Lasting impression (and needing your advice): A watch that almost knocked me off my chair...
Dear watch friends,
last week I had the delight and honor of being invited to visit Bucherer in Genève (first day) and Girard-Perregaux in La-Chaud-de-Fonds (second day).
After an interesting sightseeing tour through the city of Genève and a delicious lunch we were shown some wonderful and very exciting watches by the very kind managing director of Bucherer Genève.
One watch really blew me away and has made a lasting impression so far. And it messed up my preconceived plan to buy a GP neo Tourbillon … a bit.
I just saw that Nico posted it a few days ago:
A Montblanc Exotourbillon Suspendu with a gorgeous deep blue aventurine and enamel dial.
It might even be the same piece Nico saw recently at Watches & Wonders.
The watch is an absolute dream.
I have written to you again and again that buying a watch is always a very emotional thing for me and that it has to be a 100 percent "yes" without ifs and buts.
Investment considerations with the aim of increasing value and resale are of secondary importance to me. Also, I'm not a brand freak (a watch doesn't get better or worse for me because it belongs to a certain brand that's currently "in" or not).
Nevertheless, in this case there are three essential questions I ask you for your advice:
1. The watch costs well over 100,000 euros. Even though I buy watches to wear and don't see them as an investment, I still find it difficult to accept a 50 percent drop in value just because I just left the shop. What do you think of a brand like Montblanc in this price range?
2. Is it true that every Montblanc boutique sends the watch to the Headquarter in Paris right away for every little thing and doesn't do it itself? I don't see that as a problem with a service (many watch brands handle this as well), but if I find out after a few days that the accuracy needs to be readjusted, I don't want to have to send the watch in for four months because of something so trivial.
3. Only Nico will probably be able to answer the last question: the watch was wound up very tightly. I had to use an unusual amount of force. The seller said this is normal for this model. Can this be?
I am looking forward to your kind answers and am very curious about them.
All the best
P.S.: Please forgive the photo quality, but the light conditions in the shop were not the best.