Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Conspicuous consumption to the max!
Business Insider has published a list of "The 10 Most Expensive Watches You Can Buy Right Now". The thought of spending six or seven figures on a mere wristwatch strikes me as obscene, quite frankly . . . but there must be a market for them, otherwise no-one would make them.
Here's the Hublot Tourbillon Solo Bang, a snip at $105,000:
If that's a bit too low-cost for you, here's the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers. It's on sale, reduced from $484,000 to a mere (!) $387,200:
And if money is no object, there's the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002 P at a trifling $1½ million:
There are more watches at the link. Interesting, if rather repellent reading!
Since I regard a watch as something functional rather than fashionable, and I don't have money to spare for fripperies, I'll stick to my $16 Casio watch from Walmart, thank you very much . . .