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How to start 2013 like a boss? Well, get one of those Louis Vuitton President case that have become a must-have to carry millions of dollars in cash or dozens of Patek Philippe watches. Buy it here (price tells a lot about the exclusiveness of this product).

Well, let me share a brief anecdote about Louis Vuitton: In 1830, a provincial young frenchman, walked the 400 km from his hometown to glorious Paris. Eventually he was hired as a ”layetier”, a kind of manservant who woud pack your trunks. He must have done his duties really well, because he caught the attention of Napoleon III who hired the young frenchman to be Empress Eugénie personal ”layetier”. The young Frenchman’s name was Louis Vuitton and in 1854 he opened his own trunk-making firm in Paris. By 1913, the Louis Vuitton flagship on Champs-Elysées was the largerst store for travel-goods in the world! 

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How can it get better than the Patek Philippe Calatrava ? Created in 1932, “it is the result of an avant-garde philosophy of aesthetics that showcases sleek lines and subtle elegance; the collection expresses artistic ingenuity at its very finest. The endearing quality of the design reflects the relentless pursuit of perfection that has always been at the core of Patek Philippe’s mission.” Those are the objective words one can use to describe the Calatrava. But it’s hard not to speak with your heart when seeing this masterpiece. It is the most beautiful timepiece I’ve ever seen. It’s minimal face and fantastic proportions make it an instant object of desire. 5119R-001. Grab that reference and start saving each and every cents. The Patek Philippe Calatrava is worth all the money in the world.

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No need to be an actual watch erudite to be aware of the exclusiveness and the dearness of Swiss watchmaker, Patek Philippe. Nowadays, Patek Philippe remains one of the most respected touchstone within the watch industry. They keep on innovating and so, having a lot of success among the enthusiast of the mythical brand.

This selection of their craziest models throws light on their ability to search for an authentic aesthetic manufactured with the finest metals and incorporating most advanced watch technology. Yet, a Patek Philippe timepiece is really really expansive (the cheapest Aquanaut model is at about 10 000€), even if I consider it’s worth it!

Our selection:

- Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch ($ 11M)

- Patek Philippe 1943 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph wristwatch ($ 5.63M at auction)

Patek Philippe Platinum World Time watch ($ 4M)

And our modest “coup de coeur” is the more recent Patek Philippe Triple Complication 5208P Platinum that was presented earlier this year at Basel!

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