Wow...great story and nice collection

Jul 04, 2020,09:25 AM

Thank you for sharing your story! Very nice back story on those. I believe these were regularly given to VVIPs from their AD. I know of a Patek collector getting one every year from their AD for Christmas. Nice to see there is a fellow Patek enthusiast near where I reside...what a small world!

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Patek Limoges Trays -- Origin, history, etc.?

 By: JRSMD : July 3rd, 2020-09:24
I have been collecting Patek Limoges trays for a decade and finally completed the series, each plate from 1997-2019! Am working on article about these unique commemorative artist pieces. I reached out to Patek who were quite polite but really could not te...  

Hi 👋 John, As the Patek moderator, I extend to you a warm welcome to the Patek forum!

 By: GLau : July 3rd, 2020-09:38
Your collection of these plates is amazing ! We look forward to your posts about your Patek watches ! By the way, is that an aquanaut on your wrist ? Gordon

Thanks! [nt]

 By: JRSMD : July 3rd, 2020-10:23
Yes, that is a 5167, originally bought from an AD with a bracelet but I later bought a rubber strap from Patek and have kept that on since.

Thanks again Gordon, please delete all of my posts and cancel my account.

 By: JRSMD : July 5th, 2020-08:59
I have tried to do so on my own but could not figure out how. Thanks again for everything.

Welcome to our great forum, and congrats on an impressive entrance! :-)That is a pretty unique Patek collection to have!

 By: FabR : July 3rd, 2020-09:44
I never looked into their history, but hopefully other friends will be able to give you some more information. Here's my only one from the 2014 anniversary, since I have one of the "corresponding" (wood marquetry) watches. Hope you'll enjoy your time here...  

Welcome, great entry! [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : July 3rd, 2020-09:50

A collection to be proud of!

 By: sham1 : July 3rd, 2020-09:51
Well done on your efforts to assemble this fine collection and thank you for sharing this with us. I have one piece and for me it is so special so to have 23 years worth of trays must give you immense satisfaction.

That's cool! [nt]

 By: patrick_y : July 3rd, 2020-10:18

Great collection. How I wish my ad would give me 1. 😂

 By: geross : July 3rd, 2020-13:53
But that's ok. My dream is to buy a lighter in the Patek saloon in Geneva. 👏 Cheers. 🥃 Geross.


 By: FRAMII : July 3rd, 2020-15:31
I didn’t even know that they had so many different ones.. I have only one which I got as a gift when I bought my wife’s PP. But normally its used for this Not as nicely displayed as you incredible collection 👍👍👍👍👍👍 ...  

Lovely collection!

 By: BigAppleBill : July 3rd, 2020-16:01
Whenever I see these at auction I always wonder about them. How satisfying it is to see a complete collection! Well done!

It's Just Awesome! Please share your story about your collection too...

 By: Pun : July 3rd, 2020-19:39
Warm welcome to this great community of watch lovers. 🥂

Some Quick Facts . . .

 By: JRSMD : July 4th, 2020-04:01
Wow, thanks for all of the kind words, what a friendly group! Collecting these trays has been a lot of fun and I keep them all right outside my home office, where they inspire daily. One of you asked for some stories -- so please pardon the length of this...  

Thanks for your story on this amazing collection ! A trade of the whole collection for a watch must be a...

 By: GLau : July 4th, 2020-04:47
difficult decision. If you are serious about it, please post on the forum "collectors market".

Got it, not quite ready for opening that valve . . .

 By: JRSMD : July 4th, 2020-05:29
and so sorry if I should have posted that notion elsewhere. I am still hoping for some info for an article, and thanks again for f everyone’s interest!

Sorry again

 By: JRSMD : July 5th, 2020-07:57
I just got an email from the moderator of the collectors market and he cancelled my post. I decided to offer the collection in exchange for “one watch.” I thought it would be a fun process and break the monotony. Apparently, I violated the “no Schilling” ... 

The problem here is that you show and share your collection, then a few posts after, you offer to trade it for a Patek...

 By: amanico : July 5th, 2020-08:23
That's against our forum rules. OR you share your collection, OR you post in on our collectors market. But not both.

Had no idea, I did not read the rules -- did not know there even were rules . . .

 By: JRSMD : July 5th, 2020-08:40
I honestly never meant to offend anyone or at all overstep. All I set out to do was to write an article (I used to write for a watch magazine and thought it would be a nice distraction to dig into the history and maybe find some interesting ideas). But ne... 

Again, as I explained via PM, no offense taken. That ad needed to be deleted as we cannot allow an item that was presented on a forum to be immediately advertised for sale/trade on CM.

 By: FabR : July 5th, 2020-08:23
No reason to be frustrated, and nobody got offended. In fact, as I said, if you would like to advertise again this collection for trade in a few months from now, we will be happy to host it on Collectors Market. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! ... 

Thanks for the further details, a really interesting journey! I do hope you'll write a piece about your collection, and we'll be glad to host it in the Patek forum if you so decide :-)

 By: FabR : July 4th, 2020-07:36
As far as trading something so unique for "just" a watch, I'd probably think about it *very* long before pulling the trigger... I do understand, however, the feeling that comes upon completion of a project, and the desire to somehow move on and find new m...  

I have been there my friend (!)

 By: JRSMD : July 5th, 2020-03:57
Keep checking eBay and the auction houses.


 By: anaroku : July 5th, 2020-04:22
I wish I could get all the magazine. It is wonderful collection. Frami

The oldest are unfortunately the most difficult to find, I believe I have one copy each otherwise I could have given you one since you're so close to completion (if they ever let me go back to Italy, that is! ;-))

 By: FabR : July 5th, 2020-06:42
The problem is they are hard to source even for Patek, since they don't print them anymore. Probably the best bet (save buying them second-hand online) is either to ask Patek directly, or some AD(s) you are in contact with. With some luck, an AD has an ex... 

Wow...great story and nice collection

 By: Patekfinity : July 4th, 2020-09:25
Thank you for sharing your story! Very nice back story on those. I believe these were regularly given to VVIPs from their AD. I know of a Patek collector getting one every year from their AD for Christmas. Nice to see there is a fellow Patek enthusiast ne...