And so it is…this is it. my grail. the object of my desires. the one watch that’s hard to find, hard to get, and so worth it all when it finally came to me. i flew to japan to pick it up because it’s only available from their company owned boutique in Ginza (aka the most expensive square footage for land price shopping district of Japan)
it may seem silly to want and lust after something that keeps time. it’s not like a Nixon or a Casio doesn’t do the same exact thing. but that’s not the point…in fact it’s never the point.
it’s an outward projection of your ego sometimes. i won’t lie, this one is for me. Audemars Piguet is a statement. it’s not just about an “investment” in a watch. it’s very now. it’s also very “always has been”. but most of all its progressive enough to be very tomorrow as well.
it’s all in the details…little bits of gold, a little diamond action, forged carbon composite materials, and a ceramic bezel for protection against unsightly nicks and dings…as valuable as it is, it’s definitely got the protection to be worn every day. because let’s face it…if you’re not wearing it…there’s no point to owning it. i’m guilty of it myself. having something because it’s awesome but never using it for fear of damaging it. the first nick or ding usually takes care of that fear….this one is tough though, i’m not scared.
whenever something new and shiny comes along though i always run the risk of wanting to give it 100% of my attention. it’ll be hard not too…but i always gotta remember to make sure it goes in the rotation to be rotated…not worn 100% (like i really want to).
this is one of 200 pieces ever to be made. i got #30. a feel good fact: part of the proceeds from this specific model go toward helping the victims of the Japan tsunami/earthquake that rocked Japan in March of 2011.
this piece filled a big void in my collection though. I love my two Audemars before this. both steel. one on bracelet. one on rubber. one a chronograph, the other a diving watch.
this one is black. it’s made from carbon fiber. and it’s got a ceramic bezel. it’s shiny but tough, sporty but elegant.
all i know is i can’t wait to wear it to Vegas.