These are the conversations we all keep having lately. Much like our beloved Sandra Lane, Iím equally sick of the steel Rolex and Patek hype that refuses to die off (at least for now), and every time I hear of the obscene premium that people are still willing to pay for either the Nautilus 5711 (upwards of $70K) and the new GMT-Master II 126710BLRO Pepsi-bezel, I canít help but think of the countless alternatives that Iíd rather have in my collection than these two poster girls. The point of this story is precisely that –where would my hard-earned dollars go if the retail price of either or both pieces was within my grasp here and now; specifically looking at pieces you can actually go out and buy today. Not the Nautilus Ė 3 other options for around $70K USD Conservative Ė Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin When I was thinking of alternatives to the Genta-designed Nautilus, the Overseas was one of the first contenders that came to mind as a piece thatís equally sporty, and comes from a manufacture with a serious reputation for quality. What surprised me was how far up the food chain the Nautilusí street price…

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