Patek Philippe 5110P: 15th birthday!

Nov 02, 2019,10:37 AM

15 years already. That makes a good part of a life, doesn't it? 

15 years of pleasure, with good and bad moments, shared in a private way. 

This 5110P is one of my most significant horological experience. A dream which became reality. You know the feeling, since the day of its unveiling, you know that it is a watch made for you, you know that you badly want it. It is the case with the 5110P. It took me four years to get it, with a bit of luck, as I received an unexpected call from my sicilian AD who offered it to me. I rarely was so excited when I took possession of a watch. 

One of my older shots of the my 5110P: 

I brought this watch in almost all the countries I was, in Italy, of course, where I received it,  but also in Belgium, Great Britain, Morocco, Croatia, Slovenia, and even in Asia. 

After all, this watch is made for travels! 

The downside? The fact that if you travel in a timezone which is hour(s) less than your home time, you will have to use the pusher many times... For example, you go to London, and you live in Paris... You will have to use the pusher 23 times. There are more convenient and faster ways. And a pusher which is not very enjoyable to use, either...

The rest is pure pleasure. The two- tone dial, superbly decorated, the hands, the proportions between the dial and the case, the size of the case ( 37 mm ), the great density of the platinum case, and this lovely buckle with the Calatrava Cross, without forgetting, of course, the excellent and great looking Cal 240HU. 

In my opinion, this is one of the most charming modern Patek watch, world time or not.

A charm and a refinement that the bigger 5130 didn't have, even though this last reference was cooler. And I have the feeling the 5230 will not have this timeless character the 5110 has, with, on the top of that, the fact that it already has an iconic status. 

I had several Patek watches, such as the 5130G, the 5712 and the 5196P, all have gone, without too many regrets, at the exception of the 5196P, but this is another story. 

I can just say that only the 5110P gave me such an excitement. 

Clearly a watch which is here to stay in my collection. If I had to play to the " Only 10 watches  in my collection ", this 5110P would certainly qualify. 



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Great watch great photos

 By: FRAMII : November 2nd, 2019-11:18
Congratulations on the anniversary itโ€™s a keeper ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you, Fram. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-15:08

Your love for your 5110P is...

 By: GLau : November 2nd, 2019-11:28
undeniable! Wear it in good health !!

Thanks, Mr Enamel. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-15:08

Amazing that it has been 15 years already

 By: ChristianDK : November 2nd, 2019-11:36
I always think of you when I see it. It is truly a great piece.

Super cool shots

 By: coz : November 2nd, 2019-11:53
Happy birthday!

Thank you, coz. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-15:12

Thanks for sharing this Nico

 By: Mr.Gatsby : November 2nd, 2019-13:59
I was actually looking at the Patek WTs today. Have been thinking of the 5230 reference. I found no love with the 5130 reference. The thing is, I just prefer a case without the crown guard. And the guilloche pattern looks nice on the newer reference too.

The Youtube Celebrity ArchieLuxury said the 5110P was the greatest wrist watch in the past 30 years........

 By: Patek_3944 : November 2nd, 2019-15:08
I tend to agree..... albeit I can't afford the P version. I had to settle for the J which is the 2nd best in my opinion. You have such a great story about this watch! I love the fact you truly love this watch. I totally agree. My 5110 says hello!!!! ...  

Good one Archie!!

 By: cpbmd : November 6th, 2019-05:50
Nice post. Beautiful pics.

Beautiful piece. Timeless. [nt]

 By: russell996 : November 2nd, 2019-16:14

Thank you, Russell! [nt]

 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-16:19

Fantastic story of a fantastic watch!

 By: Watcholic_id : November 2nd, 2019-20:28
happy 15th anniversary & many more years to come couldn't agree with you more, the 5110 is the most charming among PP modern WT. especially the Platinum... a grail IMHO. and I really like your last pic, sublime! cheers

Happy anniversary my friend!

 By: ZSHSZ : November 2nd, 2019-22:14
You know I share your feelings about the WT and most likely the next on my list as soon as can make up my mind which one Iโ€™ll choose. Still missing my 5130 G . Where is that wall ??? ...  

That is such a nice watch.

 By: jlux : November 3rd, 2019-01:04
Now on to the next 15 (and more) years !

Thanks, nasseriq. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 3rd, 2019-07:09

15 years...

 By: FlyingSnoopy : November 4th, 2019-08:53
A long and faithful journey! May you enjoy it for many years more! Cheers

Merci, my dear friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 6th, 2019-13:56

Avec plasir! [nt]

 By: vicunaman1 : November 6th, 2019-14:05

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : November 6th, 2019-14:20