What was the tipping point for the wider interest in this watch?
Like many things the more people become interested in something the more additional interest that brings. Every popular watch sees this dynamic.
As Christian stated yesterday the production numbers for this watch haven't changed much over the years BUT demand has skyrocketed. I'm curious as to what people think drove this demand, what was the tipping point from freely available new and used a couple of years ago to 5 year waiting lists today.
Was it due to more widespread familiarity and acknowledgement of F.P. Journe the man / brand? The CB being the "entry level" piece therefore getting most attention.
Or did this watch just get caught up in the zeitgeist of many of today's collectors motivation of "must have the most instagramable watch". I know for certain, from knowing a number of people who are trying to get this watch and whose interest I know lies only in what's hot right now, that the latter aspect is clearly a driver of demand today but I'm not sure that it was the primary driver of the increased demand initially.
This is a question I think I've asked before but I'm still interested to hear others thoughts.
No post without a picture; from yesterday after a strap change.