Firstly let me say - I love this piece and design. HOWEVER
I find the current state of the market really depressing.
1. These pieces are not and never will be available;able to collectors like us. They are only available to high end ultra high net worth clients. Lets not fool ourselves. We will never even smell one of these.
2. It is sad that this specific piece was made for such " collector" now becomes available throught the auction .
3. I personally think that this a massive marketing tool and should be seen as such.
Yes, I am talking from position of missing out on buying a Dufour many years ago and also trying to get a CC from Akrivia . So there is high degree of envy and despair .
But overall I weep for our hobby since it has become the playing of people who just see these watches as financial instruments to be traded like shares or bonds
My 2c this am