Someone please explain the WR on the non sporty Pateks
So I am so very close to getting my grail Patek, the 5270p, just about to pull the trigger but the WR is holding me back.
For me the 5270p is a major purchase, I am justifying it by telling myself it’s going to be my ultimate grail to end all grails, the watch that I put on everyday and will stop me from making the odd watch purchases. And that’s true, with my current lineup it would be a fantastic daily wear, with both a PC and chrono, and that goes with everything design.
The only issue with the watch is the WR, 30m is just about splash proof, and that will dettoriate with time and I would be nervous washing my hands with it, that’s an issue for a daily watch. I don’t mind it on my 5170p, that’s an occasional dress watch and I can let it go.
So here is my question, with a watch where cost is no issue and that costs this much, finished to the extreme and with such innovative mechanical supremacy at its core, why not extend the range of the watch a bit with a 100m water resistance? If Rolex can do it for the DateJust at 10k why can’t patek at 180k?
Is there a reasoning here I don’t get? Really interested to hear your thoughts