Patek 5100 Manta

Oct 12, 2021,12:52 PM

I think this watch made to celebrate the year 2000 is a little under appreciated but not unloved. Imagine the commitment from Mr Stern to develop a bespoke movement for a limited edition run with 10 days of power?!

Anyway, I love it, as much for its case shape as for the movement. The only thing I would change is the case material: if I could have got a Pt one I most certainly would have!

Thanks for looking.

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Beautiful Patek …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 12th, 2021-13:04
It deserves our respect.

Youre correct

 By: Jurry : October 12th, 2021-13:59
Indeed underrated but I for one like that shape. The dial looks bit introvert which matches the case shape. I like it a lot

Same here!

 By: blau : October 12th, 2021-15:35


 By: amanico : October 12th, 2021-21:43

5100 R

 By: baufoam : October 12th, 2021-14:24
I wore a 5100 R for a quite a while. They are certainly beautiful watches. My big complaint was the winding. I actually like winding a watch. There is something about that interactivity that I like. The 5100 takes quite a while to wind-up from nothing and... 

We'll have to agree to disagree:

 By: blau : October 12th, 2021-15:36
I think your YG version is the one to own! Every combo is good--the rose gold with grey dial is awfully lovely, too. But for my money you've got the best one.

Thanks my friend!

 By: westrop : October 12th, 2021-17:03

True beauty!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 12th, 2021-18:20

I Miss That Patek

 By: enjoythemusic : October 12th, 2021-19:16
Remember those days back when.... and annual calendar.... and that timepiece is a wonderful example when Patek cared and innovated........ As for winding, I also agree about the 5100 versus the 3970er; as the crown had more resistive feel on the 3970. jmh... 

I picked up one last year…

 By: Dave G : October 12th, 2021-20:20
Definitely a unique look. Took me a while to find a good one in white gold. ...  

Well said DouglasM

 By: enjoythemusic : October 13th, 2021-18:43
I was hinting around that in my post. When David left Stern in NYC service combined with the unqualified kid at the helm I knew it was downhill for Patek. Happily, we have so many truly innovative TRUE independents in the market today that PP has made the... 

IMHO you have one of the best non round PP

 By: Gelato Monster : October 13th, 2021-00:26
Definitely on my list

Totally agree !

 By: cmclee : October 13th, 2021-02:40
I chanced upon the white and love it! ...  

Your manta ray

 By: GLau : October 13th, 2021-15:00
looks plenty good, especially with its movement made for the rectangular shape 👍 Enjoy it often !

The Manta case is awesome 💥🔥

 By: holdemchamp1225 : October 15th, 2021-16:16