Sometimes Fame Just Isn’t Enough

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Sometimes Fame Just Isn’t Enough

Post by koimaster » February 11th 2021, 2:57pm

At Patek Philippe, Sometimes Fame Just Isn’t Enough
Fans have been willing to wait years for a Nautilus Ref. 5711, but the company still decided to discontinue it. Will a surprise final series be any solace?

By Nazanin Lankarani
Feb. 10, 2021
Imagine you are on the waiting list for a Patek Philippe Nautilus — a wait that might be eight or even 10 years long, but at least you’re in line.

Then you see an Instagram post from a Patek fan questioning whether the model is being discontinued.

It turns out to be true. And suddenly the watch that you had expected to buy new for around $33,700 is available only on the secondhand market, selling for as much as $180,000. You would likely be surprised, unhappy — even angry.

And those were the responses of much of the watch world last month when @patekaholic, as Jasem al-Zeraei is known to his 344,000 Instagram followers, teased them with a post suggesting that the Ref. 5711/1A-010, a stainless-steel timepiece with a black-blue dial, would be withdrawn from production this year.

“The reaction has been insane,” Mr. al-Zeraei said Saturday. “People are sad that they won’t get their allocation.” ... qfi8I4M0cw


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Re: Sometimes Fame Just Isn’t Enough

Post by biglove » February 11th 2021, 4:07pm

Don’t we all wish we had bought a dozen. Could retire off the profit.
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Re: Sometimes Fame Just Isn’t Enough

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » February 11th 2021, 4:50pm

The way I see it... As Foghorn used to say, fuck this fuckin’ watch.
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