Wanted to share this pic with you all. Friend of mine attended a collector-exclusive Patek event last night in NYC - minute repeater and chronograph exhibition. You'll probably see pics of a similar event from Wednesday night in various forums, as they held one for the media and ADs then; the one on Thursday was for owners/collectors, limited to 100 peeps, and included guys like Michael Ovitz and John Mayer. Friend confesses that he wheedled his way in and jumped through hoops to get an invite - although this is also a guy who was in Geneva from June 9 to 14 on Patek's dime, so it's not like he has a puny collection. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This bad a** piece is a 5074 perpetual calendar minute repeater in platinum. Retail price is $630,000, if you can even get one since it's an application piece. Interesting aesthetics, and at 42mm the case and numeral design reminds me a lot of the 5070 (sans the chrono, plus a perp cal and minute repeater).