Originally Posted by Dino944
As fore ROO's and their owners, well I've never understood them. Big, clunky, bloated versions of an original Genta classic, just don't do anything for me. I think of most giant sized ROO's (and other similarly sized pieces) are for people that need attention from other people. They want people to notice they are wearing something the size of a tuna can on their wrists. How can people not notice something that is ridiculously large, won't fit under a shirt cuff, and frequently has very bright contrasting colors. Also, I don't understand all the insanity over their "Limited Edition Offshores." Generally, all they do is is change the color stitching on the strap and the color of the hands and hour markers and people go crazy trying to get one. Just wait 6 months and another color variation will be out. However, if AP (and dealers) can get a bunch of people (suckers) to pay MSRP (or more) for watches that hardly seem limited (or special) and merely receive different contrasting color trim...more power to them. As for Hublot...all of the above applies, except I find them to be worse than AP, as Hublot doesn't even have an original idea. They just seem to make less attractive copies of Offshores. If you are going to choose a watch I dislike, at least get the original.
Originally Posted by mimo
I saw a rose gold ROO a few weeks ago in the local AD. With the unusual combination of a tourbillon and a rubber strap. They were selling it for over $200k, And someone will buy it. My business partner tried it on; me too because, you know, I could. It was the most charmless expression of $200k I could imagine.
The funny thing is, if you imagined a rose gold tourbillon watch with a sporty twist from a big three maker, all sorts of wonders are possible. The kind of things that even Frilly could lose sleep over. And what they came up with was...that.
Now, now, Dino, we all acknowledge that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For example, mimo here will probably not be able to deny that this limited edition (1,000 pieces) piece is the one that truly bewitches him. The 48mm case, the lovely asymmetry of those... pushers, the understated nature of it all...? Love at first sight, right mimo?
(Image from PuristSPro <- as if you couldn't tell by the note on the bottom right hand side)
I know a dealer who can get it for you for under $19,000! Say what, mimo? You'll take four? One for each wrist and a pair for your ankles too?!