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True. I like it, but I don't sixty thousand like it.
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 +1.
I like it but at that kind of money, I'd choose something else. 

same here. is it plat?
post #28592 of 48312
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I'd have to sell my heart to afford that watch.[/quote]

Don't sell yourself short, I bet you could get it for a limb.
post #28593 of 48312
White gold. Plat version here:



$78K

Btw, hodinkee lists the price as '$78,000 Euros'. Confusing with the dollar sign, but if they are serious about it being Euros, the prices are more like $83.5 (white gold) and $106.5 (plat)!
post #28594 of 48312
this really is a beautiful model, and i love the plat version too, but why in the hell is a WG chrono on leather strap 61k?

ALS Lange 1 Time Zone in WG - 50.1k

AP Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm in RG - 37.9k

VC Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph WG - 55.9k
post #28595 of 48312
I am really, really not sure about the pricing. Especially when the movement is only semi-inhouse, and it is likely not as spectacularly finished. I could see these selling well for about half the price.

If they were steel and in the $15k range, I could also see them selling superbly.

But, at ~$100k for the platinum version, you are heavily in Datograph territory.
post #28596 of 48312

Exactly what I was about to say - $80k is a platinum Datograph (or my guilty love, a platinum Langematik Perpetual).

 

I do think that platinum chrono looks lovely, though.  And let's not forget what a platinum Daytona costs.  I think I'd rather have the PAM actually, just for the silliness of it.  But of course that one's excessive.  This is the one that made me drool, at a mere $68k, or something: the 521.  Isn't it just perfect?

 

 

The movement is hardly shabby:

 

 

But then again, neither is it in Lange territory to match the price.

 

However, if a platinum Rad it must be (the discussion of the 190 had me looking all these up), then if you can find one - of the 50 made - the 198 is even lovelier than the 521.  I prefer the simple classic bezel I think.

 

 

And what's more, it has that lovely JLC movement of course:

 

 

Take that, 41mm Day-Date President, platinum Daytona, etc etc...

post #28597 of 48312
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Interesting. I am in accord with you though, I personally love croc and gator and think they are beautiful (although I do not really like the small scale straps). And this is very true regarding good skins, which certainly makes me want to make a trek down to some of the Hermes farms in Mississippi / Louisiana. The premium for alligator is definitely warranted, considering, as you mentioned, the difficulty in procuring flawless skins, and also, from what I understand, the very limited amount of the alligator / croc that can actually be used! It blew my mind when I read how many gators go into the making of a Birkin. Definitely puts the price into perspective.

 

Nuke, verily this is a dangerous path you are treading.  Dino held my hand as I traversed this path as well.  Before you know it you may end up preferring and purchasing Hermes products for your significant other and/or yourself.  'Tis yet another world, closely associated with our own obsession with fine timepieces, that your wallet may wish you not to enter.

 

Speaking Biblical today.  Or is it Norse?  Like Thor?

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

 +1.

 

I like it but at that kind of money, I'd choose something else. 

 

+2.  Other watching tickle my heart strings more than a PAM when we are talking that kind of money.

post #28599 of 48312
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Nuke, verily this is a dangerous path you are treading.  Dino held my hand as I traversed this path as well.  Before you know it you may end up preferring and purchasing Hermes products for your significant other and/or yourself.  'Tis yet another world, closely associated with our own obsession with fine timepieces, that your wallet may wish you not to enter.

 

Speaking Biblical today.  Or is it Norse?  Like Thor?

 

I think you might have gone a bit Tolkien.  Talking of Thor, though, I was rather disappointed with the movie rendition: what kind of Norse deity would wax his chest?  Pathetic.  And I speak with authority: my great great grandfather claimed to be the bastard son of the King of Sweden.  No kidding.

post #28600 of 48312
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Of those, I prefer the 521 (though too large @ 47mm).

But IMO both of them suffer from badly placed sub seconds. Either have them all the way too the edge to better balance with the opposite '3' (like on a Luminor Marina), or keep the '9' and have the seconds next to that.
post #28601 of 48312
Bernard had a 190 in steel about two months ago for something like $9K. But it didn't have box and papers.

Otherwise, I would have seriously considered a trade-up.

I do like those gold hands.
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Nuke, verily this is a dangerous path you are treading.  Dino held my hand as I traversed this path as well.  Before you know it you may end up preferring and purchasing Hermes products for your significant other and/or yourself.  'Tis yet another world, closely associated with our own obsession with fine timepieces, that your wallet may wish you not to enter.

Speaking Biblical today.  Or is it Norse?  Like Thor?


Like Yoda it is not.

What I did there you see.
post #28603 of 48312
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In reply to post #28599:

Of those, I prefer the 521 (though too large @ 47mm).

But IMO both of them suffer from badly placed sub seconds. Either have them all the way too the edge to better balance with the opposite '3' (like on a Luminor Marina), or keep the '9' and have the seconds next to that.
 

Oh I like the silly seconds placement, it makes the oddness of having it on the side at all, just perfectly and completely odd.  Panerai is fundamentally silly, and I find this placement the most consistent with that, and all the more delightful for it.  Logically I agree with you.  Emotionally, no.

 

One thing I do prefer about the 521 is that is doesn't have "platinum" and "8 days" written on the dial.  The former in particular smacks of insecure dick-waving.  As if wearing a 45mm Panerai wasn't dick-waving enough.  I guess the 47mm doesn't have the same sense of inadequacy!  Having said that, I tried on a 47mm Rad a while back - the 323 I think it was.  I was very surprised at how easy to wear it was.  Those little wire lugs certainly let it sit easy.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
 

 

Nuke, verily this is a dangerous path you are treading.  Dino held my hand as I traversed this path as well.  Before you know it you may end up preferring and purchasing Hermes products for your significant other and/or yourself.  'Tis yet another world, closely associated with our own obsession with fine timepieces, that your wallet may wish you not to enter.

 

Speaking Biblical today.  Or is it Norse?  Like Thor?

Hahaha...more like pointed you in the right (dangerous) direction by suggesting you read Deluxe, How Luxury Lost its Luster.  You definitely, became a fan Hermes products very quickly...all on your own...well maybe with a bit of enabling!:devil:  

post #28605 of 48312
Those Pammys are excellent (198) no doubt about it but when the $ goes through some sort of ceiling you're surely looking elsewhere.

Mimo, great times for the Fulham boys, I remember watching that game on TV, happy days. Rams fan indeed, for my sins.

Doesn't everyone wax their chest?
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