Originally Posted by intent
I mean, is it more of a status symbol?
A Rolex is a status symbol for the middle class, eclipsing any technical details it can offer.
Is a Patek a status symbol for high rollers in the same way?
I guess... I mean there are A LOT of other high-end watch companies that cost the same that have the same status: Lange, VC, AP, Breguet, etc... At a certain level of wealth the pissing contest isn't what you have, since you have enough money to pretty much buy anything, at any time, anywhere. Rather, how much actual liquidity you have available. A person with $35 billion can only show off to a person with $27 billion that they have $8 billion more.