Patek Philippe 3574

Press play ▶️ Hard as it may seem to believe, I think my favourite watch that I have seen on my all-to-brief vacation in #HongKong and #Tokyo is not actually a #GrandSeiko. Rather, it is this simply gorgeous #PatekPhilippe from the early 1970’s. @christieswatches had one in the catalogue for their auction here in #HK, but it was withdrawn. Fear not however, because there is one available in their online auction. The lady at #Christies assured me it wasn’t the same one, and who am I to doubt her! It’s a #3574 #Calatrava in stainless steel, with the rare embossed logo dial. Simply gorgeous! It is believed there are only 10 such pieces in existence. Temporarily, I will provide the link to this watch in my bio. May it find a good home, because if I wasn’t 100% focused on Grand Seiko I’d buy it for myself 😜

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Patek Philippe 5204P

Just realised I’ve yet to share a detail shot from the dial side of the #PatekPhilippe #5204P. So for #macromonday today, I’ll post a couple. Here’s the thing I’m not a fan of on pretty much all Patek perpetual chronos since the 3970. I just cannot wrap my head around why Patek don’t make all the date numbers in the same sized font as the 5 and 27. Then those two wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb, and there would be no need for a “chin”, or for the dates to eat into the minutes track. Would be interested to know my followers thoughts on this! #macro

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