I would keep the Rolex collection
They might be tough to replace.
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Would you ...?
Introduction with a question to the guru's ... If you would be faced with this situation would you trade $5k a Rolex Daytona Ceramic White, a Hulk and a Batman for a Vacheron Malte Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Platinum Ref. 47112 ? All complete and mint...
Because I'm on the fence,hearth vs. mind... Thank you.
Have you thought about the short/mid/long term ownership of a complicated watch like the VC? Besides the chronograph function, the VC may be similar to your 5396G. You seem to be fond of Rolex, perhaps keep the Daytona or Batman, trade the rest?
Ideally keeping one of them would be great, but sometimes when a watch plays the "siren song", everything goes out the window.
You had the VC Perpetual Calendar and now you want this PCC?
why not trade the VC PC with this PCC? I just think you’ll regret trading 3 much harder to get Rolexes with this VC which is relatively easy to attain. On the other hand, if this VC PCC is your dream or grail and you can take advantage of your Rolex piece...
Three informal for one formal watch
The other thing to consider is that you no longer have any casual watches but instead two complicated formal pieces. For a formal watch, the VC is chunky and won't fit as neatly under a dress cuff as your Patek. That's one reason why I shied away from it....
Thank you Nicolas for the reasoning ,
I actually owned this watch and I loved it as well,but I sold it. I love the watch is just that the constantly rising value of the Rolex trio, and the possible discontinuation would make it hard to be repurchased . Thank you.
When I owned the VC I loved it,I used to call it "The Ball"
The heft of the Platinum was immense compared to the diameter,also so much horology in that watch, Platinum engraved moon phase , Lemania movement , exquisite finish,and almost a Grand Complication... But I have to admit that it was a scratch magnet since...
I would not.
You are trading watches still hot in the market for a piece that is not now and never will be. If you want a Perpetual Chronograph get a 5270 at a great price point. The market for the PCC is just not it was in the late 90s and early 2000s when the big mo...
Consider what you like to wear
Of the watches you mentioned, do you find yourself wearing the Rolexes more than the 5396G? If so, having the PP & VC as dressy watches will still leave you wanting for a more sporty steel watch.
Sell them to a reputable dealer, price are absurd, and shopg for the VC you want. Sold my Batman, Hulk, Kermit, Date just 41, and two 16710, Pepsi and and Coke in the last six months. When the market gets this frothy, I am a seller.