Yes, saw it earlier and agree it will be interesting to see what pops up for sale (although the Paris premium will undoubtedly be in FULL effect - mon dieu!). That square Uni alone is ...
Anyone have any guesses as to who the collector is/was? (and trust me, it ain't me - my 8 UG pieces are nowhere near 80!!!!).
Prepare to hug your collections and thank merciful goodness that you got in when you did. Still ... Interesting.
So you think that 80 pieces coming fresh to market will INCREASE prices?
Didn't say that. If these are 80 safe queens at retail, prepare for watery eyes.
The individual who posted on Instagram is employed by Antoine de Macedo's vintage watch boutique in Paris. ADM manages to source some incredible pieces - and isn't shy about asking stratospheric prices for them. I know from personal experience (I undoubtedly "overpaid" for one of my Tri-Compax, but the original asking price was nothing short of laughable/horrifying)...
I have started following because well, I love pain.
We all know these collections are out there. Occasionally we get to snag one or two that escapes the vaults. They are never cheap.
le sigh ... year-end bonus is still far away
Asked 2 times for asking price and got one answer. Prices was about 2x market. Anyway: in Paris everything is expensive.
I went on their site and was pretty not surprised at the pricing. Gotta pay those overheads. I am looking fwd however to see what they have.
I'm announcing it now: I will be opening a boutique on the moon. Prices will, of course, be astronomical but it'll be justified because of my overhead. First location in the good part of the Sea of Tranquility.
They are so far out of market for stuff it's crazy. I actually visited his shop in the summer of 2017 (great place) and some of the pieces that I looked at and dickered with him on are STILL THERE! He must sell something because he's been around a while but just crazy on many things.
Sorry, summer of 2018 visit.
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