Wednesday, 11 April 2012
A wristwatch when/if crafted with soul, these are but examples:
A proper frame, like a box specifically made for watches is the best.
The LV Trunk itself is a classic, and they do make one for 8 watches.
This is ENOUGH.
The material is scractproof felt.
The box, as well crafted as the contents.
The appear here in chronological order, as I starved, lost weight, got ill, in fact...climbed mountains to get them.
The ANTIQUA from 1998.
It was from 2004.
Many think less than 55 were made...and I believe so, first hand.
It was a watch I bought without seeing it!!!!
The last 2 auctions saw in USD, $465,000 and $320,000.
In 2005, I paid $156,000 sgd.
The rush to get one was incredulous.
It was and remains the LAST ICONIC Opus.
01,02 and 03.
They were so "affordable then" at $156,000 sgd.
Today, $450,000sgd...and sold out at many places.
Only Richard Milles' Tourbillon powered watches are the REAL DEAL...for get the ones with NO tourbillons!
Trust me, buy one used, for say $200,000 usd...and you will get more returns than a bank can give you over 5 years.
I paid $188,888 sgd for mine in 2007.
Today, used..none. New...$298,000 USD.
Need I say more???
There are less than 2 left in the world.
Forget the bloody frogs...they have NO GOLD.
I love GOLD...and maybe I am a NUT...but I will bet my own genitals that this one, with GOLD..will be THE one that is wanted.
They are RARER and MORE costly to make, but cost less than the FROGS.
OK..at $300,000 sgd, this will NOT be likely to be a direct investment.
It is and will be simply a sledgehammer to shatter the confidence of those who thought they had accomplished more than you have.
YOU WILL get your $300,000sgd back in 2020.
It is 243grams of platinum!!!! A quarter of a kilo.
That's expensive stuff.
The last addition has, and is, the ONLY watch here with no precious metal.
The whole point is that by SHEER workmanship. I will dare demonstrate, just like the Birkins, that man's work can be as valuable as gold.
This is the ONLY watch..IMHO...that can rival my own collection of Vianney's, Pateks, Langes and Dufours...errr...Rolexs are not in this class.
BUT I have a LOVE for Rolex and SEIKOs..I will later explain.
But the De Bethune DB28 at a pounding and ball shattering $100,000sgd is no toy!
It is a serious tool, for the treatment of the owner's mood swings and bipolar tendencies...or any temptation to work less hard..or be less idealistic.
NEXT...a LONG wait for the ROLEXes.
Watch collecting can cure cancer...and prevent it.
Don't ask me why!