To quote from the article:MG: How do you know the difference between collectables and valuables?
DC: The mass of collectors are confused between the two. Collectibles are only of limited value within circumscribed groups. Therefore, it’s important to understand that limited editions are different from limited production. The piece must have relevance to current historical and technical developments in watch making. It must have a right to exist, at the expense of watchmakers working on more important projects, which excludes such base parameters as "market demand". The most important of which is that it contributes to new perspectives, such as in engineering and the interpretation of what is beautiful.
Her comments regarding the watch must present a rational "right to exist" in the minds of collectors, and present new perspectives of engineering and beauty make sense to me. Isn't that another way of saying it must give pleasure?
Alex, have you read Malcolm Gladwell's book BLINK? When my choices are ruled by the heart, I believe that I subconsciously apply the criteria she speaks of. When the head makes the choice, pitfalls occur.