Panerai Radiomir Eilean

I’m not a huge fan of huge watches. Panerais in particular. The Swiss-masquerading-as-Italian brand’s willingness to stray from dive watch design does nothing to flick my BIC. Panerai’s anything goes product development strategy reached its nadir with the Submersible EcoPangaea™ Tourbillon GMT. (Imagine Rolex making a Submariner Tourbillon GMT.) All that said, the Panerai Radiomir Eilean floats my boat . . .

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Green Dial Nautilus 5711 Madness

As Patek Philippe’s green dial Nautilus rolls off the assembly line, the insanity surrounding the last of the Swiss watchmaker’s classic 5711 Nautili rolls on. As you can see from the chrono24.com listing above, an example hit the secondary market for a significant premium (retail $34,893). That said, the asking price seems a bit optimistic. Or is it? We’ll know soon enough . . .

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Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Black and Orange

I was under the impression that Jacob & Co.’s Opera Godfather was the tackiest timepiece ever created by hand of man. And it was! But the New York jeweler’s just-released $560k Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette Black and Orange Sapphires raises the bar. How can that be, you ask. The basic Bug’s been around a while. In fact, last year, Jacob & Co. introduced three variations . . .

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Wrist view of the Nomos Neomatik 41 Update

NOMOS Neomatik 41 Update

To say five grand is a crowded price point in the world of luxury watches is like saying the Bundesautobahn 565 is a bit busy. Buyers can choose from roughly a bazillion great watches: OMEGA, Grand Seiko, Oris, Tudor and on and on and on.  Fresh off the Watches & Wonders online trade fair, the NOMOS Neomatik 41 jumps into the fray with a thoroughly modern-looking and fashionable watch imbued with Glashütte’s credentials for proper mechanical timepieces. Worth it?

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Green Dial Nautilus – Peak Patek

WatchPro reports that Jomashop is selling a green dial Nautilus 5711-1A-014 for a “staggering” $363,600. The Nautilus in question is a boxfresh example from Patek’s 5711 farewell tour. The Last of the [Horological] Mohicans retails for $35k. Jomashop’s 10X flip so offended WatchPro’s Rob Corder that the industry rag’s sycophant-in-chief resorted to obscenity . . .

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