Years ago, I came so close to purchasing this La Boutique Paris ROC

 By: MichaelC : October 5th, 2021-12:46
I could not get full comfort about the seller from Italy.  We go to the point of meeting face to face in NY, and then the seller went quiet.

Hard to know how close I was, but sometimes the best deals don't happen.

Wow. Always be on guard.

 By: systematic.entropy : October 5th, 2021-13:01
I can understand the attraction though. That is a very cool reference.

Words for all of us to heed.

 By: MichaelC : October 5th, 2021-13:42
Mostly a very enjoyable passion, but we must always be careful.

Titanium, correct? You should have told me, I saw several for sale at that time!

 By: amanico : October 5th, 2021-13:36

Sandblasted titanium.

 By: MichaelC : October 5th, 2021-13:42
Yes, I should have reached you for this search! Perhaps another titanium Royal Oak will come along...

I also loved the NY version, in pvd.

 By: amanico : October 5th, 2021-14:05

Me too, it was a great watch

 By: SALMANQ8 : October 5th, 2021-16:03
One of the Great References and was fantastic to own, highly recommended.


Absolutely, my friend.

 By: amanico : October 5th, 2021-20:56

One of the best and most unique.

 By: MichaelC : October 5th, 2021-22:41
Wish I had one!

That dial! Thanks for the photos.

 By: MichaelC : October 6th, 2021-11:58

Whoa, that pvd version is stunning. Lume shot? :)

 By: Fastwong : October 6th, 2021-13:57

The Lume was average, not Panerai super bright so never took a pic of it

 By: SALMANQ8 : October 6th, 2021-15:47

I bought one

 By: SALMANQ8 : October 5th, 2021-15:51

One of the most beautifully finished ROC out there, just gorgeous BUT so fragile, the finishing, just one scratch anywhere and the watch is ruined,  I wore it 5 or 6 times but then I gave up on it. I need a watch that is tough and can take can take a beating, same reason I sold my Ressence Type 3, too fragile, as special as it was.


I heard that about the sandblasted finish.

 By: MichaelC : October 5th, 2021-22:42
Pity, it is so beautiful!

I'm in love with that watch Michael . . .

 By: M4 : October 5th, 2021-23:50
.    .    .  as you know!

That would be one that I'd even abstain from wearing just to keep it pristine.


then its not a watch :-))

 By: SALMANQ8 : October 6th, 2021-01:53

I know it my Brother.

 By: MichaelC : October 6th, 2021-11:56
Perhaps one day you and or I would get one. A piece to wear, but perhaps a but more carefully.

It's happened to me too!

 By: patrick_y : October 6th, 2021-01:21
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Falling for the Paris??

 By: MichaelC : October 6th, 2021-12:00
Or almost having someone get you on a bad deal?

The bad deal part. Definitely know that feeling. Safety first!

 By: patrick_y : October 6th, 2021-16:47

Love that size and dial configuration...

 By: pfang56 : October 13th, 2021-13:23
Sometimes I think the new chronos have oversized logos, letters, and numbers. Something about the proportions of the older RO Chronos are elegant and well balanced!