Roberto Mancini’s Richard Mille

NEWS FLASH! Richard Mille named a watch after a guy! The eponymous guy wears the watch! Okay, that’s not really news. It’s been done before (RM 27-02 for Rafael Nadal). What’s new: GQ’s claiming Squadra Azzurra football manager Roberto Mancini’s Richard Mille is the secret to his unmistakably Italian style. ORLY? Roberto Mancini’s Richard Mille RM 11-04 automatic flyback chronograph is a secret? Stylish? Unmistakably Italian? Where have I heard that before? . . .

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Celegin Draken vs. Hodinkee Collaboration

HoDinkee’s about to launch the UNIMATIC X HODINKEE. It will sell out in a femtosecond. And then hit eBay for a price premium. Baaaaaaa. Yeah, you heard me. Anyone who somehow manages to secure the UNI-HO should self-identify as a sheep. Someone who buys a watch that everyone wants to buy because everyone wants to buy it. It’s a horological circle jerk. In contrast, the Celegin Draken . . .

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AP Code 11.59 Chronograph

I worry that I’ve turned The Truth About Watches into site for horological haters. A lot of what I write here can be summed up with three letters: WTF? The thing is, all the other watch websites are obsequious to the point of onanism. I promise to heap praise on somethingorother next week. Meanwhile, let’s take a deep dive on HoDinkee’s In-Depth “review” of the AP Code 11.59 Chronograph. It’s a classic of its type. The article I mean . . .

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First Date Watch: Which One?

All the women on match.com claim they want a man with integrity, stability and a sense of humor. Do they? The women in my search are 45-years-old and up. Clearly, in their previous love life, they opted for attraction factors that have nothing to do with The Big Three. Which makes selecting a watch for the first date a bit of a conundrum. With that in mind, I’ve got some tips for for a first date watch, starting with which watches to avoid like the proverbial plague . . .

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Bell & Ross Vintage FULL LUM Review

I’m a lumatic. I like nothing better than wearing a highly luminous watch looking out across a glittering nighttime cityscape (a lume with a view). I depend on a luminous watch when I wake up in the middle of the night wondering how much time’s left before daybreak. Like Racer88, a glowing watch fills me with childlike wonder. So why don’t I like the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 FULL LUM? Let’s start with my antipathy to chronographs . . .

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