[Senior Patek Moderator]
I certainly agree on your broader point --- while there's (probably!) no doubt that Ref. 6300 is one of the most remarkable pieces horology can offer today (its combination of technical and historical significance is almost unprecedented)...
Nov 17, 2022,05:26 AM
...these two gem-set versions of the reference (/400G and /401G) are highly likely to represent a "complete package" for some collectors! In fact, a romantic but reasonable reading is that, precisely because of these new interpretations, Ref. 6300 now "transcends" its brand....with a truly unique product where horology, aesthetics, history and art all finally match at the highest possible level!
Honestly, I am very much hoping to "casually" run into these references also in Italy and the US, though I'm sure it won't happen too often!
I'll take a "tour" of some ADs next week during the Thanksgiving break, as it might help me get a sense of what the more "silent" collectors think, and soon after I already have in the agenda a private meeting with Patek. Believe me that, should I madly fall in love with either one of these two pieces (and it is a real possibility!), I will not hesitate to ask for one!