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Old 17 January 2022, 08:08 AM   #91
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Did anyone else get contacted by AP regarding the new models?


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Old 17 January 2022, 10:42 AM   #92
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Did anyone else get contacted by AP regarding the new models?


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Did you? I did not and I am waiting on a piece.
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Old 17 January 2022, 10:44 AM   #93
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Heard 26239CE, 39 skeleton and A set of color sappire RO.
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Old 17 January 2022, 06:59 PM   #94
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May we ask where have you heard that? If it’s a solid source that would be amazing


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Someone from AP boutique in HK told me.
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Old 17 January 2022, 07:02 PM   #95
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Heard 26239CE, 39 skeleton and A set of color sappire RO.
39mm Skeleton? Nice!

I'd be down with a 26239CE. I hope they do that. And some Steel variants, too.
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Old 18 January 2022, 01:43 AM   #96
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39mm Skeleton? Nice!

I'd be down with a 26239CE. I hope they do that. And some Steel variants, too.

The steel variants will be presented for sure. Well… we will see in a week
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Old 18 January 2022, 02:15 AM   #97
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Does anyone else feel CE is getting less special the more models they use it for? I almost preferred it when there was only 3 CE (PQ, PQ open work, 41mm open worked).

Almost starting to feel like a chanel line now IMHO. Not that I don't think it's beautiful, just makes the original two PQ's feel a tad bit less special now.
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Old 18 January 2022, 02:27 AM   #98
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Does anyone else feel CE is getting less special the more models they use it for? I almost preferred it when there was only 3 CE (PQ, PQ open work, 41mm open worked).

Almost starting to feel like a chanel line now IMHO. Not that I don't think it's beautiful, just makes the original two PQ's feel a tad bit less special now.

Agree def getting less special but still “rare” in the grand scheme of things:

Black QP: 600 pieces (confirmed)
Black QP Openworked: ~50 pieces pa since 2019 (guess)
White QP: same as openworked (guess)
Tourbillon Chrono: 100 (confirmed)
Tourbillon: 100 (confirmed)
34mm: 100 so far (guess)
Openworked: 100 so far (guess)

So that’s about 1,300 pieces since 2017. If you assume AP produced about 40k watches p.a. since 2017 - that’s 1,300 / 200,000.

I think APs just trying to get more iterations out to satisfy demand from clients and not destroy the value of the line. 1,300 pieces is nothing to sneeze at and quite high but lowish in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 18 January 2022, 05:14 AM   #99
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Almost starting to feel like a chanel line now IMHO. Not that I don't think it's beautiful, just makes the original two PQ's feel a tad bit less special now.
Well, as I was never going to get one of those, I'm not overly concerned with that. I do however have a promise for a 77350CE for my wife
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Old 18 January 2022, 05:19 AM   #100
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Well, as I was never going to get one of those, I'm not overly concerned with that. I do however have a promise for a 77350CE for my wife
When that day comes will you show her the watch, or rent a secret second apartment to enjoy the watch in secret without her? Lol.
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Old 18 January 2022, 08:01 AM   #101
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When that day comes will you show her the watch, or rent a secret second apartment to enjoy the watch in secret without her? Lol.

Or just take the suite in the mandarin oriental/ four seasons for you and your collection ayayay lol


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Old 18 January 2022, 10:09 AM   #102
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When that day comes will you show her the watch, or rent a secret second apartment to enjoy the watch in secret without her? Lol.
I've tried the 15450 many times, and every time come away feeling that it looks like a kid's watch on my wrist. So sadly no sense "borrowing" the 77350 if/when it arrives.

The rumored 26239CE would be a nice his/hers complement for a 77350CE, but that'll be a challenge.
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Old 19 January 2022, 03:10 AM   #103
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For those in the know, are we still on track for AP new novelties being announced on January 26th?
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Old 19 January 2022, 03:30 AM   #104
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Patek made 1,300 pieces of 5976/1g and price is now x7 the msrp roughly. AP know what they are doing with the ceramic line imo.
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Old 20 January 2022, 02:04 PM   #105
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For those in the know, are we still on track for AP new novelties being announced on January 26th?

It’s on like Donkey Kong! T-6
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Old 21 January 2022, 05:24 AM   #106
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It’s on like Donkey Kong! T-6

How much do you need to approximately spend in AP in order to be invited to one of those events?


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Old 21 January 2022, 11:04 AM   #107
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How much do you need to approximately spend in AP in order to be invited to one of those events?


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It’s not just about the spending it is all about the quality of the relationship, FYI “only” bought 1 watch in 2021…and no it wasn’t 6 digits…nor 7!

Now that AP goes almost exclusively direct to consumer they value the relationship building and organize themselves around it, spending is secondary.

