Hod has pics of the new AP ROO LeBron James. Has anyone been a fan of the sports collaborations ROOs? I think the Messi watch was nicely done but other than that I feel they are too loud.
And on that note, remember this piece?
Just sold for USD3.98 million a few hours ago. Nice.
I love this story, justinkapur. Thanks for sharing - and congratulations! That's a major investment right there, and may it bring you much joy every day!
Not a fan, sorry. There's the "too loud" factor, for sure, but aesthetics and personal tastes aside I feel like AP comes out with limited editions every time one of their watchmakers farts. Which makes the point of "limited editions" kind of moot.
I'm a big fan of AP, but I prefer the RO models that are based on the original design rather than the Offshores. The only Offshore that I really like is the Scuba. I think the forged carbon has some nice details, but overall its not my taste. Still cool to see some photos thanks for sharing.
If you ever found an original or interesting one? Go vintage, Red Sub, Double Red Sea Dweller, vintage GMT 1675, manual wind Daytona, original orange hand Explorer 2, and if you have really deep pockets go with a Comex Sub or Sea-Dweller, or an Exotic/Newman dial Daytona...maybe one retailed by Cartier with their signature on the dial. You want original by an early Sub or GMT, the those basically set the stage for what diving and GMT watches for decades to come would look like (even for other brands). As for the reason they don't have display backs... Everyone knows they just do a good basic finish, but that is not what their watches are about so who freakin cares. There are far too many watches with average movements, or very nice movements that were carried over from smaller cases and are too F*cking small for their current enlarged 40-44mm cases. I appreciate an exhibition back, but only on certain watches. Beyond that there are tasks for which a Rolex is ideal but that a Patek, AP, VC, Lange, JLC, or other more finely finished watches just are not suited for.
Looks great, glad everything worked out and hopefully she will get lots of wrist time.
I am a big fan of AP, but their sports watches, and watches limited editions in collaboration with celebrities don't do anything for me. Generally, they start to get a bit too blingy, and as I've said before about AP, Omega, JLC and a few others they do way too many limited editions and after a while there just isn't anything special about them. What is limited about a watch that will appear 6 months from now with different colored strap and hands and will be given a new limited edition name? So while I love AP ROs, I wish AP would stop making goofy celebrity endorsing limited editions. I don't care who they (or any other brand) associate with, I never buy a watch because it has something celebrity association...I only buy the watches I like. I think it may have meant something more to see a celebrity wearing a particular watch, back when celebrities actually bought and chose the watches they wanted decades ago...but watches worn today because of an advertising/sponsorship deal mean nothing to me.
I think for a sports watch, it merely depends on what you are going to do with it. Rolex is a good workhorse, but clearly not finished the way Pateks and other high end brands are finished, but its got a different purpose and price point. I'd never wear my RO for certain activities I've used my Explorer 2 for. Also, sometimes for very casual days, I just want a very casual sports watch.
I love that F.P, Journe, but I couldn't stomach the headaches of all the reliability issues that go with them and ridiculous repair costs.
The original is nice watch, but this one sadly is just proof of the age old idea that having money doesn't mean someone has good taste. But when Patek makes a single piece, they can basically do anything and someone will buy it at least for investment purposes.
I am not even sure I like the original 5004 with the Arabic numerals. There is an uber-rare version with baton markers, and that works for me. Right on with the comment about someone buying single Patek runs for investment purposes though.
I bid $3.95 million but I lost out to the guy who bid $3.98 million......
Somewhat on topic.
This for $3.98 million?
I don't think so, at least not for me. Staring at this picture gives me greater pleasure:
Warning: Kate Upton in lovely light green bikini (Click to show)
I am not even going to put a price on Kate. It's ungentlemanly. And impossible.