Corum Catastrophes Explained

Corum Big Bubble 52 Magical Matt Barnes

Born in 1955, Corum was one of the few small Swiss watch brands that managed to survive the quartz crisis as an independent. It did so largely on the back of its Double eagle and Walking Liberty coin watches, and its flag-strewn Admiral’s Cup. In 2000, Holocaust survivor and Gucci watch license holder Severin Wunderman bought Corum and launched expensive limited edition “artisan” pieces like the Big Bubble 52 Magical Matt Barnes above. Wrong answer . . .

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New Watch Alert: 4/3/2020

Jaquet Droz Eternal Loving Butterfly Automaton Chinchilla Red LE

On Monday, Patek Philippe canceled its 2020 new product launches. There’s no point generating sales buzz for new watches the shuttered company can’t make. Does this mark the beginning of the end for our New Watch Alert? Maybe. Anyway, we’re not there yet. We’re here, with this week’s cream of the crop . . .

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Apple Watch -> Traditional Watches?

One the greatest traditional watches: the Lange 1 in all its glory New York Times writer flags the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1, Vianney Halter Antiqua, F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, Richard Mille RM 001, Ulysse Nardin Freak, Urwerk UR-103, MB&F HM4, Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon and the Apple Watch. As they say on Sesame Street . . .

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Grand Seiko SBGA229 Review

The Grand Seiko SBGA229 Spring Drive Diver is emphatically not an OMEGA Seamaster or Rolex Submariner. But it is priced that way. So why would anyone spend their hard-earned and increasingly scarce money on a fancy Seiko rather than one of the Swiss stalwarts? Let’s be clear . . .

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Oris, IWC, Breitling: Greenwashing to Go

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Ocean Conservancy Edition

“It is always nice to purchase a new watch,” deployant.com says, not unreasonably. “But what if you are able to achieve a win-win situation, by doing good for a social cause at the same time?” Well then you’re supporting greenwashing – “a form of marketing spin in which green PR  and green marketing are deceptively used to persuade the public that an organization’s products, aims and policies are environmentally friendly and therefore ‘better’.” How do we know this?

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