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John F. Kennedy wearing an Omega Ultra Thin 18k ref.OT3980 when he was Massachusetts's senator. Washington, D.C. office, February 27, 1959.
Vladimir Poutine wearing a Blancpain Léman Chronographe Flybach Grande Date 2885F
Dwight Eisenhower and a unique Rolex Datejust ref.6305 gifted by Rolex as the 150.000th certified chronometer produced
Kim Jong Un with an Omega Deville at his wrist
Benjamin Netanyahu and a Panerai PAM 180
Margaret Thatcher wearing a Piaget Dancer ref.80563
Cristina Kirchner and a Rolex Lady Datejust ref.69178
Nicolas Sarkozy wearing a Patek Philippe Quantième Perpétuel ref.3940G
Sir Winston Churchill with a Pink Gold Rolex Datejust offered by the brand
Barack Obama and a unique Jörg Gray JGC6500 US Secret Service Watch
Jacques Chirac wearing a Rolex Datejust 18k Gold
Donald Trump and his Signature Collection
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The icon’s story.
Created in 1955 by french haute couture house Chanel, the 2.55 is a padded leather bag which is one of the classics of the brand. The it-bag par excellence.
As she did for her perfumes, Gabrielle Chanel used a number as denomination for this bag, and chosen 2 for the month of February and 55 for the year 1955, symbolizing the launch date.
A true valuable object.
In 2008, its price was $1600 in the United States, in 2014 it is worth more than $5000. This increase reflects Chanel’s desire to maintain the feeling of exclusivity, essential in the luxury industry.
According to BagHunter, the Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag has increased in value by a whopping 71.92% between 2010 and 2015, far outperforming housing prices in the United States, with the added pleasure of owning “the dream bag of millions of women” as Vogue Italia says.
For experts, the value of the 2.55 reflects an overall trend of the luxury goods market. In its 2015 report, Bain & Company analyzes that generations X and Y will spend more money than those from the baby-boom in all categories of personal luxury goods.
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Goodfellas (1990): Ray Liotta sports a gold Rolex Day-Date as Henry Hill, a mobster working his way up in the Lucchese mafia family in New York City.
Rain Man (1988): Tom Cruise pawns his Rolex Day-Date as cash-strapped Charlie Babbitt.
Rocky (III and several others): A Rolex Day – Date, a Lady Datejust and a Rolex GMT with Jubilee bracelet feature in the iconic series.
Titanic (1997): Bill Paxton sports a gold Rolex Submariner in search of the Heart of the Ocean.
The Wolf of Wallstreet (2013): Yellow Gold Rolex Submariners and Daytonas feature prominently on the wrists of stock trader’s in the 1980s-themed gold.
Lost in Translation (2003): Bill Murray wears a two-tone Rolex Datejust.
And we can’t forget James Bond! Sean Connery’s initial Submariner began the Bond-Rolex connection in 1962. While the exact references cannot be confirmed, the models that are closest are the 6200, 6538A, the thick-cased 6538 and the 5510
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You’re excited to enjoy it, show it off. Now fast forward to that moment, a few months, maybe even a year later when that new feeling has faded and your once shiny, new, prized possession…well, it feels just the same as everything else you have.
Then you see a new model on the street, or your friend shows you their newest acquisition and it’s then you know you need a change. But how? You’re not going to go buy another one, and you have this other perfectly good thing at home.
You could sell it, place it on Ebay…and wait. You could list it on consignment or a specialized website…and you wait, and pay more on top of losing value on your used item. You could trade it, but your buddy doesn’t really have exactly what you want, or maybe you don’t know what you want.
This is the problem with today’s second hand luxury goods market. A wealth of opportunities exists to sell, auction, trade in, or consign your watch, car or handbag but there’s always a problem that most people are willing to accept.
It’s that in reality, you’re losing the money on your item by handing it over to something or someone you don’t have that much control over.
Remember that car poster you used to have above your bed? Or remember scrolling wide-eyed through those watches on Instagram, or seeing that Birkin Kelly on the arm of the new girl at work? Whatever your wish, there’s an easier way to get what you want through what you have, or to see the possibilities.
There’s an app for that…
Tradee helps connect you to other people around the world with the same dilemma. How? Someone somewhere has something you want, and you have something they want. The Trade Machine matches your wishes. It also matches you to a wealth of other items matching yours in value you didn’t even realize that were possible, and that’s the beauty of the game.
So how do you play? It’s pretty darn simple, you just have to publish your item on the app, pick some items or categories as your “wishes” and you’re playing. You don’t even have to know what you want, you don’t even have to make a deal in the end. Maybe you’re just curious what you could get if you wanted to let go of your Rolex Submariner today? You list your item on the app, play the game and get matched to a whole world of offers. You could even change that Rolex Submariner up for a new watch every month, it’s all up to you.
Who knows, you might just wind up with that car on the poster that you always wanted.
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