Discussion in 'General' started by [PUNK] crompers, 28 Jan 2009.
Oddly, you don't see many watches with 6 figure price tags at your local high street jeweller
I want the rope watch. Where can i get one! Or something similar!
That's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a whole market of seriously over-the-top, gratuitously engineered exorbitant watches out there for people who have money to burn... I'm talking about people who own helicopters and yachts --of the size that require a full crew to sail.
De Grisogono Meccanico dG
Bulgari Assioma Multicomplication Squelette
Harry Winston Opus Concept
Urwerk UR-202 and its underside
Urwerk 103 Blackbird
Check out their whole collection here.
Then there is the Tourbillon series:
Concord C1 Tourbillon
Franc Villa FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero
Boucheron Richard Mille Tourbillon RM018 and its underside.
See some Youtube videos of the mechanism in action:
You pay enough, you can have anything.
In the timepiece world at least. Someone (probably Swiss) will make it for you.
Despite being generally recognised as pointless, tourbillons are so freaking cool
I was recently lusting over an IWC grande complication: minute repeater, perpetual calendar, moon phase and all that jazz. A friend of mine just didn't get it saying it's complication for the sake of it... nail -> head. Love it.
I've had to exercise mighty amounts of self control to not take the back off any of my watches just for the sake of seeing things tick. I think the next watch is going to have a crystal back
EDIT: something a little pornographic for watch junkies - http://www.timezone.com/library/comarticles/comarticles631827808872656250
Favourite aspect: The dim led light.
Least favourite: The dedicated, always available, accidentally-press-tastic 24/12hrs mode button.
I'd take one of those, bet it costs more than the look suggests though.
Around £3000, depending on the exchange rates.
You can't just pop in to your local jeweller and pick one up though, but that's kind of the point.
Oh man, it's got magnesium pieces in it. Put it under the tap!
Magnesium ≠ Lithium
I look at that and i think the quality is fantastic, then i look at the inside of a patek and i realise just how high the level of finish in that really is.
I can't find the brochure now, but last time my dad was in the local jewellers, he tried to sell him a watch that was £15k. Was a tourbillon, can't remember the brand though.
Considered trying on a £100000 watch in harrods... but it was just too ugly
(edit: just bought one off ebay. $25cdn and free shipping, how could i resist?)
your friend might want to be careful flying into the states: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/262432_gitmo10.html
i wouldn't be caught dead in one of those. they're trying way too hard.
You look at them side by side and the Ulysse Nardin looks a bit budget
And this is why a Patek Phillipe perpetual calendar costs £40k+ more than the Ulysse Nardin
Saved you the disappointment of them telling you to pish off at least
I seem to remember mind being like £5, unless you got the metal version?
yeah, the one like in cromper's original post.
That's beautiful, I'd kill to have one of those.
True Geeks make their own watches, out of technology that is 30 years obsolete and needs ~200 volts to run.
i like mine
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