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Rolex Dealers – Don’t Say This to Them!

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Rolex dealers shortage - Daytona

Rolex dealers are in an enviable position. They’re selling a product whose demand far exceeds supply. Saying that, I wouldn’t want to be a Rolex dealer right now . . .

Richard Mille Robbery – Woman Shot!

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Richard Mille Robbery - phone call
Photo courtesy tmz.com (click on image for link)

Richard Mille Robbery! TMZ tells the tale: “Celebs might be extra vigilant the next time they go out to eat in Bev Hills. A woman was shot in the leg outside a super popular eatery in a brazen, daylight armed robbery. The shooting went down Thursday afternoon outside Il Pastaio restaurant. The shooter and 2 accomplices . . .

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 (Mechanical)

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TISSOT Powermatic 80 on wrist
Photo courtesy monochromewatches.com (click on image for link)

The new automatic Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is a bargain. At a hair under $800, the Swatch Group’s 40mm entry into the Gerald Genta-inspired luxury steel sports watch genre has everything you’d want in a mechanical watch: 100m water-resistance, sapphire crystals front and back, an upgraded ETA 2824-2 movement (including an anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring) and an 80-hour power reserve. There’s only one problem. Well, two . . .

The Gray Market Watches Conspiracy

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Rob Corder - defender of Gray Market Watches
Courtesy watchpro.com (click on image for link)

Watchpro’s Rob Corder is a Swiss watch industry mouthpiece: the consummate insider-outsider. In Why [the] grey market is the friend we have to hate, Mr. Corder argues that gray and secondary markets provide benefits to the watch industry, such as price discovery and geographic redistribution of supply. The breezy bromide gives a thumbs up to gray market watches with unsupported assertions, lazy language and wishful thinking . . .

Richard Mille Ferrari Watch – Who’s On First?

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Richard Mille McLaren F1

Richard Mille has inked a deal to make the next upmarket Ferrari watch. Makes sense. Mille’s timepieces were born from the co-founders’ desire to build “a racing machine on the wrist.” RM’s banked big bucks banging out some of the world’s most expensive and ugly timepieces, including race car and race driver-themed watches. Mssr. Mille’s Ferrari collaboration will extend the tradition. Meanwhile, here are some of the watches that proceed Mille’s upcoming work . . .