It's been a long time since I've visited the thread, but I just wanted to say that I do like that watch. When did Rolex start selling this version?
I too have enjoyed the discussion. I would however add that with respect to pricing, your measure of value is a bit off. First, last I checked the MSRP on all gold Daytona was $40K. Beyond that, with all gold one, I can get a much a larger discount on an all gold AP than on an all gold Rolex. So the price difference is not going to be as great as you suggest...although there will still be a difference. On the steel models, there is no discount on the all steel Daytona from an AD, while I can get a rather substantial discount on a steel AP RO...so the price difference on the steel ones could be more like $5K.
So I don't think the premium is as great as you may think it is. Again enjoyed the discussion.
If you want to get technical on the BLNR and speak of precious metals, the BLNR has that. The numbers in the bezel are actually thin layers of platinum and the hands are white gold. But I understand what your point
Stitchy, I'll keep my fingers crossed that we will be seeing pix of a RO that you kopped soon. But the researching and trying on is a lot of fun.
Thanks. It was my grail watch years ago. It took me 2 years to track down a new from an AD at list price, and that was back in the days when MSRP was less than half of what the MSRP is on a current model. Thanks again and glad you liked my photo of it.