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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2374post #35596 of 483129/18/14 at 7:40pmpost #35597 of 483129/18/14 at 8:00pmYeah it does seem made to attract women more than men but it's undertandable as everything at Basel was pretty much aimed for mens anyways.
Speaking of new Rolexes, what do you guys think of the new Cellinins? Looking forward to checking them out in person. The Cellini time in Rose Gold and black dial (second from the left) looks pretty damn good.
Actually all 3 in RGxBLK are nice.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)post #35598 of 483129/18/14 at 8:05pmpost #35599 of 483129/18/14 at 8:25pmpost #35600 of 483129/18/14 at 10:45pm
this made me lol a little (lolal?)post #35601 of 483129/19/14 at 1:21ampost #35602 of 483129/19/14 at 3:34amQuote:
@no frills I get you. It's not my idea of beautiful exactly, and some of them I just find plain ugly, while at that price point it would be bordering on insane. But, as you said, putting one on the wrist does help you at least "get it". It's edge of the bell curve, specialist interest strangeness. As a piece of pure engineering, it's engaging and fascinating, especially when you notice simultaneously its extraordinary precision and near-weightlessness. They're remarkable. Not for me, even if I had the wonga, but a wonder nevertheless:Quote:Quote:Quote:
They really are something else in person. Even the "grape" colours are far less offensive. I too wouldn't go for the purple-ish one, but it's quite subtle in real life. The "white grape" is actually quite attractive, and as delicate a tone as white wine. And as I've already mentioned, the grey one, I think, is absolutely stunning:
There's nothing at all girly about it. I love that "Sunray" effect on the dial - all three have it, and it makes the dial capture the colour and light of the surroundings so it's constantly changing, even on the brighter ones. It's both understated and fascinating at the same time. Perhaps "red grape" is getting there, but in person, these don't come across at all as "novelty". More like the modest, entry level men's Rolexes that they are, that manage to project all the quality with very little show. I'm sold. Six months or thereabouts, all being well...
I think they're OK. The black dials on rose gold are striking, and I prefer the more subtle white gold versions. But overall, I find them a bit fussy. Those bezels, the roman numerals on most, the texture of the dial: all features that could make them interesting, yet when piled together seem to be trying a bit hard. Also that business of putting the minute markers in a ring so far in from the edge of the dial...meh..looks cheap.
More to the point, they are bumping right up against the likes of JLC, Piaget, Cartier, GO, Blancpain (choose your flavour) for an interesting precious metal dress watch. I don't think that's a choice from which anyone other than the most ardent Rolex brand-whore would say "I'll take the Cellini, please".
Edited by mimo - 9/19/14 at 4:03ampost #35603 of 483129/19/14 at 3:36ampost #35604 of 483129/19/14 at 3:38amQuote:Originally Posted by nabilmust
That's very funny, and well observed. But someone has a real hard-on for IWC! And Omega as a Tag Heuer substitute? Harsh! Though I guess with the current Omega PR profile and the endless special editions, they have a point. I'd like an exception for vintage and current classics, though. Anyway, thanks for the share: I'm sure a lot of JLC owners in this thread will be feeling especially warm inside....post #35605 of 483129/19/14 at 3:54ampost #35606 of 483129/19/14 at 4:02am
A few of them are in the 15-18k range I think. Although I'm sure they're good quality of course, and I do very much like the case shapes (clear Rolex identity, I feel), I'm not sure they project that kind of value.post #35607 of 483129/19/14 at 4:15ampost #35608 of 483129/19/14 at 4:50ampost #35609 of 483129/19/14 at 5:11amQuote:Originally Posted by nabilmust
this made me lol a little (lolal?)
Hilariously accurate.post #35610 of 483129/19/14 at 6:49am
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