Maybe I am the wrong guy to actually be writing about this, because I am not married. I have never stepped into a Tiffany store anywhere in the world. But I know a lot of people deeply in love and in such degree that they want to promise each other eternal monogamy and what not. Some of these lovebirds have entered the light blue universe and often chosen their weddings rings while there. And that, dear reader, if what Tiffany is for me. A shopping universe for yes-I-do-sayers.
Now back to wristwatches. Some watches with the so-called double-name dials demand big bucks when changing hands. Rolex and Patek Philippe not least if offered with the aforementioned Tiffany logo. Tiffany New York still sells Patek Philippe from their outlet and as far I know this is the only Tiffany outlet that offers this horological service. But would I pay a premium for a Patek Philippe because of the extra name on the dial? I am in a hmmmm-kind of state on this one. Asked this question on an open forum and one poster mentioned that the Tiffany name on the Patek Philippe dial would have a great meaning to him, if he had indeed bought his wedding rings there as well.
Visited the Bamford & Sons website recently and almost lost my not-even-hot-anymore latte into the keyboard when I saw the black editions of the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Aquanaut. What in the Helen of Troy were they thinking when they decided to destroy perfect looking watches. And even make them look cheap? I know that black watches are still very much in demand. But come on. Destroying luxury watches is OTT in my book. But then again.
Actually, there should be no question to why I bought myself yet another Patek Philippe Nautilus. This time the wonder ref. 5726 with annual calendar, moonphase and 24-hour indication @6. It compliments my 5712 and 5980 yet differs with not only a charcoal colored dial but also fitted with a black croc strap instead of a bracelet. Actually it even comes with an extra black strap for more sportier events. That said, the 5726 has just been launched with bracelet and also with white dial.
I am a big fan of both Patek Philippe as well as their wonderful Nautilus collection. I am however somewhat surprised to see the new white dial versions of both ref. 5711, 5726 and 5980. But no 5712? Admittedly it is my own fault for not asking Patek Philippe while visiting on my last day at the Basel World watch show and as the show is still on, I have yet to call and ask if they simply forgot to produce a white dial ref. 5712.
Dang it! Put a sock in it, will you? Dang horological badger inside my head banging away with the Patek Philippe crave! Yadayada-must-have-the-5712-yadayada-makes-you-look-sexy-like-a-cigarette-in-the-mouth-of-Kate-Moss-yadayada. YOU ..the inner voice...made me do this...buy into yet another Nautilus...the 5712...bugger! Wasn't the 5980 ENOUGH? You just had to haunt me....day/night...seduce me...arrrgh!
Well, this is my debut blog for 0024WatchWorld, and I’m honoured and excited to be contributing. For my first entry, I thought I’d relate the story of a meeting I had recently which I think reflects a part of what’s so fascinating about the world of watches.
Today I received my ref. 5980 Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph from service in Switzerland. One of the chronograph buttons had come loose and thankfully this happend within the warranty period. I usually get my watches back in some sort of service pouch or box, but did not expect the "soap container" style box that my Patek Philippe returned in. This is actually the same way the watch is shipped to authorized retailers, before it is even offered to clients.
Overseas and Nautilus. Sounds pretty nautical, right? Well, I was indeed on board a boat. It was on one of those rare, glory days where kids are behaving (girlfriends and ex-wives too) and two dads were free to take out the dingy and do a little sailing on the waters between Denmark and Sweden. Since I felt like showing off that particular day – and not being a good captain AND having two wrists anyway – I decided to wear my Vacheron Overseas Gray Chronograph as well as my Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph.
Yes. I admit it. I am a geeky watch collector. Love watches. Love them so much I can't keep stop talking about them. And some times I even feel like showing off some pieces from my personal collection. Why collect something as beautiful as watches if you cannot show them off once in a while? It´s like having a wonderful Rolls Royce that only sits in the garage. My poor watches live a dark and dull life in my bank vault. Only one at a time see the light of day, while the others eagerly wait for their turn to be worn on my slender wrist.
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