GF finishing is spectacular...
...but their offerings are too damn big, even for my 7.25" wrist.
They are also monstrously expensive, which doesn't bother many here.
I would love for GF (or F. Berthoud) to make a reasonably-sized, exquisitely-finished, time-only watch for less than $100,000.
That is something I could stretch for...something that would be within reach for many more enthusiasts.
It would broaden the appeal of these boutique brands tremendously.
But if they already sell everything they make at astronomical prices, maybe there's no point...
Sorry for the tangential mini-rant : )
As to GP, they have slipped through the cracks. The Laureato is an attractive watch, but is somehow the red-headed step child of SS sport watches.
I don't know if it's a lack of advertising (awareness) or the quality of the product itself.
Your 'auction' note is interesting. Perhaps GP needs to be buying up legacy pieces at inflated prices to bolster their perceived value.