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Does anyone know if the Acqua Perpetual (ss) has or will soon be discontinued??

November 23 2006 at 5:46 PM
Ken  (no login)

 
I've inquired at a few ADs as well as some 'net dealers, but the Acqua Perpetual model that I'm now considering (ss, bracelet, silver dial) seems to have gotten very scarce.

I did, in fact, find one, but the asking price was extremely high...

Does anyone on this forum know if this model has or will be discontinued soon?
Any rumors of a successor ?

Thanks!

Ken

 
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Marcus Hanke
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Unfortunately yes ...

November 24 2006, 4:11 AM 

The Acqua Perpetual has disappeared from the new list, only the limited variant with black carbon fibre-style dial is currently offered.

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Marcus

 
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Marcus Hanke
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Unfortunately yes ...

November 24 2006, 5:02 AM 

The Acqua Perpetual has disappeared from the new list, only the limited variant with black carbon fibre-style dial is currently offered.

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Marcus

 
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Tim Jackson
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According to my source, it is still being produced

November 24 2006, 10:01 AM 

Hi Ken,
If you are referring to Ref. 333-88-3, which is the Acqua Perpetual in steel with the silver dial, it is still available.
It comes on a rubber/Ti strap together with a steel bracelet. Part of the package.
A great watch, even though a bit of an oxymoron, a divers perpetual calendar!
Warm regards,
Tim

 
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ken
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Thank you Tim and Marcus

November 25 2006, 6:40 AM 

Hi Tim, Marcus,

Thanks very much for your quick responses.

Taken together, it seems that I'll need to act/make a decision on
whether to pursue the AcquaP in ss sooner than later!

Might either of you know whether UN intends to phase out the Acqua Perpetual
line altogether or if they are temporarily phasing the current models out as
they prepare a successor model ?

All the best,
Ken

 
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Marcus Hanke
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Good question ...

November 25 2006, 8:17 AM 

Let's add the facts: the 2006 UN catalogue already does not list the (unlimited) silver and black dial Acqua Perpetuals, only the limited black Acqua with different hands and carbon fibre style dial structure.

This is all we have, sorry. One possible scenario would be that one limited edition after the other will be released, so that the market has a steady stream, or better: trickle of Acquas. An advantage of this would be that if you do not like the current Acqua, you just have to wait for the next, which will possible more to your liking. The disadvantage would be for many of us, that until they have saved the money necessary to purchase the Acqua they like, it is sold out again.

The other scenario would be a new Acqua following the discontinued one.

The third one leaves us without any UN perpetual in stainless steel.

Regards,
Marcus

 
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Tim Jackson
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It is still on the current price list...

November 25 2006, 11:12 AM 

so I think there is hope that they are still making them. I've not heard they are discontinuing these, so as far as I know, you can still get them.
I'll see what else I can find out from UN.
Cheers,
Tim

 
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Marcus Hanke
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Yes, it is ...

November 27 2006, 3:26 AM 

... but so is the San Marco Alarm, that is out of production since several years already. As long as there are stocks left, it will be listed, even if it is out of production.


Regards,
Marcus

 
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