Usually in this sort of video I try to honour the rules. Because you never know, maybe you actually are in the market for a brand new watch somewhere between 10 and 35K. Odd, but not impossible. And if that’s the case, I don’t want to harsh your vibe by sneaking something in that’s out of the parameters. But you know what? That’s what I did here. The Patek is, asides from being pure unobtanium to mere mortals, well about 35K AUD. But it’s so pretty, I just had to bend the rules.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic
As soon as I saw this watch, I knew I was in love. As soon as I strapped it on (ceramic clasp and all), I was working out what organs I had in my body that weren’t strictly necessary. Possibly my favourite Octo Finissimo thus far.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G
I’ve already covered off the bit where I fiddled with the price, but, honestly, do you blame me? One wit in the PP press conference described this as a CEO weekend-wearer. My response: “No, it’s his other weekend-wearer, ’cause they’ve already got it in black.” True fact.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II
The power chat I had with Sang Bleu’s Maxime Büchi was one of my standout moments at Baselworld 2019, not least because the dude isn’t 100% embedded in the watch world (even though he’s a Jura native and a genuine watch lover). This passion and outside perspective definitely sings through in the out-there design of this watch.