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This is (was) my ding-free Daytona - worn at least once a week for several months - after 48 hours on my wife's wrist. Let's play "spot the dings and scratches" game!

Battle scars, frilly, battle scars.




And that Nautilus is dope.
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frillersteinberger, that plat nautilus is fantastic. i love that PP does the little diamond on their play models.
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back to the list of 5 rolexes. i think ill keep it to current production or it would be too hard.

in no specific order after the 1 spot.
  • blue black GMT
  • green milgaus
  • panda daytona
  • RN SS DJ on oyster bracelet
  • no date sub
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I saw Xavier's post earlier today. Holy hell that is one baller Nautilus. I don't even know how you would begin to go about acquiring a piece like that. Well, aside from spending a whole bunch of dinero.

And excellent choices Stitchy. I forgot about the Milgauss GV.
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thank you my dude!
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Battle scars, frilly, battle scars.

And that Nautilus is dope.

 

Agree, Keith T.  I'm actually so pleased that she loves the Daytona that I'm thinking of getting her another one but not in the immediate future, perhaps a few years from now for our 15th wedding anniversary (emphasis mine, in an effort to control myself haha).

 

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frillersteinberger, that plat nautilus is fantastic. i love that PP does the little diamond on their play models.
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back to the list of 5 rolexes. i think ill keep it to current production or it would be too hard.

in no specific order after the 1 spot.
  • blue black GMT
  • green milgaus
  • panda daytona
  • RN SS DJ on oyster bracelet
  • no date sub

 

Asked my friends who are "in-the-know-better-than-me" and other ADs and the plausible theory is that it's a one-off piece, perhaps for charity.  Perhaps it's a prototype too that landed in the hands of a friend of the Sterns or a favored collector.  Certainly ain't in the current production line.

 

There is much love for the no-date Sub.  I too am very much attracted to it.  Why is that?

 

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I saw Xavier's post earlier today. Holy hell that is one baller Nautilus. I don't even know how you would begin to go about acquiring a piece like that. Well, aside from spending a whole bunch of dinero.

And excellent choices Stitchy. I forgot about the Milgauss GV.

 

Theories above about where it originated.  Might have been a one-off, like 2007's 5712 in titanium, made for Only Watch and which cleared for Euro 525,000:

 

I am not sure why titanium seems to be Patek's favored material for these Antiquorum / Only Watch events (like the 5004 in titanium, the design and coloring of which many folks disliked).  Anyway, I quite like the 5711 in platinum a whole lot more.  

 

This isn't to say that a Nautilus in platinum does not exist.  After all, a 3700/1 in platinum just sold in an auction in Geneva last May 13 for around $820,000:

 

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/watches/patek-philippe-an-extremely-important-rare-and-5674707-details.aspx?

 

However, this one was an earlier model Nautilus, and if this "5711P" ever went on auction I suspect it will fetch a boat load of money too.


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5 current production Rolexes? In no particular order:

1) Sky-Dweller 18k rose gold w/ gold dial
2) Day Date II 18k gold w/ Roman dial (41mm)
3) GMT-2c 18k gold w/black dial
4) Daytona 18k white gold w/ black leather bracelet
5) GMT-2c BLNR

I'm not a big gold guy, but there's something about the GMT and the DDII... and the rose gold Sky-Dweller, while not everyone's cup of tea, may be one of the most beautiful watches I've ever seen.
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There is much love for the no-date Sub.  I too am very much attracted to it.  Why is that?

because its awesome?
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Sorry of this is a total n0b question, but how difficult in person is it to tell apart platinum/WG/steel/titanium? That Patek is tight. Another sneaky one I always had it in for was the blue WG sub. I love that dial/bezel and I think it's only in WG (could be wrong about that). The 50th anniversary Daytona that Rolex put out at Basel this year is platinum too, the one with the blue dial and brown registers. The retail on that is supposed to be $75k...

Daytona --

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Titanium is easy to distinguish by both look and weight/feel. WG/SS/Plat are all pretty close on looks brand new, though they show wear differently, but by weight/feel you can tell them apart.

I cant imagine paying 75k for a current production Rolex.
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That is one helluva collection
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That is one helluva collection

Indeed. But a collection is best shown on the ... wrist, I think. satisfied.gif

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Re the platinum Nautilus. Wow, just wow.
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I think it's the first time, I haven't found a PAM to be huge looking, are they all aporx. 45mm.

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For me, if I had the means this would be endgame:
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slight amendment to the picture, the Lange 1 would be moonphase

WW.TC's are not that expensive unless, its platinum or something like that.



I don't have an end game watch, as I know myself well enough to know it won't last.


