Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An Early Christmas Wish from HKWF

An early Christmas wish.

There is always a seasonal decoration in town, mall, rich man’s Home, Hotel lobby, street of Kowloon keeps telling me Christmas is coming.

In this particular season, here I wish that the following would come true:

The Students will go back home soon rather than to sleep in street as Winter would show no mercy on you.

May those who claims he is Hong Kong people instead of People of China wake up and find his real identity.

May the one who want to buy a home get it before thirties.

May the salesman meet his target of this year 2014.

May the One who is aged 39 could find a desirable friend of opposite sex to go for Christmas eve’s dinner this year. Would be perfect to engaged before turns out to be 40s!
I don't mean to use 40 is a cut off line as it is for the sake of the giving birth for child, 40 is STILL OK!

May this Season could really bring Hong Kong a peaceful and quiet Christmas.

May those nine Firemen could recover and go back home for Christmas family union.

May all the Watch lover found the best gift he could before the Christmas, no matter a Simple Oyster Date, an AP Offshore or a Jumbo 39 mm 1972 Royal Oak No. 001!

A bit early, but would be better than late to send you all these beautiful watches as early Christmas Greeting from HKWF.

By the way a re-useable Plastic Christmas Tree is better than a real Pine tree in your home!

HK Snob

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

If you Want to Buy Rolex with Less 25%, Go Japan!

Japan is a new Rolex Purchase Preferred Country for its good price!
Rolex used to have a fixed price over all countries as that would maintain a balance of sales over all countries.
On the other hand, Abenomics is working on Yen depreciation, as of Today’s Yen-HKD exchange Rate 1 Yen= 0.06579!
Friend of mine went to buy his favourite GMT master II Black Blue 116710BLNR
Price in HK is $67,300 how about in Japan!? We, he bought it at Yen 768,000 that is HKD$50,526.72!

Ref 11710BLNR list Price Yen 870,000 with Tax or Yen 800,000 without 8% tax.
That is about less 24% of the list price in Hong Kong!? No One can provide that kind of Discount for you… and likely this is the Cheapest GMT II in the world!?
How about 116701 LN?  It is Yen 710,000 that is HK$46,711!
Suggested place is Takashimaya Nagoya and Hokkaido, According to Lau a HKWF’s friend, due to high demand in Tokyo it is hard to find.
But in other cities, it is available for most of the People like to go for except but still the Daytona Black 116520 and Deepsea D-Blue 116660.
So if you go to Japan, don't forget to go and take a look!
Takashiyama, Daimaru department store or …

Takashimaya does 6.9% tax refund instead of 8% (with 1.1% processing fee), they do give 5% off for discount, to total you enjoy 11.9%!
HK Snob
HK Watch Fever
Japan Snob 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Makati Gathering with Philippine Watch and wine Connoisseur!

Makati gathering
I had a time to gather with this gentleman who has been knowing good watch could be one of the investment items like what he has for other investment:  Restaurant, Trading company, other

He loves good watches and exotic wines...In fact he buys wine in cases direct from Chateau.
He doesn't  drink alone and I was invited to go to meet him at this Shopping mall at his restaurant.

He like AP as much as Patek, well, this gentleman bought his AP in Taiwan with less 20% discount, he said he should know me earlier knowing that I get less 28% which could be more cheaper in HK, but I said that 8 % really matters much for a man like him.

We had a bottle of Angelus 1989 then a Bottle of Latour 1988
The Angelus 1989 is known for his strong and powerful tenin and yet giving you a secent of flowers that was the same bottle it showed up on the train appeared in the James Bond movie Royale Casino with by Daniel Craig as James Bond.

More interesting is he likes the AP because of his dual time, but I doubt as the second time zone dial is so small how could he sees the time correctly, he is older than I at least 5 years I believe.

He loves my Diver watch and ask why I like it, I said as I used to go gold watch, it may be fun to try out some expensive watch with cheap low tech material with hi tech to make : Carbon composite.

After I using a few days, I feel I like it as it is big in size, clear to read, and light to wear, and most of the cases I will not be recognized as an Expensive watch, you can travel to Malate to those night club, KTV, local restaurants and bars and no one seems to care what is on your hand.

Note that this man used to put 5 minutes fatser on his watch, he told me this 5 minutes makes him always ahead in schedule!

Makati Snob

Rolex AD at Rockwell Powerplant Mall, Makati

Rolex AD at Rockwell Powerplant Mall, Makati
I was wandering for window shopping whilst waiting for my Customer at this Shopping mall.
And popped into the Rolex AD right there, I did not go inside as through the thick bullet-proof window  I could see only one Submariner date  116610LN, one Submariner no Date 114060, one Seadweller 116600,
and there is no DeepSea D-blue, 116660
No GMT master II Black Blue Ref 116710BLNR
Of course no Daytona...
There is less than 40 Rolex Watches in the Shop.
Makati Snob

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Carbon Diver Ref 15706AU

AP Royal Oak Offshore Carbon Diver Ref. 15706AU
This is more than sporty watch that it consists of all the latest technology you want on a watch:
1000 feet diving range
Carbon composite watch base
Ceramic Bezel
Audemars Piguet Renowned Calibre 3120 Movement
An eye catching accents of yellow 15 minutes arc , yellow hour, minutes and a yellow dot on the second hand.
Glareproof sapphire crystal,
Black dial with the AP exclusive “Mega Taposserie” pattern.
I appreciate the design of the dial as there is no too many sub dials like Chronometers that makes the dial so packed and appeared to be “ SMALL”!
This watch looks bigger as it is on my wrist.
The knob for setting the time recorder is on the 10 O’clock position that makes this watch a bit more unique.
This is a watch you can wear everyday, similar to the Rolex Submariner… but the band is silicon rubber.
So a Cabon+ Ceramic+silicone+ Calibre 3120 would be so easy to take you US$27,000 away!

HK Watch Fever

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cartier Crash

It might be one of the reasons why women do not care its price or discount, as Cartier Crash is one of the most affectionate watches for women!

In the mid 1960s, Cartier's vice president died in a London car accident. The crash caused a fire which burned his body and the Cartier watch that he was wearing at the time. The piece burning on his wrist happened to be the tall and oblong-shaped Bagnoire Alongee. 

The watch survived. Cartier thus decided to design  the Crash as a  melted Bagnoire Alongee. It became the Cartier Crash in 1967 and to start to produce limited edition Crash design in 1990s.

They are rare, expensive and beautiful.

Hong Kong Watch Fever