Comparison BasesOctober 6 2006 at 10:15 AM
|jkingston (no login)|
Response to are we now talking about functionality?
My "just for fun" comparison was to a very large degree apples to apples in that the Patek 5960 is a column wheel vertical clutch design chronograph, as is the Blancpain whose 1185 was the first commercially reliable and successful design (yes, I know of an early Seiko design which did not work well at all). So we were comparing similar types of chronogrpahs.
The IWC models are 7750s, which in my mind occupy a different class.
As for Patek earning its pricing power position, I agree. Over many years--beyond contest longer than anyone lese--it has developed and produced consistently watches of the highest quality. It thus deserves the acclaim it has today.
That aside, one can always examine afresh the current line up to see if the reptutation pricing remains justified. Said another way, you have to earn your respect anew every day.