Luxury Smartwatches or Apple Watch?

Seriously? Compared to the all-singing, all-dancing, all-conquering Apple Watch, luxury smartwatches are slow, kludgy, completely outclassed for apps and ridiculously expensive. Pretentious? That too. Just as cocaine is God’s way of telling you you’re making too much money, a luxury smartwatch is a clear indication that you’re clueless, a snob or a clueless snob. That’s not how gearpatrol.com sees it, where the improbably named Zen Love makes a case for the luxury smartwatch . . .

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Don’t Buy A Rolex! Says Who?

Rolex are damn fine watches. They’re beautifully designed (with exceptions) and immaculately constructed. While there are plenty of alternatives (e.g., Rolex Daytona Alternatives), a Rolex is a Rolex is a Rolex. That’s a problem for the man who goes by the name WatchChris. His advice: don’t buy a Rolex . . .

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P. Diddy Slams Richard Mille

A big shout out to Kanye West for enacting the formerly tongue-in-cheek show biz adage “For my next act, I will set myself on fire.” Meanwhile, P. Diddy is not impressed with Mr. West’s $2m Richard Mille ACJ RM 50-02 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph X 2 (above). In fact, Sean John Combs (a.k.a., Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy) has nothing nice to say about Richard Mille’s ham sandwich-thick timepieces. The rapper positively slams the watchmaker. . .

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Nazi Rolex For Sale in NZ

“When Rolex became aware [that] the watches were meant for the Nazi forces, they removed all Rolex hallmarks and signatures,” Webb’s auction house writes. “Rolex didn’t want to be associated with the Nazi regime but they kept sending watches to Florence in order to protect Giuseppe Panerai, his family, and his employees from harm.” There’s no evidence that the Nazi Rolex for sale reflects Hans Wilsdorf’s humanitarian instincts. And yet . . .

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AP Black Panther Auction -$650k Flip?

“Christie’s Hong Kong is claiming to be the first auctioneer in the world to sell an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept ‘Black Panther’ Flying Tourbillon at what it is calling its Marvel(ous) online sale running from August 24 until September 7,” watchpro.com reports. As our headline portends, Christie’s reckons the Black Panther auction will be a 400 percent flip on a $165k watch. So many questions . . .

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