Thank you sir.
I do have DanP to thank for this. He pushed me over the edge.
I'll probably never get there. But from what I understand it has a great deal to do with how strongly your AD speaks on your behalf. Of course you have to have a couple nice Pateks by this time already, and when your approved you may have to wait a couple of years and the price will be what the price is when you actually receive the watch.
But hey if I had the money, I wouldn't mind waiting for one of those real nice Patek Philippe Repeaters.