GPHG 2021 – Watch Industry Oscar’s Exposed

Give timeandtidewatches.com credit for taking on the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – the watch industry’s “Oscars.” Do the GPHG awards really reflect the people’s choice? T&T asks. The obvious answer: no. “Each year an academy of industry experts, journalists and influencers is assembled to determine the nominees for these prestigious awards – with 30 of these members ultimately selected to serve as the final jury.” That’s not the undemocratic half of it. GPHG 2021 corruption runs deep . . .

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Nautilus 5711 – Why Patek Philippe Killed It

“We don’t want a single model to suddenly make up 50 percent or more of our collection and dominate Patek’s image.” And there you have it: Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern’s explanation for the watchmaker’s decision to kill its most sought-after model, the Patek Philippe steel Nautilus 5711. Breaking his silence on the subject to Switzerland’s Neuen Zürcher Zeitung [nzz.ch], Mr. Stern confirmed The Truth About Watches’ conjecture that Patek doesn’t want to be Audemars Piguet in the sense that . . .

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OMEGA Moonwatch – Buy Something Else!

The press embargo on the new OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch lifted this morning. All the usual suspects are doing deep dives into the details that separate the new variants from the old variants – of which there are 138 (or so). As far as I can tell, the big news is that it’s the first Moonwatch with George Daniels’ famous co-axial escapement, commercialized in 1990. I may be wrong because you know what? I don’t care . . .

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