Some thing happened in 2001, people are selling off their collections so they can eat.
I started looking at the McQueen Monaco in late 2010 and the retail price was $4500 I believe. I asked my AD last Thursday and they didn't know anything about the price increase, so they let me put one on "layaway" for $100 until I can come up with the 20% down. They said the price stays the same when I do get the money and take it home which is pretty cool. They went up $400 which puts it at $6300. Thats cutting close to Rolex or Panerai money.
Yeah, I work at a Jared in Texas.
But layaway works with anything in the store.
While the requirement is 20% down, if an audit is not in the near future and the manager is lax, you can put it in layaway without the 20%.
I live in Russia. The price of Monaco here is 8000 usd, if you convert roubles into usd. 5 years ago, it was less than half! Unbelievable...
Just checked Authentic Watches website this morning. Carrera Calibre 16 Tachy is listed with $4200 msrp and Carrera Calibre 1887 is listed with $5300 msrp. Wow...