Versace Watches – Two of the Best!

Let’s get something straight: the new Versace watches are tacky. Gloriously, unabashedly, unapologetically tacky. Not even the most ridiculous Jacob & Co. creation (think Opera Godfather Minute Repeater) can compete. And unlike the wretched excess of big name brands (think Rolex Leopard Daytona), Versace watches are affordable (relatively speaking). That means the people wearing them aren’t horologically pretentious, in a snobby watch enthusiast kinda way. They’re just . . .

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Rolex Boycott Begins; Brand Says Suffer

Want a Rolex? Easy! Just pay a large premium to a “flipper” or gray market dealer and Bob’s your uncle. Either that or buy a large number of Rolex that you don’t want from an authorized dealer and wait your turn to buy the one you do want at the official retail price. An increasing number of watch enthusiasts aren’t willing to do either . . .

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Rolex Deep Sea Special – Seriously?

“The Rolex Deep Sea Special will be auctioned in Geneva on 5 and 7 of November during the Geneva Watch Auction XIV and is presented in a two-tone steel and gold case and bracelet combination in ‘museum quality’ condition,” monochromewatches.com reports. “It is estimated at CHF 1,200,000 – CHF 2,400,000, but it might well hammer for way more.” WTF? . . .

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Apple Watch Series 7 Water Resistance

The latest Apple Watch just dropped. Like its predecessor, the Series 7 wasn’t injured by the fall. Far from it. A range of upgrades leave the wrist-borne computer in fine fettle: sleeker design, larger screen, tougher glass, faster charging, five new colorways, brighter display, a QWERTY keyboard, blood oxygen monitoring and sleep tracking. What hasn’t changed: water resistance. Like its predecessors, the Apple Watch Series 7’s water resistance is 50m. What does that mean? According to Apple . . .

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