January 2, 2011
by Ariel Adams
How much over retail do you think this Breguet Ref. 5157 watch will go fetch for charity? With a retail price of $16,200 the 18k gold Breguet watch is currently on eBay awaiting January 9th, 2011, when the auction will end. The proceeds are said to go to the New York Philharmonic’s School Partnership Program. When the money is eventually delivered, the children who attend schools that benefit from charity will no doubt be shocked to have received money from a man that died almost 200 years ago.
The charity sets up music education programs at New York City schools. Pretentious men and women (with fine watches) travel to underprivileged social institutions and set up “scared straight” style lectures to youth. “This man never listened to orchestra music and now he is in jail – life with out parole. Do you want that to be you?” On the other hand, this guy over here practiced piano for seven years, became an account, and now owns a Lexus hybrid… And guess which of them knows what a Breguet is!”
“You little sons of bitches, with you MP3 tracks and your iTuners wouldn’t know good taste if it slapped you across the face like your mother does each time you talk back in that jive talk so popular among you young people. Trust us, the oboe is your friend, and it WILL get you laid. Unlike those pants you have dragging on the floor. I’m now gonna show you how this violin stick can be used to serenade a lost lover, or make fires in the wild during a survival situation.”
I am guessing that that is pretty much how it goes… What amuses me most is how watch brand’s love to pick on eBay as the “bastion of gray marketers -” and then use it as a venue for a high-end watch charity auction. Of course eBay is so much more than that – and I personally think that educated buyers should use is all the time. See the auction link below. breguet.com