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Some thoughts on the Patek Philippe 5105P.

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This watch was issued in a limited edition of 100 pieces, in 2006 to celebrate the opening of the Patek Philippe Salon in Geneva. 

It is one of these wonderful rectangular cases from Patek, along with the 5100 and the 5500 ( also called Pagoda ). Deliciously cambered, the platinum case is something to see in real life to fully appreciate it. 

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The proportions are perfect in my opinion, for a watch of this kind: 54 mm long, 25 mm large. 

The other spectacular detail is the shape of the sapphire glass, with matches with the case, cambered, then. It is a bit high, and generates some distortion, which pleases me a lot. 

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In comparison, the dial is very sober and classic, with its Roman XII and its small seconds. Typically Art Deco! 

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Turn the case, and you will have a nice last surprise: The movement. The Cal 9.90 has been conserved for many decades ( end 50's? ) in the drawers of the brand, before being used in this watch. 

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The packaging was special, very à propos to celebrate such an event. Credit picture: Sothebys. 











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Curiously, it didn't receive an hysterical welcome when it was unveiled. The Steel Calatrava 5565 was more the taste of the collectors, at that time, which was also made for the same event. 

Maybe because it is a rectangular watch? Maybe because of its thick sapphire glass? I don't know... 

But I find it quite delicious. 

Best,

Nicolas

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GLau September 3rd, 2022-16:43
Hi Nicolas, This piece is special ! It is not main stream because of the shaped case, but a great reference nonetheless !
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amanico September 3rd, 2022-16:45
What I think, and the fact it is not mainstream pleases me even more! 
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whatmakesmetick (andrea) September 3rd, 2022-16:45
It's a real beauty! Patek should do more rectangular pieces like this one
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amanico September 3rd, 2022-16:46
What I think, too. 
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Cookies September 3rd, 2022-16:45
Yes this piece It is on Wristscan this week! Beautiful piece!
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amanico September 3rd, 2022-16:46
Thank you, Cookies. 
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InHavenPro September 3rd, 2022-18:05
Gorgeous Art Deco Patek. These 'oddities' from PP tend to please me much more than their 'mainstream' offerings........ Thanks for the excellent pictures! Cheers, Filip
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amanico September 3rd, 2022-22:46
I have to agree with you, my friend. 
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renerod September 3rd, 2022-18:10
Hello dear friend! I find this type of "tank" watches very classy! And you can dress them down with textured straps (tan, taupe, for example) which makes them look über-cool! Thanks for sharing! René
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amanico September 3rd, 2022-22:47
Claro que si, amigo. Excellent strap suggestion. 
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