Submariner? Planet Ocean?
Never saw that before, so I checked ebay. There's a NOS one for sale right now. But damn, that's expensive.there's a watch that isn't exactly my grail but I am attracted by it for two reasons.
i) it was in one of my favourite films as a teenager
ii) it was designed by Giugiaro
I would agree. The Speedy was my grail, but I would have guessed Sub for most people.On these fora, a Sub or Speedmaster Pro
I like your definition of "grail" better than the commonly accepted one. I also refer to that expensive, but accessible watch as a grail. In my case, it's the Seiko Marine Master 300. What would you consider a more precise word for the expensive, but accessible watch? The "dream" watch? I guess grail's just catchier sounding.The way people use the word "grail" is interesting to me. A lot of people seem to use it just to describe something that's readily available but out of their reach financially. I'd love to own a Lange Datograph, for example, but there's no way I could afford to buy one. If I won the lottery tomorrow, however, it would be pretty easy for me to buy one and have it on my wrist in short order. To me, a "grail" is something more than just an expensive watch that I can't afford to buy, it's something that's exceedingly rare, or may not exist at all. Even if you had all the money in the world, it would take a significant amount of time and effort to find one, if one can be found at all. Using that interpretation, a grail is not just a cal. 321 Speedmaster, but Buzz Aldrin's moon-flown Speedmaster, which we know exists, but has been lost for 30 or 40 years.