Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Watch Too Far

Recently I saw it again, an extraordinary movie…. A bridge Too far.

A film tells the story of the failure of Operation Market Garden during World War II, the Allied attempt to break through German lines and seize several bridges in the occupied Netherlands, including one at Arnhem, with the main objective of outflanking German defense in order to end the war by Christmas of 1944.

The ensemble cast includes Dirk Bogarde, Ryan O'Neal, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. The music was scored by John Addison, who had served in the British XXX Corps during Market Garden. 

Would this kind of cast be happened again? I cannot say impossible, but rather difficult, such as “Expendables 3”? It would be better it carries a better story.
I remember Robert Redford was wearing a Hamilton Military watch.

Nowadays, things are getting more expensive than you could afford, luckily the Chinese Economy was slow down at GDP 7%, or we will be suffering more as HK is though part of China, but our sluggish Government troubled by those democratic Filibusters who are tearing down the major decision making of HK infrastructure…

Sometimes I wish we could have a HK version of Lee Kong Yiew…that may change a bit the economy of HK.
I think economy is the locomotive for a democratic process development, say, if you go no rice to eat no home to stay, will you be meaningful to get your vote to choose your Executive officer?

Last two days , I dared to take out a bottle of Chateau Lafifte Magnum 1982, wow, the waiter grimed at me saying  USD$18,000 , is that too expensive to spend for next 5 hours’ Mouth lips pleasure!? Of course that Restaurant had already topped up a hefty mark up!

Of course finally I chose a Bottle of 2011 Caymus one of my favorite Napa Valley selection after Opus One!
With that kind of money, I would like to invest on a Watch… that would stay with me for the next decades.

Friend of mine asking me what do you choose, again,  sorry that is another disappointing reply to him, I would choose a Rolex Day Date preferable in White gold. He is a Rolex Fan on sport models, Daytona, Submariner Comex…etc.

How about the new Rolex 2015 DD40, that could be one of the best watches money could buy!
Such as Ref 228239 with estimated MSRP HKD$282,700 (CHF 35,800).
Unless I get a very special Discount less 25% or I should say:  “A Watch Too Far!”

HK Snob 
HK Watch Fever

Hey, There was stock of GMT Master II Blue Black at one Rolex AD ....

Whilst everyone is marching into those renown name "E', "O", "D", "C" at Disctrict Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, Central for these Rare species, how come we can miss those smaller shops at offshore like Tsuen Wan?

I was told by a close friend who spotted one GMT Master II Black Blue at Chow Seng Seng Tsuen Wan a few days ago!

Well, I am sure this particular watch was sold by now!

My point is, try some AD in other remote regions, Tai Hing, Chow Seng Seng in Tsuen Wan.

Try your sweet tougue and you shall get 5% Discount!

HK Snob

Again, I am not related to any of these Rolex Chain mentioned above....

BNIB Rolex GMT Master II Black Blue HK Official Watch to Let go at Discount!

This watch has not be seen in my known Rolex AD Chain "O" , "D" and "E" for the past 2 months.

Well, this is an official HK Rolex with Country Code "888" .

Whole Watch is still sealed with tape, un-touched!

Someone bought it recently by his magic, but he has to sell it for he has just spotted another Bigger Target..

if you want it, or I should say, If you don't want to miss it.... Whatsapp me.... I think this watch could go in 1-2 Days...

Price MRSP HKD$67,300

Now Cash HKD$65,960!

HK Snob

Friday, April 17, 2015

Panerai Will Reduce Price again coming Monday, how about other Watches?

Watch Price Reduction in HK

Reason behind,  Euro is depreciating against the strong Green backs, and those Big Spenders from China is moving away to Europe, Japan  for spending their money with better Respect from the host.

There were a lot of people destroying the Hong Kong's reputation as Paradise of Shopping!  :(

Led by this Big Trend Setters Panerai for larger watch made a decision to reduce MSRP 5% on 1 Feb 2015

The Swiss Watch Giant, the holy Patek Philippine annoyed many people including those gray dealers yelled and cried by reduction of heft 20% on 10 Feb 2015.
Cartier 7% on 15 April 2015
Who else in the line?

