This makes the market speculative and the investment frenzy to profit takes over rather than a “buy-to-wear“ philosophy. Once again these indie watches will end up being flipped over and over again without true enjoyment of wearing these watches..
Philippe Dufour 20th Anniversary edition of Simplicity has fetched US$ 1.51 million!!!. at the auction; and a tad above 40x the original launch price of Simplicity.. Perhaps the first independent outside of Daniels to have reached these stratospheric heights in terms of price discovery by collectors
The sapphire HM3 HMX is a nice variation. But IMHO does not bring anything fresh to the table. Sapphire cases are indeed difficult to make, but much water has flown under the bridge for it to be considered a major achievement. Richard Mille and others including Hublot have repeatedly done that befor
As long as people think that a mass-produced, zero complication, zero hand-finished is the coolest thing in the world to possess, these insane Rolex-rules will be applied with impunity. And of course Patek is equally guilty of their “application piece” rules etc... cheers
Both the Zenith and GP calibers are solidly constructed. In using them I think Urwerk has been able to focus on the enhancement and design without worries on the core movement quality. In fact MB&F has used the GP caliber in their HM2. It is a pity though that Zenith and GP do not get the respec
While Urwerk is truly original when it comes to the satellite and rotating hands display, it would be useful to point out that they use base calibers from Zenith ( Elite caliber) and Girard Perregaux . If I recall right, the EMC was however a ground-up construction by Urwerk. Cheers
Dual Impulse Escapement, 80 hour power reserve, Seiko’s own overcoil perfected after 80,000 iterations , a fantastic new design of balance wheel . Great stuff here. But the dials are cold; and virtually the same type of hands in model-after-model , are just not anywhere close to the design language