I think it is a significant problem at least in HK. The example I gave above is now in practice at some major Rolex AD’s, i.e. if the retail price is HKD 70k and the market price HKD 120k, they sell you the watch with an official receipt for the retail price, then issue an invoice for HKD 50k for no
They conveniently throw the AD's under the bus, while utterly failing to crack down on their dodgy practices of instantly flipping hot models to grey dealers. Or charging a second invoice for "services" to capture the difference between list price and market value for themselves. Lastly, there is no
It is as iconic as it comes from this brand. More specifically, I would go for the moonphase version, with its clever day / night function. It is beautifully executed and integrated in the Lange 1, and makes this very serious model a bit more playful.
There is no doubt that the JLC movement is more refined and appealing, but they had a history of not being particularly reliable, particularly in a tool watch. I too would go with a Mark XV over the Mark XII, but an early one with tritium dial and the same grain of rice bracelet as shown in the Mark