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Seiko C359-5000 Review

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Seiko C359-5000 on wrist

The Seiko C359-5000 takes us back to the late ’70’s. Hamilton’s Pulsar – the hugely expensive “touch to operate” watch that launched digital timekeeping – had been cut off at the knees by hundreds of cheap imitators. Seiko took the digital ball, put it on an LCD screen and ran with it, creating dozens of variations on the theme. None so cool as the C359-5000. None so important to me . . .

TUDOR Only Watch Fail

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TUDOR Only Watch money shot

I applaud the 54 watch brands who’ve created one-off timepieces for the Only Watch auction. Hats off to charity founder Luc Pettavino, whose teenage son died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The event will raise tens of millions of dollars for DMD research, with only a fraction diverted for expenses. We good? So, TUDOR Only Watch fail. Actually, let’s start with Rolex . . .

Green Dial Nautilus 5711 Madness

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Green Dial Nautilus 5711 top shot

As Patek Philippe’s green dial Nautilus rolls off the assembly line, the insanity surrounding the last of the Swiss watchmaker’s classic 5711 Nautili rolls on. As you can see from the chrono24.com listing above, an example hit the secondary market for a significant premium (retail $34,893). That said, the asking price seems a bit optimistic. Or is it? We’ll know soon enough . . .

Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Black and Orange

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Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette Black and Orange Sapphires top

I was under the impression that Jacob & Co.’s Opera Godfather was the tackiest timepiece ever created by hand of man. And it was! But the New York jeweler’s just-released $560k Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette Black and Orange Sapphires raises the bar. How can that be, you ask. The basic Bug’s been around a while. In fact, last year, Jacob & Co. introduced three variations . . .

Celebrity Watches Suck

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celebrity watches - richard mille

If you’re a celebrity, the world is your Oyster. Alternatively, a $3m “one-of-a-kind Richard Mille RM 56-01 Tourbillon, decked out in green sapphire.” That’s according to hypebeast.com. dmarge.com pegs it at $2.5m. Truth be told, neither website gives a flying f*ck how much Jay-Z paid for his ugly ass watch. Or the fact that Shawn Carter probably paid zilch for “his” Mille. All the watch blogs care about is clicks and affiliate deals. That said . . .