Speaking of endgame, this is pretty insane.
http://watch-anish.com/watchanish-x-seddiqi-sons-vip-collectors-event-duabi/
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Here are pics from Xavier ("foversta") of PuristSPro from a recent Patek event in Paris that I just had to share.  A bunch of us love the Nautilus 5711/1A of course.  So here's a lovely shot of one guest wearing a Nautilus:



And then... BAM:




See that diamond in the bottom?  That's right.  That's a 5711 in frigging platinum. ... (Click to show)
 I don't even know how much this might cost - I don't see any references in the secondary market.  Special order perhaps?  Limited run from a few years back?

This is kind of like running into Clark Kent and seeing him open that shirt and reveal an "S."  

(By the way, it's not an "S."  In my world, it means hope)

Anyway, this is interesting because for many folks it's difficult to distinguish between a stainless steel watch and a platinum piece... assuming the finishing is similar.  From the first picture alone I couldn't tell that this was anything other than a regular 5711/1A.  You don't get "bragging rights" necessarily for sporting a 5711 in platinum, since most folks won't notice - but you know what's on your wrist, and I suppose that's all that matters.

Platinum Nautilus... holy crap!

Audemars Piguet made a handful of the Royal Oak Jumbo in element number 78, too, and one of those weighs in around 220 grams, which is similar to Rolex's new Pt.D. The local shop is getting a few of those blue-dialed Daytonas in, and I'm looking forward to trying one on just for the hell of it.
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I'm generally not a fan of the RO Offshore, but the Scuba, particularly when on a bracelet is quite nice. ... (Click to show)
The one in your photo doesn't seem to come up for sale all that much these days.  Its the limited edition City of Sails.  It was only sold on a rubber strap.  However, I think several people have bought a regular 39mm ROC on a bracelet and then bought a rubber strap and deployant to add to it.  
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Hey, back in the late 1990s, the list price on new steel Nautilus watches was about $9700.  ADs were regularly discounting and selling them for $6K.  I didn't like the large model that was out at the time, it was a 3710 with commet torque indicator, plain black dial and roman numerals...but looking back if I had done the deal I could have just made an even swap with it for a 5711/A1.  baldy%5B1%5D.gif

I love the Lange 1, particularly the L1 Moonphase!  
I will have to see it in person.  Still, from
my previous experience of wearing a Daytona with polished center link as a daily wearer for 5 years...the polished surfaces over time do show lots of small scratches and every finger print.  The brushed surfaces hide them to a large degree.  Oh well, still looking forward to seeing a new blue black GMT in person.
The diver's model in steel is my favourite of the Offshore range (although that isn't saying much), and it seems like a good application for their gorgeous 3120 movement. I prefer the 15300/15400, but it would be difficult to get that one of those over the superb 15202. So the diver's model doesn't seem like such a bad way to go for a 3120, other than the rubber bits.



There's a good technical write-up on it that's worth reading for anyone who's considering that watch, or is simply interested in what makes these things... tick ...





PCLs — I'd prefer the current GMT II with a fully-brushed finish, but I wouldn't the polished part of the bracelet put me off a great watch. The steel Daytona has become my favourite watch to wear, but there's no doubt that the centre links show everything. However, any marks it might pick up are far more obvious in photos and on one's own wrist. Swapping watches with someone else is a good way to see how it actually looks, and shows you just how unnoticeable the scuffs really are. It's an absolutely great watch to wear, and after half a year, its 3-day power reserve has run down about twice... which tells you how neglected some of my other stuff is. The 4130 movement has been scary-accurate, too.

On the other extreme, the Reverso has barely been worn, especially after the cushion-case GP showed up. Its thickness, complexity and all-polished case make for a watch that I'm a bit more conscious of wearing than others. Or maybe it's just not my style. But the Daytona is an easy choice, since I find that the only rule of wearing it is that there aren't really any rules. It goes with anything, whether clothing- or activity-wise.



If I had any sense, I'd dump everything else go with those two... though it would be too tough to narrow it down to one.


By the way, this thread has blown up lately; I go away for a couple days and there are about 400 unread posts! It's difficult to keep up, but there's been some amazing stuff showing up... like this:
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post #22455 of 48312
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Here are pics from Xavier ("foversta") of PuristSPro from a recent Patek event in Paris that I just had to share.  A bunch of us love the Nautilus 5711/1A of course.  So here's a lovely shot of one guest wearing a Nautilus:





And then... BAM:




See that diamond in the bottom?  That's right.  That's a 5711 in frigging platinum.  I don't even know how much this might cost - I don't see any references in the secondary market.  Special order perhaps?  Limited run from a few years back?

This is kind of like running into Clark Kent and seeing him open that shirt and reveal an "S."  

(By the way, it's not an "S."  In my world, it means hope)

Anyway, this is interesting because for many folks it's difficult to distinguish between a stainless steel watch and a platinum piece... assuming the finishing is similar.  From the first picture alone I couldn't tell that this was anything other than a regular 5711/1A.  You don't get "bragging rights" necessarily for sporting a 5711 in platinum, since most folks won't notice - but you know what's on your wrist, and I suppose that's all that matters.

what. the. fuck.
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