Bubba's latest $825,000 Richard Mille wristwatch



  • Bonhomme RichardBonhomme Richard Members  560WRX Points: 68Posts: 560 Bunkers
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    There's no reason on earth that watch should be 800 large. If they priced it competitively in the Rolex sports watch range, ~ $10-15k, they would sell a ton of them.

    Perhaps. But they don't want to sell a ton of them. They would have to sell 4,125 of them at $10,000 to match what they will make on 50 of them at $825,000 = $41,250,000. Being that they are hand made and assembled it would be impossible. I respect Rolex for what it is, but it uses a mass produced movement. They make gazillions of them. A large part of the mystique and desirability about Mille is that there are relatively few around.

    Rolex movements aren't mass produced. They are in-house and handmade as well.

    I think you've been drinking the "Rolex cool aid" my friend. You wouldn't call 800,000+ watches a year mass produced?? Their production is heavily automated.

    Rolex is a fine watch, and I may or may not have a couple in my collection, but they are definitely mass produced and they are not the least bit "rare". They have a marketing and advertising program second to none and they have created an amazing empire, which I do respect, but they are quite "common" and a touch dull in my opinion.

    That's fair. By mass produced you made it sound like they were throwing ETA movements in them.
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    He is French. The company is based in Switzerland.
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    evoviiiyou wrote:

    That equates to 2,068 Ping G Drivers at the $399 SRP.


    Or approx 41,250 V-Steel fairway woods on the Bay....

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