure. Yet, would they fearture in my Top 3.....probably not. 1518.....wonderful 2499......wonderful Steel 570....wonderful One could go on and on. But would any feature in my Top 3? To be honest, I don't find myself harbouring deep desires on the ... 

My all time the best PPs:

 By: V-Rex : February 12th, 2019-08:20
1) 5078P with white dial; 2) 5970R; 3) 5070P.

Just for the record.

 By: Miles_151 : February 12th, 2019-14:35
I’ve had a 2499, 1518 and 3974 on my wrist. All so beautiful just too small for me to enjoy on my wrist. M.


 By: guruvandergullik : February 13th, 2019-10:11
I thought the 5074R had black dial. The picture you send is not 5074R or please educate me.

It is the original 5074r

 By: Miles_151 : February 13th, 2019-11:11

The ones that appeal to me the most are

 By: descartes1 : March 6th, 2019-09:33
1. 5711 in platinum (no anniversary) 2. 5370P 3. 5110P Runner up is 5164a

Patek 2499

 By: fabios : March 10th, 2019-04:25
This watch is the perfection. ...