10) Coxie + Canali
I am waiting for the cliche "significant moment" to pull the trigger on a DateJust. The Sub is obviously a good choice (I am nitpicky against the ceramic bezel).
Alternatively, you could wait for the price of precious metals to fall to all time lows, then splurge on a platinum DayDate.
I do sympathise with the sentiment behind Hornermatt's anti-watch rant.
However I think he's missing an important point. He mentions funding artists, composers etc - that is, creative artists.
But in fact, high-end watchmakers are a kind of creative artist. Admittedly at the craftsman/artisan end of that spectrum.
There are giant, steaming quantities of bullshit associated with the high-end mechanical watch industry, to be sure. But some of the actual pieces are miniature masterpieces of human skill, ingenuity, creativity and artistry all rolled into one.
Public funding of art and music tends to result in shit art and music. The best stuff doesn't need philanthropy in order to emerge from the mind of the genius who creates it. It's funded by people who wish to own it themselves; and eventually it finds its way into the public domain. To some extent, this might even be true of timepieces.
Funny about that - so did I.
PoP, come and meet me in the Kasbah. We will make beautiful music togezzer.
$100 plane ticket
Stayed with my girlfriend for $0
$50 in food for the weekend - bought groceries and ate some ice cream
If there's a village I could save for that, point me that way.