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    Andrea Pirlo Modified Sub

    Iím not really sure what to make of this. Normally I dislike modified Rolexes straightaway. This ones taking at little longer to digest. I do like the back.

    https://www.artisansdegeneve.com/en/.../andrea-pirlo/


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    I definitely prefer that to the artisan de geneve daytona. Love the case back, thats how I wish all rolex case backs were.

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    I like it, most probably because Pirlo was the "coolest" dude ever to play.

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    I like it. I think it looks different, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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    Looks like a footballers watch.
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    Whenever anyone arses about with a Rolex, they always look naff- like they're trying to reinvent the wheel and this is no exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyp1973 View Post
    Iím not really sure what to make of this. Normally I dislike modified Rolexes straightaway. This ones taking at little longer to digest. I do like the back.

    https://www.artisansdegeneve.com/en/.../andrea-pirlo/


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    Surprisingly really like this...and the Rubens Daytona isnít half bad either


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    I wouldnít mind if RSC would put those chamfers on the maxi case at service.

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    Looks better than the standard Sub to me. I like it a lot.

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    I like this a lot, I suspect the vitriol will come because itís a Rolex and youíre not allowed to play with those. Ever. Other brands would get an easier ride.

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    Nice to see a variation on the old antique Rolex design. If companies don't innovate and bring in new designs, even if sold alongside existing ones, others will.

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    Actually I quite like that as well I hate to think how much it cost to do that though


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    Presumably the clock is ticking on when Hand Wilsdorf Fdn. take legal action against the modifiers...?

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    It's a personalized watch for someone who can afford it. If it was on SC against a non mod Sub which do we think will sell the fastest and hold its value? I tend to go with my head on these things. If it was money no object then I might consider one

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    I like it... apart from the case.
    Wouldn't it be better with a black DLC treatment (to match the movement mods)...



    - or even use a different case design ?

    z

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    Funny seeing Spike Lee among their customers, I thought he was a G-Shock man!
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    It looks hideous. There is something wrong with a skeleton dial and a thick divers bezel.

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    I quit like the JPMontoya one.

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    I love how he sees it himself... "Unparalleled" "It resonates with me and my career. It is a work of art."...

    ...a joy to hear from such a grounded and wonderfully humble human being.

    As for the watch... It's like putting a disco wig on the Mona Lisa...

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    At least itís better looking than this !

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    I like it... apart from the case.
    Wouldn't it be better with a black DLC treatment (to match the movement mods)...



    - or even use a different case design ?

    z
    Now Iím confused. Initially I thought there was a clear dial imprinted with Rolex, but now given the position of the minute hand under the print it seems otherwise. Is the Rolex etched into the underside of the crystal?

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    Watch is not my cup of tea.

    I loved Pirlo as a player though. :D

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    Iíd have one. (Pirlo was a sublime footballer, as it happens.)

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    Lug chamfer really softens the maxi case well - I like that.

    The rest is not my cup of tea.

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    The more I look at it the more I appreciate the details, the floating Rolex logo mentioned above the decision to matt back usually polished planes. I would probably shudder at the price though

    Steve

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    it's a no from me Andrea, stick to the football and being dreamy

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    Yes please from me, but I am a tart (so the wife says!)


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    If they were cheaper than an original I could be tempted, but it's like putting after market alloys on a car, they never look quite right.

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    Very few Rolex mods that I like and not a fan of skeleton dial at all but this looks very nicely done.

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    Andrea Pirlo Modified Sub

    No from me I donít think that side of the movement is pretty enough to be skeletonised, would be nicer to have a display case back mod


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    That movement wont run very well for very long... Theres a reason Rolex dont skeletonize their movements. As a decorative showpiece though its quite well made.

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    I like the Daytonas, especially Montoya's.

    Who is going to make a market on price of modification?!

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    The Montoya Daytona is nice. Obviously the skeleton design will be polarisng but other than that the dial design is much nicer than a standard Daytona.

    And this one is stunning, so many elements are vastly improved, the pushers, less dial text, the sub dials, etc. I guess it's quite speedmaster like though.

    https://www.artisansdegeneve.com/en/...ibute-to-6263/

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