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Grand Seiko SBGY002 – Worth $25K?

If you’ve got 25 large burning a hole in your wallet, the Grand Seiko SBGY002 is within your budget. Not so the Holy Grail watches (e.g., the Patek Philippe Nautilus). Then again, all the high horology brands have a timepiece within that 25 large budget (e.g., the Vacheron Constantin Overseas). So why in the world would you spend that kind of cash on a Grand Seiko SBGY002?

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Jaeger LeCoultre Moonphase Complication

Jaeger LeCoultre is a lunatic. In the last seven years, the Swiss watchmaker has unleashed 40 variants of its Rendez-Vous collection. All but a few models (e.g., the Rendez-Vous Date Small and the tourbillons) keep owners appraised of the moon’s relative relationship to the Earth via a moonphase complication. The Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day above is yours for . . .

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Tudor Black Bay 41: Review

Tudor, a Rolex for people who can’t afford a Rolex? That’s how the brand was born, and that’s how it remains. Only Tudor no longer advertises its association with Rolex. Or is that the other way ’round? Anyway, today’s “cut price” Tudor brand has to stand on its own. Does it? Is the Tudor Black Bay 41 a budget Rolex or its own thing? Let’s start by getting this out of the way . . .

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Richard Mille RM069 Erotic Tourbillon: The Most Offensive Watch Ever Made?

I’m OK with iced-out watches. You’d never catch me wearing a diamond-encrusted Richard Mille RM069 Erotic Tourbillon, but chef don’t judge. If someone wants to spend $750k to billboard their sexual proclivities, that’s none of my business — assuming the owner doesn’t want to tell me how to spend my money. But this? This is ridiculous. Crass. Don’t get me wrong . . .

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