Chanel did already!

Yes, Panerai Will further reduce their price by 5% on 20 April 2015  (Monday)

Who else? I think Piaget will reduce soon…

But AP has increased some of the watches by HKD$6,000 back in Feb!

How about Rolex? still King of the Price Fortress, no intention to INCREASE, or DECREASE…

So when you buy you next Watch, think again, there is always no fund when you buy a Watch saving up breakfast money for 1 month, suddenly the MSRP price drops 15% in the next morning…. Oh My Watch!

If that is shoes or clothes, I am happy to hear as that is not investment, for a USD$30,000 watch, that is really Crazy Sales, if they reduce price by 20%!
HK Snob
MSRP = Manufacture  recommended Retail Price

Audemars Piguet is the Star Today

This is the newspaper I got from the Hotel, it says,

"The Audemars Piguet, STAR"

"Value Shall Prevail", I say.

Manila Snob

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Club Member of TGIT (Thank God It's Today)

Solely made for the One I love: She is in the picture.
Created under Note III today during the trip Clark to Manila

Thank God It’s Today

Most of us are members of the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday), as we are all under stress in work. The only target of the week is waiting for Friday to come, where we can have jeans’ and polo shirt and start to wash your hand at 4 pm, going happy hours at WanChai.

There is a little smaller group who are member of the TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday), they are basically workaholic, and they cannot bare the lonely feeling on Saturday and Sunday. They have no friend and they are waiting for Monday could come.

Of course both member of TGIF and TGIM think that the other member are IDIOTS!

Now, I would like to invite you to join this Club TGIT (Thank God It's Today)

Member of this Club is always happy, as they know every day is different, and every day will be a new day. They are glad that they can live on healthily and happily.

Every day we have to face with new challenge but every time we are fully equipped with passion to take up the challenges!

Membership's Qualification to TGIT Club is simple:- one who wants to have high quality living, energetic , positive life style. The goal of the day is to make the day another better day.
Welcome you to join this THIT.
HK Snob

Rolex DeepSea Ref 116660 Delivery

This is the bearutiful DeepSea D-Blue I am going to to Deliver to my Customer in Manila.

I received the Full payment from Him $91,000 one month ago.
I bought this watch last week with $91,500.

Note that there should come with the DeepSea Booklet, if you did not get that book when you bought the Watch, probbaly you should go and ask that.

I got the booklet from Rolex AD.

The more I look at this watch, the more I feel it is beautiful.

HK Snob

The Pen on the right is Watermans saftey pen 1905 and Montblanc 149 Sterling Silver 1990.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rolex OysterQuartz Ref 19048 with Diamond Bezel and Diamond Dial on Sale

I believe you have seen a lot of Oyster Quartz in this blog, it doe s not mean that is common and easy to get. Rolex had produced 1,000 Oyster Quartz Watch a year since the 25 years between 1977 and 2003. Rolex had produced not more than 25,000 pieces over the 25 years of production.

And I could estimate 50% of them were Date Just made with stainless steel, 30% of them are Date Just Two Tone, and Rest 20% in Yellow gold and White Gold. Yellow Gold may be 15% and White Gold 5%.
And I think Yellow Gold with Diamond bezel and Diamond Dial is less than 200 Pieces.

In Hong Kong, this is the second pieces I have seen, the other one was Day Date with Black dial showing at display window in Lung Shing Watch and jewelry asking HKD$89,000 with no box. And It was sold recently.

So this is One of them Ref 19048, it is in 18KT yellow old, set with Rolex Diamond bezel 44 pieces and Diamond dial. A Quartz Movement made by Rolex with superb reliability and accuracy, One battery cell can keep accurate time on the Day Date for min. 24 months, I have set a practice to change a new battery every two years, In fact you can walk into RSC to ask for battery Replacement free.

This watch comes with unpolished case, full bracelet length, and a very special oyster Quart Wooden Box.

The Selling is asking HKD$90,000 cash, if you are interested, please contact me.
HK Snob

Watch Was sold on 15 Apr 1630