New Watch Alert: 8/14/2020

ERA Hyperion – $1938

New watch alert - ERA Hyperion

New watch alert! A tourbillon has no horological value in a modern wristwatch. It’s pure theater. Given CAD/CAM, 3D printing and the like, it was only a matter of time before Chinese IP thieves artisans figured out how to bring the spinny thing down from high horology’s Mount Olympus to the masses. Via Wallace’s rocket ship! Now available, the ERA Hyperion is the first . . .

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New Watch Alert: 9/7/2020

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold LE – $47,300

New watch alert - Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II King Gold

The new watch alert amongst you may wonder if Hublot’s pentagram-heavy Big Bang Sang Blue II King Gold is aimed at Wiccans. Ask Maxime Plescia-Büchi. That’s the Swiss tattooist who designed it – and no less than seven variations on the theme. The 45mm King Gold may not be the most legible watch, but neither are any of the others. How about that . . .

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Lucien Piccard Bosphorus – Depreciation King?

Lucien Piccard Bosphorus

Good Lord. How did this Lucien Piccard Bosphorus Chronograph escape Dr. Frankenstein’s lab? What in the world are those “bridges” doing across the dial of a quartz watch or, indeed, any watch? The Bosphorous came into this world at $895. And here’s what Jomashop is asking for a new-in-box example . . .

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New Watch Alert: 7/24/2020

Raymond Weil Tango Bob Marley Limited Edition Men’s Quartz GMT LE – $1150

Raymond Weil Tango Bob Marley Limited Edition Men's Quartz GMT - new watch alert

If ever there was a watch for well-off rastafarians, Raymond Weil’s Bob Marley homage is it. That said, I think this 42mm timepiece is aimed at the kind of music fans who’d mistake Haile Selassie for an Arabic greeting. Let’s take a closer look and check out 11 more examples from our weekly new watch alert . . .

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Extremely Expensive Watches You Don’t Want

Patek Travel Time

fratellowatches.com presents 10 Watches We Should Forget About. Their selection of extremely expensive watches includes the ill-advised $250k Patek Philippe Grand Complication Pilot Alarm Travel Time. I’ve selected three equally horrendous watches millionaires and billionaires shouldn’t even think about buying. Here they are . . .

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