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Richard Mille, Haute Couture or Haute Mess?

  1. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jan 18, 2019

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  2. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jan 18, 2019

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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 18, 2019

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  4. lillatroll

    lillatroll Jan 18, 2019

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    I think it is aimed at people who have so much money they can afford to be frivolous and buy such things just for fun.
    I don t think I would buy a RM watch even if I was able to afford such watches. That said, one of the best things about this hobby is there is something for everyone, and as long as the owner of a particular watch likes what they are wearing then that is what really matters.
     
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  5. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 18, 2019

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    I don't judge.
     
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  6. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Jan 18, 2019

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    I'd say somewhere in between. Watches are accessories. RM combines high level of watchmaking with frivolousness and fun. Nothing wrong with that.

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  7. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jan 18, 2019

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    There are enough wealthy people, mainly women in this case, who will splash out a couple of hundred grand for these baubles. RM makes fine watches with cutting edge materials, looks and function. These aren't meant for watch collectors but mainly for wives of watch collectors. Money is money and RM can soak it up as well as anyone.
     
  8. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Jan 18, 2019

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    I enjoyed his stall the most of all...so contrarian...like modern art...or the kids section at ikea (undoubtedly my favorite)...but I still find the watches out of their presentation not my cup-o-tea ...

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  9. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jan 18, 2019

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    It's different and a great watch to have a laugh about with your friends. Of curse this can be done cheaper, Code 11:59 or an Invicta are good choices too.
     
  10. adi4

    adi4 Jan 18, 2019

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    Aren't these more statement pieces anyways, kind of a farewell to SIHH for them? Not for me but I don't see them having an issue selling them to the right audience, as others have said above. Personally, the Marshmallow one looks like a lot of fun!

    I look at these the same way as the Moser joke watches they come out with every year now, just a reminder that no matter what we spend on these baubles, they're just pieces of jewelry for the most part these days.
     
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  11. Edward53

    Edward53 Jan 18, 2019

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    C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas une montre!
     
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  12. rcs914

    rcs914 Jan 18, 2019

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    If money were no object I would feel terrible spending it on one of these. You can buy a modest Patek and then donate $100k to charity.
     
  13. noelekal

    noelekal Jan 18, 2019

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    I'm just grateful that I'm not required to wear 'em.
     
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  14. Bushido

    Bushido Jan 18, 2019

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    I've never been able to get into RM and the SIHH releases most assuredly do not sway that opinion. However, if someone else is tickled by their pieces, they're welcome to rock their colorful wrists.
     
  15. Faz

    Faz Jan 18, 2019

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  16. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 18, 2019

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    The world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things.

    I am puzzled why people sometimes make out like watches like these are somehow offensive. If you are offended by a playful wrist watch, you are taking life way too seriously.
     
  17. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jan 18, 2019

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    I'd rather watch a playful wench.

    Seriously...
     
  18. Rasputin

    Rasputin Jan 18, 2019

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    I suspect many are more offended at the price of said watches...
     
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  19. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 18, 2019

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    Why? Mechanical watches are essentially toys for rich people* so are these really any more offensive than Patek? In my view not one bit...

    * rich compared to the vast majority of people that inhabit this planet, who live on less than $10 per day.
     
  20. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 18, 2019

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    Fun and colourful.
    Who ever thought this up and executed it. Balls of steel I say Balls of steel :thumbsup:
     
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