The thing about millionaires is that they are not good at taking no for an answer, so when the watch of their dreams is out of stock and it will take 5 years to get to the top of a waiting list, they should be prepared to go to the secondary market for more instant gratification.
This appears to be advice of MillionaireMatch, a dating site that claims to help 3.5 million wealthy singletons find each other, which has a Patek Philippe World Time 5131R watch as one of its five best gifts for millionaires this Christmas.
Recognising that the watch in question is near impossible to find at authorised dealers (or perhaps because the researcher could not find a listed price at a primary dealer) the dating site points people to Chrono24 as the place to source the timepiece for £105,00 ($135,000). A sign of the time, perhaps.
The Patek Philippe slides in at number 4 on the MillionaireMatch gift guide, pushing a trip into space with Virgin Galactic down to number 5.
The full list is:
1. 24-Karat Gold iPhone X
Price: £3,922 ($5,000)
With the release of Apple’s latest generation of iPhone, the iPhone X is already the most expensive smart phone ever offered, but this unlocked 256GB version from Goldgenie, a British company that specialises in customised luxury gifts, is gold-plated in 24-karat gold, and the Apple logo handcrafted in VS1 diamonds.
2. Nebia Spa Showerhead
Price: £509 ($649)
Simply put, this is bliss. From Kickstarter to Silicon Valley bathroom staple, the Nebia Spa Showerhead atomises water into a fine mist, which delivers water in millions of microdrops, hydrating the skin far better than an ordinary shower and giving the awesome feeling of standing in the mist of a waterfall.
Get it now: https://nebia.com/
3. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Price: £1,804 ($2,300)
A.H. Hirsch Reserve is incredibly rare, much sought after and well known among bourbon enthusiasts. Distilled in 1974 after being commissioned by Adolph Hirsch in a 400-barrel batch and aged for 16 years, it was distilled at what would come to be known as Michter’s Distillery. This is a rare, collectible, and downright delicious bottle.
4. Patek Philippe World Time 5131R Watch
Price: £105,900 ($135,000)
Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. Eighty years after the world’s first world time wristwatch, the iconic Ref. 5131 received a superb makeover. It’s a magnificent piece of art, and is worth the trouble of tracking down this unmatched gem so dear to the brilliant Patek Philippe.
5. A Trip To Outer Space
Price: £196,112 ($250,000)
“We are happy to receive registrations from individuals who are interested in flying to space with Virgin Galactic.” That’s the courteous greeting from Virgin Galactic on the application page for all would-be astronauts. Richard Branson’sfamed SpaceShipTwo will fly passengers fifty miles above the Earth. Travelers will know they’ve arrived when they begin to experience weightlessness, which will last several minutes.
Get it now: https://www.virgingalactic.com/join/apply/