Originally Posted by Keith T
I find this remarkable, by the way. And for Rolex, I'd probably rank them in a very similar order.
But five different models....of what other manufacturer could you possibly say the same?
I suppose Patek for myself. Gimme a Nautilus, and a Calatrava, and a World Timer, and a .....
Or perhaps for dino, he could find five Vacherons that he would truly be captivated by.
But I'd be hard-pressed to name five different models "that really do it for me" from quite a few very recognized, highly-respected brands.
Who's got a roster that's any deeper? And those are all sport models.
I know its not a favorite brand here, but I can come up with 5 Cartiers: Tortue Single Pusher Chronograph, Rotonde Day/Night, Cintree dual movements for 2 timezones, Tank XL, and maybe a Santos Dumont.
AP...I'd take a 2012 RO Jumbo, a 1972 RO Jumbo, a RO Chronograph, and one of their vintage asymetric cased watches...but I don't really reach a 5th.
Patek I'd take a Nautilus (not sure 5711 or 5712), a 5070, a Gondolo 5111, one of their vintage 1950s asymetric cased watches,...and maybe a perpetual calendar (but not sure which I'd choose).
VC I'd take a 1970s 222, a Historique Chronograph, and a Historique 1921 American, and maybe something vintage as I'm not in love with many of their current pieces...so I'm at a solid 3 unless I add the two I have.
Lange, I like the original Lange 1, the Lange 1 moonphase, and Cabaret...but thats about it for them.
JLC...The Reverso, Master Hometime, Master 8 Day Reserve...but I can't get beyoned 3
Originally Posted by Newcomer
But I thought out of the above-mentioned, Rolex is the only one where I could see myself actually owning five of their watches.
As you mentioned Rolex is the only one where I could see myself owning, and have owned 5 or more of their watches.