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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...tment.html

I thought that was nuts. It says this 22 year old girl bought this apt on the UWS of Manhattan for $88 Million but her pops is a billionaire so we know where all that money came from. The crazy thing about it is that she'll only be staying there part-time!
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RE: R.Jewels Diamond Edition
(02-17-2012 04:12 PM)MiXX Wrote:  I once had a really hot girl tell me that she loves my watch ( I was wearing my Richard Mille RM11 ), and then, she told me that she actually loves to see guys wearing rolexes; which you all know guys can have for 4KUSD.....PLOP!


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No offence but if your RM11 is as ugly as the Felipe Massa ltd edition that sells for 60k then that is one ugly overpriced watch.
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RE: R.Jewels Diamond Edition
(02-19-2012 08:07 PM)billy Wrote:  
(02-17-2012 04:12 PM)MiXX Wrote:  I once had a really hot girl tell me that she loves my watch ( I was wearing my Richard Mille RM11 ), and then, she told me that she actually loves to see guys wearing rolexes; which you all know guys can have for 4KUSD.....PLOP!


Mixx

No offence but if your RM11 is as ugly as the Felipe Massa ltd edition that sells for 60k then that is one ugly overpriced watch.

This is the type of comment that always rubs me the wrong way.
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RE: Art work: card players by Paul Cezanne
(02-18-2012 10:43 AM)Entropy Wrote:  Art work: card players by Paul Cezanne

To the art lovers here, i feel compelled to inform you lads that Paul Cezzane's Card Players......that you are looking at below...was fetched for $250 million. Yes, you are reading that correctly...with all due respect....even Paul Cezzane himself, who happens to be a pampered trust fund baby, would balk at this exorbitant price. Anyways, here is the CARD PLAYERS...

[Image: 300px-Card_Players_%285th_version%29_189...ezanne.jpg]

That's absurd.

For that amount you could buy the Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet pictured below, and still have 30 million leftover.

[Image: 300px-Le_bassin_aux_nymph%C3%A9as_-_Claude_Monet.jpg]
[Image: 250px-Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_097.jpg]
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ON WATCHES.
(02-19-2012 08:07 PM)billy Wrote:  
(02-17-2012 04:12 PM)MiXX Wrote:  I once had a really hot girl tell me that she loves my watch ( I was wearing my Richard Mille RM11 ), and then, she told me that she actually loves to see guys wearing rolexes; which you all know guys can have for 4KUSD.....PLOP!
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No offence but if your RM11 is as ugly as the Felipe Massa ltd edition that sells for 60k then that is one ugly overpriced watch.

Curious that the most expensive wristwatch in the world is: Piaget Emperador "Temple".
the stats:
'The Piaget Emperador "Temple" actually has two hidden watches that are revealed by pushing down on certain parts. On one watch, the case is set with 481 brilliant-cut diamonds, 207 baguette-cut diamonds, and an emerald-cut diamond on the top of the case. On the second watch, which has a tourbillion and a 40-hour power reserve, the Polynesian mother-of-pearl dial is set with 162 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 baguette-cut diamonds. The bracelet is set with 350 baguette-cut diamonds. This one-of-a-kind piece has already sold, but Piaget says other double secret watches can be commissioned.'

this will cost you $3,300,000 . Below is the image.

[Image: 027_piaget.jpg]

EVEN more expensive, clocking in at $4,599,487. Is the Louis Moinet Meteoris. The stats is ridiculous " Swiss watchmaker Louis Moinet introduced a concept, Meteoris: a set of four tourbillion watches, each made out of other worldly materials, such as meteorite from Mars, the moon, an asteroid, and an ancient meteorite called "Rosetta Stone." The company got the materials from meteorite hunter Luc Labenne and worked with universities around the world to authenticate them. Meteoris comes with a planetarium that depicts the solar system and must be purchased as a set." Well, here is a picture of this monstrosity:

[Image: 028_louis_moinet_meteoris.jpg]

On a personal level, i like these three:

[Image: 012_alange.jpg]

[Image: 021_patek_philippe.jpg]

[Image: 008_iwc.jpg]
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RE: ON WATCHES.
(02-19-2012 09:26 PM)Entropy Wrote:  On a personal level, i like these three:

[Image: 012_alange.jpg]

[Image: 021_patek_philippe.jpg]

[Image: 008_iwc.jpg]

These three are all nice watches, a minute repeater is my favourite complication and usually you need to talk about 40k plus for the honour of owning one unless you go for a seagull, snip at 15k
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RE: R.Jewels Diamond Edition
(02-19-2012 08:37 PM)Fisto Wrote:  This is the type of comment that always rubs me the wrong way.

