It’s absolutely stunning. GS does dials. GS does dials arguably better than anyone does dials.
And, in this particular case, GS has done a dial that is more Liberace-inspired than any other dial in the entirety of their extensive collection - certainly more glittery than any other dial in my collection.
Amongst GS enthusiasts, folks seem to be foaming at the mouth to get their hands on this watch. There was one listed for $11,995 on Chrono24. It ain't there anymore. It's possible that dude had taken too much high-quality hashish and then came to his senses, but every example of the 300 piece, $7,500 MSRP, limited-run was allocated within hours of announcement by GS. So it’s very possible that he did get his ~$4,500 profit margin. Though, there’s also every possibility that GS USA will track this guy down for flipping, and immediately bring down the ban-hammer! Moving forward, they’d revoke his VIP status, and never allocate any rare LE pieces to him ever again.
Other than Chrono24, the only recourse for the GS nut who wants something like this is to buy the pale imitation of this watch - the SBGK017…
… whose only virtues are its unlimited production, its grey dial, and its having a higher MSRP at $8,900!!!
Nonetheless, the SBGK015 now has me asking…
I always thought I was someone who didn’t give two sh*ts about arbitrary status markers, like getting access to exclusives and limited editions, and yet here I am relishing the fact that there are only 299 other people on the face of the planet with this particular watch
I always thought that I was an athletic and outdoorsy and rugged individual, and yet here I am enamored with a “dress watch.” I mean, at least with all the other GS in my collection, I could lie to myself and pretend that I were still young and virile, by pointing to the fact that all my watches have at least 100M water resistance, so, you know, I could go diving with them, even though I take them off when I’m giving my puppies baths, which is about the extent of my physical activity these days… and, yet, here, undeniably, this dress watch cannot handle anything more than a light splash while doing dishes! I mean, the reality is that I doubt I would wear a dress watch, for fear of water damage, while sitting at my computer, inside my home office, if it were raining outside - you can never be too careful about these things!
I always thought that I was bold and wild, born with a devil-may-care attitude. When I used to be a car guy, I would use my performance car as my daily driver, scrape the crap out of the front wing and the diffuser, dare to park it in, you know, the Walmart parking lot where some harried father of 3 looking for a party-size bag of Cheetos and some WD-40 might swing open his door while arguing with his wife about whose turn it was to clean out the septic tank, and ding my car! I used to scoff at all the clowns who after 2 years had put only 3,000 miles on their odometers. “Why would someone buy a car and not use it? That’s no way to live!” I would snigger, “Who are all these people who buy garage queens???" as I condescendingly typed “I have over 50,000 miles on mine after 2 years,” showing the world just how courageous a keyboard warrior I was, on the car forums. And yet, with the acquisition of the SBGK015, I am now contemplating simply leaving the watch wrapped in plastic, and putting it away in my safe to only admire it, now and again, while handling it with white microfiber gloves on
“@hotwatchchick69, stop being an idiot, and just wear the watch,” you might say. To you, I respond, "Are you insane??? That might reduce its resale value! I mean, that’s why we got into watches, right? Value retention and investment!”