Patek Philippe 5110P 14th birthday.

2d of November 2004... 2d of November 2018. 14 years have passed, at the speed of light. 

On another side, I have the feeling this watch was always with me. Strange sensation... 

There are few watches you can say they are part of you. The Patek 5110P is one of them. 

It went with me, on my wrist or not, never too far from me, for the best or worse moments. A faithful companion. 

And a magic watch... With its complication which allows you to travel without moving, just by staring at its dial, the cities of the world, and the 24 hours inner ring in perpetual movement. 

Of course, there is also the beauty of the object, its harmonious proportions, the nicely decorated dial, the lovely case, and... The calibre 240, which is a great and historical movement, even if it is over used by Patek, and not a milestone in terms of finishings.

I would also mention one of the biggest asset of this watch, its indisputable charm. At the point I consider it as one as the most interesting and enjoyable modern watch from this brand. 

I had goosebumps when I traveled to pick it up, I still have goosebumps each time I see and wear it... Definitely, it is part of me. 

Is it perfect? No... Its pusher at 10 o' clock is rough, it is the biggest flaw of this watch. The hands are " shaking " a bit, too, when you use the pusher. I tried it on several, and I could play with quite a lot, and the pusher always has this feeling... 

Anyway, it won't be enough to stop me loving this amazing reference from Patek, which is, for me, a double milestone, among Patek Watches and among world timers, all brands included.

So, in order to celebrate its 14th birthday, this reference deserves some good new shots. 

Here they are: 





No doubt, I will celebrate many other birthdays with this watch! 

Now the question is to know if I will add a second Patek World Time... Time will tell. The 5230 is certainly a reference which tempts me, but I am still waiting to see if Patek will release it with a dial which will drive me crazy at the point to make the plunge...



Horology75 November 2nd, 2018-01:19
14 years of enjoyment ! Wonderful shots and well written feelings ... I’ve enjoyed my 5130p thoroughly and looking forward to add the 5131p ( if that happens hopefully next year ) ... Few shots of my Patek WT... ... 
amanico November 2nd, 2018-01:39
Wow, 3? Dubai and Mecca??? You still have them?  
Horology75 November 2nd, 2018-02:04
Actually very soon 4 with the 5131P :)  
amanico November 2nd, 2018-02:32
FabR November 2nd, 2018-01:25
Congrats Nico on this special anniversary! The personal connection we establish with our watches is indeed one of the most fascinating and meaningful aspects of this beautiful hobby of ours! And I understand that, like me, you might also be waiting for a 5231...maybe it's only a few months away, who knows...;-)
amanico November 2nd, 2018-01:40
A 5231... Yes, if I can afford and find one... And IF Patek decides to make it. First things first. ;)  
sham1 November 2nd, 2018-01:34
14 years with the same watch is a feeling I can only dream of Nico!! Congratulations!!! Seriously, the longest I have owned a watch is for 4 years and I hope I will never have to sell it! ... 
amanico November 2nd, 2018-01:41
There are watches which are destined to be keepers. This 5110P is one of them, clearly.  
sham1 November 2nd, 2018-01:44
totally Nico! I have seen you posting it a here a number of times so it must be one of your favourites.
amanico November 2nd, 2018-02:17
Definitely, it is one of my favorite, all brands included.  

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