Richard Mille RM 25-01 – Tacky AF

Richard Mille watches are hideous. I’m constantly amazed that I don’t turn into a block of stone after seeing one. Ugly and and tacky may seem like genetically challenged cousins, in a “can you squeal like a pig?” kinda way. But tacky is exuberant. It shouts a joyful TA-DA! If that TA-DA is truly demented, a watch enters the Tacky Watch Hall of Fame. I nominate the 2018 Richard Mille RM 25-01 . . .

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New Watch Alert: 5/1/2020

“As serviceable as they are beautiful.” When was that a selling point? For watches I mean. New watch alert! SWATCH’s Sistem51 automatics are sealed – they can’t be serviced. I wonder if anyone could service a Bulova American Clipper. At $425 list, I’m thinking there’s no point. None of this week’s new watches are as disposable, but all require disposable income. Hide your plastic and let’s get stuck in . . .

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New Watch Alert: 4/10/2020

Coronageddon has been compared to the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day. Every day is the same. Day after day after day. I prefer to think of lockdown as a trek through a desert. Which makes our New Watch Alert a horological oasis. Drink heavily. We still have a ways to go . . .

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New Watch Alert: 3/27/2020

Posting a Gruen ad based on bombing Tokyo probably won’t endear me to Grand Seiko’s PR department. Never mind. I do so to point out that this country has faced greater threats than Coronageddon (Dust Bowl ad next week). Survivors will emerge smarter and, in many ways, better. Meanwhile, the New Watch Alert remains spoiled for choice. But choose I did . . .

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