My wife and I were invited to go watch the Steelers/Patriots debacle last night at the Palazzo. We hardly go the strip, so decided to do some window shopping after the game in the Canal shops which have AD's for many luxury brands. I'm currently interested in something stainless with a blue dial(much like many people, apparently). My plan is a new Overseas chrono with blue dial.
Anyhow, we started with a visit to the store that sells Glashutte Originals. I wanted to see the Seventies Panorama blue dial on bracelet in person. They only had two seventies--silver dials on leather straps. They had a good selection of senators and panos. The Panomatic Lunar in grey and blue are both real beauties in person. This store is also the AD for Grand Seiko which they had a nice selection of. They had 1 of 500 of a new GS diver which was a nice looking watch.
Next, downstairs to the store that carries VC. They had one Overseas dual time silver dial & that was it for Overseas. They had a few from each of the other collections. We were there about six months ago and this location had probably a dozen or so just in the Overseas collection with all the dial colors in chrono and three-hand. This location also carries A Lange, so we took a quick look at those. They had a fairly large selection of most models including the Lange 1 which is really beautiful in person.
On the way out, we passed the AP boutique, so made a quick stop there. They had nothing in the way of the traditional looking men's RO or ROO. Mostly small (37mm?) with diamond bezels, and a pre-owned piece on consignment that was supposedly owned by JZ. I asked the doorman how often they received the blue dial RO's. He told me they were a unicorn, and the store hadn't received one in 5-6 years.
This is just FYI for anyone interested. The stores in the canal shops are very nicely kept, carry a variety of brands, and are close together. You can do a lot of looking in a short period of time. We probably spent 20 minutes total.