My big 2016 early midlife crisis/oh god I'm alive purchase is coming up.
I'm looking to finally try on one of these soonish:
the movement's all in gold, to remind you of all that you have lost
plus $2,300 every 5 years or so for service
but a truly high end, hand made watch designed by a man who is what A.L. Breguet would be if he were alive today.
I asked someone at their boutique what happens when Journe dies. She was totally unconcerned. There is a plan and it won't involve selling out to Swatchgroup or what-have-you. Good to know.
Rolex dd40, Super high tech manufacturing meets Swiss people putting things together by hand. The new Rolex movement is pretty great--they made their own proprietary lubricants--who does that? 10 years between service intervals, basically a very tough watch that's very accurate for an automatic.
and the bracelet is shiny.
and the Breguet Marine is still on my radar. I managed to gnaw at Breguet until they admitted an unannounced update to the Marine 5817's movement, replacing the hairspring with a silicon one, improving the anti-magnetism and bringing the accuracy up to chronometer standards, whee.
Looks good with leather, yeah?