Baselworld Bites the Dust

Watchpro.com reports that Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Chopard and Chanel have all pulled out of the horological schmoozefest known as Baselworld. In a joint statement, the four watch brands cited the organizers’ “inability to meet the brands’ needs and expectations.” Which is a fancy way of saying Baselworld’s organizers . . .

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Quill & Pad to Geneva Watch Days: FOAD

Over at Quill & Pad, co-founder Ian Skellern penned an open letter to Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin (above). The title of the post says it all: “I’ve Cancelled My Geneva Watch Days 2020, Now It’s Your Turn (But You Should Have Been First).” Notice the parenthesis around the accusation. There’s a reason for that. But first, here’s the letter . . .

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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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Stowa Flieger Bronze Vintage 40mm

The Stowa Flieger Bronze Vintage’s case is made of 92 percent copper and eight percent tin. The corrosion resistant and anti-magnetic bronze metal tarnishes irregularly depending on environmental exposure. As it does, each Flieger Bronze Vintage becomes unique. Stowa PR would like you to know that its bronze watch becomes yours. Is the new Stowa Flieger Bronze Vintage 40mm worth adopting?

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Wrist view of the Nomos Neomatik 41 Update

NOMOS Neomatik 41 Update

To say five grand is a crowded price point in the world of luxury watches is like saying the Bundesautobahn 565 is a bit busy. Buyers can choose from roughly a bazillion great watches: OMEGA, Grand Seiko, Oris, Tudor and on and on and on.  Fresh off the Watches & Wonders online trade fair, the NOMOS Neomatik 41 jumps into the fray with a thoroughly modern-looking and fashionable watch imbued with Glashütte’s credentials for proper mechanical timepieces. Worth it?

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