WHy os that ?
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RE: R.Jewels Diamond Edition
(02-20-2012 10:08 AM)billy Wrote:  
(02-19-2012 08:37 PM)Fisto Wrote:  This is the type of comment that always rubs me the wrong way.

WHy os that ?

Because your statement is ignorant. Your opinion is subjective when judging that watch disregarding the obvious objective qualities like highest old school watch making craftsmanship combined with high tech alloys that goes into building each RM. If you want to look at grossly overpriced watches than don't look further than a run of the mill Tag.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
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I don't know...Part of me thinks it's the coolest thing I've ever seen and another part is thinking what the fuck is that stupid thing..Either way it's cool.
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RE: R.Jewels Diamond Edition
(02-20-2012 12:34 PM)CrackerJack Wrote:  
(02-20-2012 10:08 AM)billy Wrote:  
(02-19-2012 08:37 PM)Fisto Wrote:  This is the type of comment that always rubs me the wrong way.

WHy os that ?

Because your statement is ignorant. Your opinion is subjective when judging that watch disregarding the obvious objective qualities like highest old school watch making craftsmanship combined with high tech alloys that goes into building each RM. If you want to look at grossly overpriced watches than don't look further than a run of the mill Tag.
I have a very keen interest in watches so don't try and patronise me , I think some richard mille watches are OK but some especially that felipe masse thing are ugly as sin, its a mess, poor design is poor design. Trying to charge 40-60k for watch with complications that are neither new or original nor executed in a particulary orignal way is an interesing marketing ploy. As a matter of interest why is the RM chronograph so expensive when you can buy other high end Chrono watches for so much less ? I can understand high prices for difficult complications like minute repeaters perpetual calenders or a grand sonorie but for a chrono ? nope.
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RE: R.Jewels Diamond Edition
(02-20-2012 01:53 PM)billy Wrote:  
(02-20-2012 12:34 PM)CrackerJack Wrote:  
(02-20-2012 10:08 AM)billy Wrote:  
(02-19-2012 08:37 PM)Fisto Wrote:  This is the type of comment that always rubs me the wrong way.

WHy os that ?

Because your statement is ignorant. Your opinion is subjective when judging that watch disregarding the obvious objective qualities like highest old school watch making craftsmanship combined with high tech alloys that goes into building each RM. If you want to look at grossly overpriced watches than don't look further than a run of the mill Tag.
I have a very keen interest in watches so don't try and patronise me , I think some richard mille watches are OK but some especially that felipe masse thing are ugly as sin, its a mess, poor design is poor design. Trying to charge 40-60k for watch with complications that are neither new or original nor executed in a particulary orignal way is an interesing marketing ploy. As a matter of interest why is the RM chronograph so expensive when you can buy other high end Chrono watches for so much less ? I can understand high prices for difficult complications like minute repeaters perpetual calenders or a grand sonorie but for a chrono ? nope.

You keep repeating the same (ignorant) statement. Poor design? You mean aesthetic design? And who are you, an Arbiter Elegantiarum? I understand that somebody might not like the look of a watch but to completely dismiss it's obvious (to anybody with "keen" horological interest) manufacture qualities that each RM represents based on a statement such us "ugly as sin," is to me an ignoramus.

Where is that high end chrono for so much less that you're talking about? You mean a prettified Valjoux 7750 in IWCs and Breitlings that charge 7K for a $200 movement?

Take a look at Patek's or Lange's simple chrono prices and you might be surprised that they cost a bit more than an RM which breaks the Swiss rigidity by introducing interesting alloy fusions on a functional level in their FULLY INHOUSE mechanical designs. Ah, but to you it's a marketing ploy.

Prices from top watch houses start at 100K+ for any form of tourbillon and other complications.

