TWAT friends. I have been thinking lately... is it time that we switch our TWAT princess? In lieu of the newest photographs of her with this Verlander fellow, should we feel betrayed? He does not even appear to wear a watch. I think it may be time...
Now, for an actual TWAT related discussion, out of the two, I vastly prefer the 5227. I have never really been a huge fan of the first model. However, I think that, at its current price, the 5227 is far, far, far too expensive. Frilly has discussed this before, but you can get a lot more bang for your buck, even from Patek, by paying just a little bit more.
The 5227 is gorgeous, no doubt. But man, $37,000? Crikey.
Modern pricing of models currently in production is, IMHO, out of whack given where secondary market prices are trending.
For comparison, my ref 5040 perpetual calendar in yellow gold - mint pre-owned - trades for about as much as that ref 5227 Calatrava. Uhm. A Calatrava or a perpetual calendar? Tough choice.