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    Question If you had the inclination, and the money ...

    But just enough for a single high-end timepiece, would it be one of the offerings from the big three, the big boys of Richemont (ALS and JLC, for instance) or Swatch (Breguet and GO, for example), one of the independents (or smaller watch houses, say Moser ), or a bespoke piece from a master watchmaker?

    In my personal opinion, the last option is the most attractive since that way you would get a customized/one-off piece (R.W. Smith, Dufour, Journe, Voutilainen, etc.) ... but then a Patek Philippe or an ALS wouldn't go amiss, either. How would you swing with this one ... ?
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    Re: If you had the money ...

    For me, it will be a JLC. However, what you propose (custom built piece from the master watchmaker - Probably Journe for me) isn't a bad idea since there are a few complication combinations that I would like to have that may not be easy to find in the market.
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    Re: If you had the money ...

    As long as we're dreaming, I'll take an R.W. Smith Series 2 in rose gold.


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    Re: If you had the money ...

    VC. I've liked them for 30 years so why stop now?

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    Re: If you had the money ...

    I'm liking Kari Voutilainen's work more and more, so I'd probably go for one of those. Especially the Observatoire.
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    Re: If you had the money ...

    VC for me too. The Overseas is my current grail (wait a sec -- "current grail" sounds like an oxymoron!). Nothing fancy, just the low end of a top line!

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    Re: If you had the money ...

    Either a Patek or ALS, in gold. Something to break out once a month or so and for all special occasions.
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    Re: If you had the money ...

    At the moment me thinks, Christiaan van der Klaauw - Planetarium, CKPT1126

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    Re: If you had the money ...

    only this ulysse nardin

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    Re: If you had the money ...


    Pavo absolutus

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