Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bubbles

Big Alan (What Fucking Bubble?) ...

 I only bring this up because this "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona went for $1,089,186 last night at Christie's.  All told, they sold about 50 Rolexes (Rolices?) at an average price of over $250K.

Which is a lot of cheddar.  For a stainless steel watch.

I was on Facebook, saw the piece about the auction, went to a site called Hodinkee, which calls itself an online magazine about fine watches but is really a blog -- although I'm not one to throw stones -- and read all about it.

If you like watches, it's kind of a giggle.

After the post about the Daytona, one member of the commentariat wrote ...

Dutch Tulip Mania
British South Sea Bubble
Dot Com Boom
$1M+ for a Rolex?

Which did make me smile.  Although you'd think there would have been a place for the Subprime Mortgage Debacle, given we're still in the middle of it.

This is a Ferrari Daytona, which strikes me as a much better place to drop a ton of dough ...

I chose this angle because from the doorhandles back, this car is impossibly beautiful.  And while we're on the topic, here's the rear end of a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, which is also a thing of beauty ...

Maybe you're an ass man.
Maybe I am.

The picture of the Cobra is actually a replica, which is annoying because we're trying to learn something here, but the point still holds.  Real Cobra Daytonas didn't have time for painting stripes on the under-panels.  They were too busy spanking Enzo Ferrari on the bottom.

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