I realize we don’t talk about prices here, but from time to time we do discuss auction results (a lesser evil than used/gray prices).
This one merits some exposure and discussion I think.
Earlier today in HK this RRCC01 from Rexhep Rexhepi brought US$ 922,000 (rounded down to the nearest dollar).
The watch is one of 25 produced, and has a gran feu enamel dial.
It was the first CC to come to auction.
I know there are many Rexhep owners and supporters here. I’ve met him once, earlier on, and he was gracious and nice. He was very appreciative of the F.P. Vagabondage I was wearing when I met him (a watch he told me he is a big fan of, and obviously has some familiarity with given his history with Journe).
So what do people think of this result?
Is it the announcement of the new generation?
A final nail in the coffin of the “older generation” indies?
Is it a single swallow that will not make a summer?