To get the most difficult of rare watches (which you will not get even in 10 years): Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet...

On these rare watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe and co. almost no one comes ran – but if you are, then it is so! In fine watchmaking, there are, as in ancie

To get the most difficult of rare watches (which you will not get even in 10 years): Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet...

On these rare watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe and co. almost no one comes ran – but if you are, then it is so!

In fine watchmaking, there are, as in ancient poetry and in children's rooms, unicorns. In this case, rare and unique watches. And you don't look at all like the fabulous animals are liable.

The unique look more like the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with lapis lazuli dial and a titanium case that has just been auctioned by Sotheby's in Hong Kong, a record for the year 2020 has set: 25.4 million Hong Kong dollars (2.9 million euros). (Also read: 10 of the Rolex models, the rise for sure in the value)

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If a of unicorns in the universe of watchmaking in the concepts such as anomaly and scarcity meant, as well as the Drama of the waiting lists of up to eight years. Just today, the most difficult to acquire models and the most sought-after brands in the Swiss watchmaking. Rare watch pieces, you will not see in the shop Windows of the boutiques are. (Here you can buy Second Hand Rolex)

Let us these desired pieces in limited edition with first and last name provided. The most popular sports today are watches made of steel from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and, to a lesser extent, Audemars Piguet (especially the Royal Oak). Patek Philippe's 116500LN Nautilus and Aquanaut and Rolex's Submariner, GMT Master II (in particular, the so-called Batman and Pepsi), and the Daytona. (Also read: Federer, Nadal, Williams - the watches of the Tennis Stars)

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How to get to the rare luxury watches comes (even if it is practically impossible)

The supplies of this rare watch for which there is much more demand than supply, have been suspended since March, and the stocks that were prior to the closure in the Safe, were sold according to the British magazine Watchpro to the best customers.

This is a big part of the problem: The rare watches are not offered to just anyone. No one can simply walk into a Boutique and say: “Hello, good day, I'm here to ask for a Nautilus made of steel.” (Also read: The new Rolex models come 2020)

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It may be that they will sell you the watch, even if you saved for 20 years and have dreamed of. Either you have maintained a long and even personal relationship to a official distribution partner that knows your passion for fine watchmaking - or you have no Chance. And if you actually manage to bypass all the obstacles and to initiate a purchase, with the only aim to sell the watch immediately and to speculate with it, you will be notified of the sales partners, on a black list.

Rare watches: Why Patek Philippe has waiting lists?

Benefit brands from waiting lists? Obviously, it gives them an Aura of desire, but it also causes Frustration in the customer base. Not even the Chairman of Patek Philippe, Thierry Stern, may explain why his steel models are in high demand, as he said the journalist Ana Franco of Forbes at the end of last year.

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“to be honest, I don't know. The Nautilus is not a new model, we have brought over 40 years ago on the market. Now, we have a limited capacity of around 2,000 watches for anyone, but I'm going to produce not only Nautilus. That would be a big mistake, because if we produce ten times more Nautilus, nobody will be interested in. We have a further 140 models in our Portfolio. I think steel is a Mode that will disappear in one, two or three years, so I'm not Worried about that. I'm sorry for the people who have to wait, but there's nothing I can do.”

What has made star, however, is a reduction of the retailer: from 750 to 440 in the last few years, so that the Best can sell more pieces of the brand. (Also read: 5 classic watches that will never go out of fashion)

Will affect the current Corona-crisis, the price of this rare watches?

The Desire for a unicorn, or rarity clocks grown during the corona crisis, which has led this year to a decline of the Swiss watch production by around a quarter, even stronger, which has led in recent weeks to further lack of such Parts.

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What relates to your prices, so they went in the first days of the pandemic is actually down slightly, but rose again soon. According to Philipp You purchase of Watchpro, the co-founder of luxury watches-and sales platform of international chronext, can be sold to the rare watches today for a little more than prior to the corona of a crisis.

"The Rolex steel Oyster Daytona (reference 116500LN), the authorized dealers for a price of 10,500 pounds [11.600 Euro], fell in March of 26,500 euros to 23,000 euros, has since recovered and is now at around 25,000 euros. If we look at other models, has not changed, the upward trend of prices. It always goes higher and higher".

Non-VIPs can get the rare watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe and co.

do not bid If you are one of the VIPs, which can seriously hope to buy one of these rare watches or unicorns are actually only the secondary market, the auctions. Of course, you have already seen, what you have to expect: 2.9 million euros for the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with lapis lazuli dial and titanium case (read also: This is the rare Rolex by Robert Redford)

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This article is in the Original revistagq.com published

This article was written by (Elko Tilla)

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Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 08:27

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