[Senior Patek Moderator]
Without judging whether you are the “right kind” or not, what you say is generally correct, but I don’t think is the concern here…
No matter how amazing anybody’s Lange collection, they are simply not given a chance to apply for this “limited edition” (of 1!) because it will be assigned to the winner of a car show — regardless of their prior relationship with the brand.
Totally legitimate on Lange’s part, which I’m not criticizing (they are neither the first nor the last brand to do this) but I can understand if an established collector is frustrated given the remarkable beauty of this watch! ;-) I’m no Lange collector, and I love it too!😄