Richard Mille Ferrari Watch – Who’s On First?

Richard Mille has inked a deal to make the next upmarket Ferrari watch. Makes sense. Mille’s timepieces were born from the co-founders’ desire to build “a racing machine on the wrist.” RM’s banked big bucks banging out some of the world’s most expensive and ugly timepieces, including race car and race driver-themed watches. Mssr. Mille’s Ferrari collaboration will extend the tradition. Meanwhile, here are some of the watches that proceed Mille’s upcoming work . . .

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WatchPro Runs Cover for C.D. Peacock

Did Chicago’s C.D. Peacock “illegally sell Rolex watches to foreign grey market resellers”? Did they fire Suzana Krajisnik for refusing to participate in the scheme? That’s the charge the ex-employee has levied against the Rolex Authorized Dealer in a wrongful termination lawsuit. Rolex dealer rubbishes racketeering lawsuit watchpro.com‘s headline proclaims . . .

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New Patek 6711 WILL Sell Through AD’s

“It was reported that the [5711 Patek Nautilus] replacement watch will only be available at Patek Philippe’s tiny number of directly owned boutiques in London, Geneva and Paris,” watchpro.com reports (somehow avoiding using the word “we”). “A spokesperson for the brand has said that authorized dealers will get their opportunity with the new model this year.” watchpro.com based their original “boutique only” story on the new Patek 6711 on this exchange with Patek’s Prez in The New York Times . . .

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