Timepieces from the house of Patek Philippe is much sought after - what more a complication with a Cloisonné enamel dial.
Cloisonné enamel technique is a complicated technique and I described it in my other article where I featured the Vulcain Cricket Aviator GMT Dragon. Each enamelling step is precise and the colours have to be fired at the right temperature for the colour to shine through.
What's special about the 5131R is the fact that the enamel dial gives it the colour that most other world timers won't. And because it is done with the Cloisonné enamel technique, no two dials are identical. Similar, but not identical. And the shine of the dial, well that is another attraction.
The push button at the 11 o'clock position adjusts the time zone indicator. Engraved on the case (above the 12 o'clock) is the brand - I wish they had not done so. The purity would have made the timepiece a lot more attractive.
There are a few more timepieces that feature a world timer like the Andersen Geneve piece but what makes the 5131R special is the fact that it features a Cloisonné enamel dial. But what spoilt it for me was the engraving on the case. One look and I would have known it is a Patek. So why?
Thanks to my friend who loaned me this for the shoot. Overall, a stunning piece in rose gold and with a colourful Cloisonné enamel dial.