My unicorn finally arrived today!
NICE! Congratulations mate I love that model with the horizontal dial furniture, is this a Calibre 17 powered model?
Thanks! It has a modern "Calibre 11" movement.
Hubert, I'm genuinely jealous! Congrats.
What has impressed me with these is how they have held their value. From memory they were $10k new...I think today they're $8-10k depending on condition, books, box, etc. About right?
Why thank you David!
Getting this was an adventure. I wanted something new or as close to new as possible. While searching other forums, I found someone in the UK who claimed had bought one in 2009 and will willing to sell it for a "reasonable profit". I reached out to this person, but he never responded. Looking some mere I found two in France; one sold while I was doing my research, while the other seller never responded to my questions.
That's when I started searching the retail network. I found a couple of Authorized Tag Heuer dealers in Europe who still had one. The first had "lost the box" when they moved their shop, but the second one was intact. A few phone calls later, a wire bank transfer, and international duties, it arrived. Due to the exchange rate (non-Euro), the original MSRP price remained, so it was not too bad.
If there is ever a 50th Anniversary edition in 5 years; I will jump on it from the start, since these are truly collectors items.
Very nice, congrats!
Well hunted! Even better to buy from an AD. Very surprised that there is stock left!
Very nice. Congrats, passion and perseverance pays off.
Many thanks George!
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