Thinking laterally, I'm wondering what kind of watch Mrs Frilly might require as a bonus to authorise this one.
But it is awesome. And it's also different to all the Pateks. I think you have a case for owning this, Frilly. Then I want to come to your house and try them all on. :)
But what a sweet deal, a split-seconds perpetual calendar chronograph in rose gold for only $189,000? Why, that's a whole lot less than Patek's comparable offering, the 5204 at $317,500! And Lange having the same or even better level of finishing and quality than Patek (oops, sorry mafoofan, did I blaspheme?)... best jump on this, right?
How I wish I had that kind of dough to spare, even if ADs in the US had these in stock (I suspect they will be pretty rare).
The other potential issue with Lange - and yes, I know we shouldn't be buying watches as investments, but at this price point you've got to wonder how values will trend - is that resale value is nowhere near as good as Patek or the most desirable Rolex pieces. You're looking at about half or less than that of the retail price if you try to offload your ALS pre-owned.
Now, if I can get a mint pre-owned ALS rattrapante at $90,000 or so then maybe I should move some investments around indeed...
I suspect never! The 3970J is my endgame watch, right? Right????