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The latest retro integrated bracelet luxury sports watch to be revived the Polo 79. Bumped up from it's original 34mm case to 38mm and now with an micro rotor automatic movement. Price is an robust $73,000.

 

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POV: you practice law in Boston, you like Chopin, Chablis and cable flyes, and you don't want your colleagues at the bar (and in the bar) to get the wrong idea:



Thought this was a new MB&F model.
 

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Out of curiosity, what's the consensus around here on the Rolex Milgauss? I'm guessing it's strictly missionary, but is it lights on or off?
Milgausses are for Milhouses

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The latest retro integrated bracelet luxury sports watch to be revived the Polo 79. Bumped up from it's original 34mm case to 38mm and now with an micro rotor automatic movement. Price is an robust $73,000.


In a vacuum, I think it looks great. Updated size is still reasonable and thin, albeit not as thin as the original.

But… pricing is tough. $73,000 is a lot of money. That is $9,000 off of a 5712R. The micro rotor movement looks nice enough, but it is simple (etachron) and is not finely finished. The LV Tambour has a similar movement and is slotted at $50,000 in gold. I know that the price of watches is not grounded in reality, but there are a lot of options out there for $73,000. Hell, spend $10,000 on a used polo then buy something else.

I think that is the other problem. This is a design-oriented watch. And… you can pick up the original polo on the cheap. If the original polo held its value like, say, a Nautilus 3700, perhaps it would be an easier pill to swallow. That may just be me though.
 

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In a vacuum, I think it looks great. Updated size is still reasonable and thin, albeit not as thin as the original.

But… pricing is tough. $73,000 is a lot of money. That is $9,000 off of a 5712R. The micro rotor movement looks nice enough, but it is simple (etachron) and is not finely finished. The LV Tambour has a similar movement and is slotted at $50,000 in gold. I know that the price of watches is not grounded in reality, but there are a lot of options out there for $73,000. Hell, spend $10,000 on a used polo then buy something else.

I think that is the other problem. This is a design-oriented watch. And… you can pick up the original polo on the cheap. If the original polo held its value like, say, a Nautilus 3700, perhaps it would be an easier pill to swallow. That may just be me though.
I confirm Piaget are not very expensive in the second hand market, except if they are a very rare model.
BTW, out of curiosity I measured mine (watch, I prefer to precise 😅) it’s 33 X 22 X 2,5mm.
 

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In a vacuum, I think it looks great. Updated size is still reasonable and thin, albeit not as thin as the original.

But… pricing is tough. $73,000 is a lot of money. That is $9,000 off of a 5712R. The micro rotor movement looks nice enough, but it is simple (etachron) and is not finely finished. The LV Tambour has a similar movement and is slotted at $50,000 in gold. I know that the price of watches is not grounded in reality, but there are a lot of options out there for $73,000. Hell, spend $10,000 on a used polo then buy something else.

I think that is the other problem. This is a design-oriented watch. And… you can pick up the original polo on the cheap. If the original polo held its value like, say, a Nautilus 3700, perhaps it would be an easier pill to swallow. That may just be me though.
Pricing is tough, but realistically a gold Nautilus, RO 16202, VC 222 are all close in price but only available new at MSRP if you have a significant spending history. Otherwise, you are relegated to what a gray is selling them for (although it looks like asking for a 222 isn't isn't as high as PP or AP).

LV, yes, the have made watches for many years, but I just don't see them as a brand I'd ever spend steel money on much less gold. To me, they are a handbag/luggage & clothing company. Not to mention if one tires of an LV I imagine one will take a bath on it.

I agree, it is definitely a very design oriented watch...and bold gold watches aren't for everyone. The originals are cheap, but that can't really be surprising based on today's preference for automatic and manual wind luxury watches. Not to mention, Piaget doesn't live in the social media limelight like PP, AP, and to a lesser degree VC.
 

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