You have got a few years on me, but not too many then! And I guess I rarely see many advertisements outside of the ROO, and special edition models. Even the magazine articles on AP tend to revolve around the new editions of the ROO. That is an interesting perspective though. To me, I feel like their 'classic' collection is no longer their bread and butter. I have a feeling that the vast majority of their sales come from their ROOs and the like, and I really do not understand why they keep the classic collection?
For example, let us introduce Exhibist 1 and 2:
I understand there are going to be more novelties... but even their "haute horologie" piece, at least to my eyes, seems to lack direction. Looking at that piece, I don't automatically think AP. On the other hand, I could point out a Lange novelty, or a PP novelty, or even a VC novelty a mile away. Even GO. Out of the novelties, I see 7/9 are RO and RO variants. 1/9 is a woman's watch. And the other one is a Haute Horology piece. For a company with such a heralded history, surely there is a dearth of classic dress watches, or at least some variety.
I just think its funny that I always hear the trinity spoken of together... but AP seems to have gone off on its own tangent. At least since I have been around (2 years?).
I just wonder the long term effects.
Very interesting how divergent our feelings are!
I never realized that about AP's history though. I guess I have just started ignoring history, being that so much of it is either contrived or a lie. That certainly makes me respect the brand a whole lot more!
I can certainly agree with that! And that is quite humorous about VC... I kind of agree in a way though! VC is definitely more exotic than PP. And I have to agree with the fact that all three are kind of on the same level. I prefer VC's cases, PP's 'harmony,' and AL&S' movements.