It's good that you're keen because you have a bit more reading to do.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
Cracker jack you clearly have issues, to give examples of a high end chrono try some from Franck Muller a real watch maker not some gimmicy blagger throwing out ugly tat like Richard Mille who as a company have been around for all of five minutes and Richard Mille himself is a financial manager not a watch maker. When you know what you are talking about please carry on but until then stop getting so excited about a watch brand with no class and no history.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
I was staying with my friend's Dad in Brussels. He was the Canadian ambassador to the EU at the time. While we were there, these 2 Americans lawyers came over to visit. They were friends of his, and asked us (my friend and I) if we wanted to go to London for lunch.

We flew there on a private jet. One of the guys said he owned "a few." They ordered over a drink trolley, and after looking through they said they didn't want any of that "cheap shit." The waiter brought over a bottle of port that cost 1000pounds per glass. They had about 5, and bought us each 1 to try.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
Damn, crackerjack and billy....you lads are going at it. damn!
[Image: boxing-gloves.gif]

If i may weigh in on this. On a pure aesthetic level.....Personally, i wont go so far as to call Richard Mille ugly or whatever that billy called it..... but from my own point of view, i find RM to be too gaudy...unnecessarily showy...too, shall we say, meretricious for my taste. My lange and patek that i posted, on the other hand, i find these to have a sense of subdued elegance, an air of understated sophistication about them, almost aristocratic.

Of course, this is just a personal taste. Crackerjack definitely have a different opinion.

Anyways, here is an interview with RICHARD MILLE himself.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
(02-20-2012 07:59 PM)Entropy Wrote:  Damn, crackerjack and billy....you lads are going at it. damn!
[Image: boxing-gloves.gif]

If i may weigh in on this. On a pure aesthetic level.....Personally, i wont go so far as to call Richard Mille ugly or whatever that billy called it..... but from my own point of view, i find RM to be too gaudy...unnecessarily showy...too, shall we say, meretricious for my taste. My lange and patek that i posted, on the other hand, i find these to have a sense of subdued elegance, an air of understated sophistication about them, almost aristocratic.

Of course, this is just a personal taste. Crackerjack definitely have a different opinion.

Anyways, here is an interview with RICHARD MILLE himself.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
(02-20-2012 05:20 PM)Jaz Wrote:  I was staying with my friend's Dad in Brussels. He was the Canadian ambassador to the EU at the time. While we were there, these 2 Americans lawyers came over to visit. They were friends of his, and asked us (my friend and I) if we wanted to go to London for lunch.

We flew there on a private jet. One of the guys said he owned "a few." They ordered over a drink trolley, and after looking through they said they didn't want any of that "cheap shit." The waiter brought over a bottle of port that cost 1000pounds per glass. They had about 5, and bought us each 1 to try.

Sweet, mr. jaz... the best response to your post is this song:



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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
(02-20-2012 05:01 PM)billy Wrote:  Cracker jack you clearly have issues, to give examples of a high end chrono try some from Franck Muller a real watch maker not some gimmicy blagger throwing out ugly tat like Richard Mille who as a company have been around for all of five minutes and Richard Mille himself is a financial manager not a watch maker. When you know what you are talking about please carry on but until then stop getting so excited about a watch brand with no class and no history.

Haha, Franck Muller? You mean Kim Kardashian of the watch world. The guy who calls himself a "Master of Complications" uses stock ETAs in most of his "complications"! He's a joke of the watch community dude. Now you say RM is around all of five minutes - do you know when Franck Muller brand was founded? In the 1990s!

You still haven't stated any objective reasons why RM is overpriced comparing to other high end brands. So far your reasons are: ugly as sin, and... I thinks that's it.
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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
(02-20-2012 07:59 PM)Entropy Wrote:  Damn, crackerjack and billy....you lads are going at it. damn!
[Image: boxing-gloves.gif]

If i may weigh in on this. On a pure aesthetic level.....Personally, i wont go so far as to call Richard Mille ugly or whatever that billy called it..... but from my own point of view, i find RM to be too gaudy...unnecessarily showy...too, shall we say, meretricious for my taste. My lange and patek that i posted, on the other hand, i find these to have a sense of subdued elegance, an air of understated sophistication about them, almost aristocratic.

