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Michael Ng and yours truly on a (virtual) GTG in Boccadasse -- spot the 100 differences! :-)

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Dear Friends,

let me kick off the new year on our forum by having some fun -- here's for you a collage that I have created of my favorite watch on this planet, Patek "Boccadasse" 5177G-010...and the ONLY TWO specimens I have ever seen of it! none

The one on the left is part of the amazing collection of our dear member Michael Ng, on the right is mine. 

We saw in the past multiple comparisons of Patek enamel WTs (the 5131 and 5231 series), but this is probably a first for an "out-of-catalog" reference (currently, the 5077, 5089, 5177, or 5086). Given the level of detail of these hand-made dials and the several techniques involved, it's literally amazing how many tiny differences one can find!

Hope you enjoyed -- and that staring at these dials long enough can make you as happy as I am! none

Remember that this is NOT a unique piece. Besides Michael and myself, at least 2 to 4 other allocations have been made and are currently in private collections around the world. Hence, let me also invite to the party any other owner of this reference who might be reading our forum: if at any point you feel comfortable introducing your watch to our community, please feel free to join us -- we very much look forward to hearing from you! none

Cheers.


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Michael Ng's "Boccadasse" on the left, mine on the right.

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Some of the documents that come with the watch; in particular, this page is listing the rare handcraft techniques that we can see on the dial.

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Bill January 2nd, 2021-08:53
Spectacular your Patek "Boccadasse" 5177G-010. I would say the waves are the most obvious to me in this picture. Have a great weekend. Ps in different light i dont see your waves from your old pictures.
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FabR January 2nd, 2021-09:29
Thanks a lot Bill -- even in person the sea waves are indeed one of the most spectacular parts! The technique there is "grand feu", whose effects are quite stunning :-) I used the first picture below in the collage for Michael Ng's dial (on the left), while from the next picture (also from him) the waves are definitely more visible. Another impressive feature of these dials is indeed how they totally change depending on ... 
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GLau January 2nd, 2021-09:03
Fun game and lovely comparison ! If each wave is considered a little bit different, then I just found more than 100 !
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FabR January 2nd, 2021-09:29
Thanks a lot Gordon -- and they probably are! ;-) 
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jleno January 2nd, 2021-09:29
Great to see this comparison and the small differences between versions! And I love the waves under the flinque enamel!
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FabR January 2nd, 2021-09:33
Thank you, much appreciated ;-) Here's for you another angle from an older picture of mine where the waves are perhaps more highlighted. Cheers.  ... 
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jleno January 2nd, 2021-09:38
Stunning! I originally thought the dial was entirely cloisonne enamel, very impressive that multiple techniques are used!
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FabR January 2nd, 2021-10:20
Indeed, honestly a mix of several techniques is not so common even for these rare handcrafts, it was certainly a nice addition! Hope to show you in the metal one day, it's not even comparable to the pictures I can take ;-) 
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jleno January 2nd, 2021-10:29
Looking forward to it! :) 
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FabR January 2nd, 2021-11:41
😉🥂 
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Happy new year to everyone on WatchProSite.

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Dear friends Thank you for all the wonderful posts sharing your passion, knowledge and amazing pictures and not least for your friendships. It is a genuine pleasure to be part of this forum. I think we have an amazing pool of regular participants with fantastic collections who stay here for years and some even for decades. I think it’s worth giving some thought.


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