Hey Follow WUSeekers,
Every year I buy a higher end piece and each year I go in with a specific criteria To help narrow down my options. This years Criteria was the following
In house Calibre Movement
Scratch resistant (Ie nothing PVD coated) Ceramic or Carbon Preferred.
Limited Production (not limited edition, just not crazy amounts produced)
Here are the finalists along with my pros and cons
Pros: Limited Production (/100) - Iconic Movement all made in titanium! - Great Colors - Entire Case made from Carbon Fiber
Cons: Maybe too lightweight? - Price, 22K for a Zenith / Special Order Only - I cant find this watch anywhere to actually try on to see how I like it. And It may be sold out before I can anyways
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Carbon
Pros: Recognizable, Amazing Size and Weight, Holds Value, Iconic and Historic DNA
Cons: Price 36K Retail Tag OUCH (however most ADs will discount a decent percentage)
Hublot Unico Ceramic
Pros : Trendy Style - Skeletonized Dial - Unico Movement Smooth as butter All ceramic Case
Cons : Size, Very large with Large Crown
IWC Amg Black Series
Pros: Great Retail Price tag at $12,700, Amazing Case in person utilizing two different finished ceramics. Titanium Rotor- I drive an AMG!
Cons - Super Plain dial - No complication
I would love my fellow watch lvoers input and 2 cents or any other recommendation that you think trumps all!
Thanks in advance for looking and for your input!