Of course, this is just a personal taste. Crackerjack definitely have a different opinion.

Anyways, here is an interview with RICHARD MILLE himself.

What can I say, I like watches. Angel
Speaking of chronos, right now this one is my favorite.

[Image: datograph-auf-ab-1.jpg]

I agree that Pateks and Langes just ooze class.
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You poor boys are thinking millionaire, not billionaire.

Me, I'll take the Alfa Nero for a cool $190 million:

[Image: alfa-nero-yacht-2.jpg]

Better yet, check out the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6fMJhswJK4&t=4m44s
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My home- made will smoke that!!
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That Lange watch is Sweet!!
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That Porsche Speed boat is nice for a millionaire, but a billionaire in need of speed would clearly go with the $33 million Wally 118:

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RE: Billionaire's Boys Club
(02-20-2012 08:07 PM)CrackerJack Wrote:  Haha, Franck Muller? You mean Kim Kardashian of the watch world. The guy who calls himself a "Master of Complications" uses stock ETAs in most of his "complications"! He's a joke of the watch community dude. Now you say RM is around all of five minutes - do you know when Franck Muller brand was founded? In the 1990s!

You still haven't stated any objective reasons why RM is overpriced comparing to other high end brands. So far your reasons are: ugly as sin, and... I thinks that's it.

You genuinely know sweet FA about watches do you, Franck Muller hand made his first Toubillons in the 80's back when only Patek and Vacheron knew how to make them, some of his movements are ETA based but he still has more patents for more complications than any other watch maker, tell me what complications has financial manager Richard Mille invented ? Thats right fuck all because he is a corporate CEO not a watch maker. Franck Muller has built the watch with the most complications, he has patented more original complications than any other watch maker and at least makes wathes that don't look like a piecce of shit. Tell me what unique complications does CEO RIchard Mille have to his name ?
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That wally 118 is the coolest boat I have ever seen. If you own that boat I wonder if game is even an issue, I cannot imagine the man who owns that boat posting on a forum I am sure he is to busy fcuking models and porn stars to have the time.
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The Wally 118 is truly magnificent. It is dark, sinister, and graceful. That's the boat. If you want a yacht, I really like the Alfa Nero, but Wally and Hermes partnered on an interesting concept that was a "floating island" so you could literally take your home anywhere in the world with you and broke conventional yacht design. It is called the Wally WHY (Wally Hermes Yacht) only the Hermes fashion house dropped at the last minute after design was complete; maybe not enough money in it for them. Wally has already built the concept and if they get a buyer it will be built. It is truly a home that you take with you. I want in!

The full scale model:

[Image: why13.jpg]

The mockups:

[Image: WHY-1-1.jpg]

and the conceptual video, honestly it's spectacular:





Imagine having the 118 slipped in Marbella or Monaco, ready at a moments notice ready to take with you anywhere in the Med. and to have the WHY in New York, Miami, or the Caribbean and when hurricane season comes you take your home with you to the Med for a winter (or Brazil). Now where are talking B, not M.
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excellent! excellente! This fits nicely into the billionaire's boys club. outrageously decadent. atrociously spendthrift. unabashedly wasteful.

well done.

(02-21-2012 11:05 PM)durangotang Wrote:  The Wally 118 is truly magnificent. It is dark, sinister, and graceful. That's the boat. If you want a yacht, I really like the Alfa Nero, but Wally and Hermes partnered on an interesting concept that was a "floating island" so you could literally take your home anywhere in the world with you and broke conventional yacht design. It is called the Wally WHY (Wally Hermes Yacht) only the Hermes fashion house dropped at the last minute after design was complete; maybe not enough money in it for them. Wally has already built the concept and if they get a buyer it will be built. It is truly a home that you take with you. I want in!

The full scale model:

[Image: why13.jpg]

The mockups:

[Image: WHY-1-1.jpg]

and the conceptual video, honestly it's spectacular:





Imagine having the 118 slipped in Marbella or Monaco, ready at a moments notice ready to take with you anywhere in the Med. and to have the WHY in New York, Miami, or the Caribbean and when hurricane season comes you take your home with you to the Med for a winter (or Brazil). Now where are talking B, not M.
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