It is a very logical approach, put it like that : If you have 10 watches to sell and have 100 buyers, of course you prefer selling them to the people you know and you like, not to the strangers.
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Old 21 January 2022, 11:42 AM   #108
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Patek made 1,300 pieces of 5976/1g and price is now x7 the msrp roughly. AP know what they are doing with the ceramic line imo.
The 7x list price is purely due to speculative investors these days.

Nothing is real anymore.

I have a 5976/1G, and I love it, and I would never, ever, ever, ever, ever pay 700,000 for it.
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Old 22 January 2022, 03:44 AM   #109
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It’s not just about the spending it is all about the quality of the relationship, FYI “only” bought 1 watch in 2021…and no it wasn’t 6 digits…nor 7!

Now that AP goes almost exclusively direct to consumer they value the relationship building and organize themselves around it, spending is secondary.

It is a very logical approach, put it like that : If you have 10 watches to sell and have 100 buyers, of course you prefer selling them to the people you know and you like, not to the strangers.

Is it the type of event that they give the opportunity to cut deals and make allocations prior to the official release?


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Old 22 January 2022, 04:07 AM   #110
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It’s not just about the spending it is all about the quality of the relationship, FYI “only” bought 1 watch in 2021…and no it wasn’t 6 digits…nor 7!

Now that AP goes almost exclusively direct to consumer they value the relationship building and organize themselves around it, spending is secondary.

It is a very logical approach, put it like that : If you have 10 watches to sell and have 100 buyers, of course you prefer selling them to the people you know and you like, not to the strangers.
Well...that humble '5 figure watch' was pretty epic though...
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Old 22 January 2022, 04:19 AM   #111
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Don’t know about that, it is just a good opportunity to hang out with some friends and talk watches and other nonsense…good fun!
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Old 22 January 2022, 04:21 AM   #112
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Well...that humble '5 figure watch' was pretty epic though...

Yes it was/is! Epic is the right word ;-)
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Old 22 January 2022, 04:34 AM   #113
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Don’t know about that, it is just a good opportunity to hang out with some friends and talk watches and other nonsense…good fun!

Lol I just saw some of your AP incomings… pretty heavy hitters … I just became an AP member end of 2021 with 2 RO purchases… and I was invited to one of these events so I was surprised … thought it was just for the big boys lol


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Lol I just saw some of your AP incomings… pretty heavy hitters … I just became an AP member end of 2021 with 2 RO purchases… and I was invited to one of these events so I was surprised … thought it was just for the big boys lol


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Haha brilliant! Welcome, congrats and enjoy the ride it is a fun one…super addictive but fun!

And remember as long as you look at your wrist and smile, you are OK!
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Old 22 January 2022, 05:40 AM   #115
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Haha brilliant! Welcome, congrats and enjoy the ride it is a fun one…super addictive but fun!

And remember as long as you look at your wrist and smile, you are OK!

Thank you! It’s absolutely addictive and considering how ridiculous the watch situation has gotten these days, it is a breath of fresh air to be actually bonding with horology lovers in the boutique who share a common love for the brand and hobby. And not hearing the words “market value” thrown at your face. May I ask which one of your AP’s is your favorite and why? (:


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Old 22 January 2022, 10:23 AM   #116
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New AP’S prediction 2022 thread

Lmao people are going wild for Monday making renders and stuff:

They call it the “StarOak” or the “Royal Star” (***THIS IS JUST A RENDER***):






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Old 22 January 2022, 10:27 AM   #117
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StarOak? Stroke?
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Old 22 January 2022, 10:31 AM   #118
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StarOak? Stroke?

Yes. Takes inspiration from a watch they used to make in 1991 reference 25720BA :




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Old 22 January 2022, 12:08 PM   #119
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Lmao people are going wild for Monday making renders and stuff:

They call it the “StarOak” or the “Royal Star” (***THIS IS JUST A RENDER***):






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What’s going on Monday?
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Thank you! It’s absolutely addictive and considering how ridiculous the watch situation has gotten these days, it is a breath of fresh air to be actually bonding with horology lovers in the boutique who share a common love for the brand and hobby. And not hearing the words “market value” thrown at your face. May I ask which one of your AP’s is your favorite and why? (:


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+1 on sharing and bonding!

To choose is to lose…they are so very different, different complications, different materials, dials, dimensions etc..the good thing is that because they are so different they fit different moods and so they each have lots of wrist time.

Now if I have to absolutely choose one (I pray I don’t ever have to do that) I would go for my first love the 26574ST, QP, blue grande tapisserie dial, my first AP, my first QP and the one that had the most wrist time since the beginning of 2022 (a non leap year ;-)). The 15202PT is a very very very close second and one of the closest things to perfection I have ever seen and experienced, that perfect 39mm jumbo size, the heft, the « cold war radar » dial. The 15416CE a very very very close third for the craftsmanship, the wow and the smile on my face factor and it is actually on my wrist this weekend!
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