Idk seems to be accomplishing its reason de extant.
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.
I don't judge.
I'd say somewhere in between. Watches are accessories. RM combines high level of watchmaking with frivolousness and fun. Nothing wrong with that.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas une montre!
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.
I'm just grateful that I'm not required to wear 'em.
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.
Timothy Leary approved for time telling on an acid trip
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.
I'd rather watch a playful wench.
I suspect many are more offended at the price of said watches...
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.
Fun and colourful.
Who ever thought this up and executed it. Balls of steel I say Balls of steel
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