Vacheron Flagship Store – Too Much or Too Little?

I’m not an expert on retail design, nor do I play one on the Internet. But I’ve visited more than a few watch stores and purchased more than my fair share of watches. I know what sort of retail environment warms-up my credit card. I haven’t been to the new Vacheron flagship store. Judging from the pictures, the Big Apple boutique is more about corporate flexing than creating a relaxing place where watch enthusiasts’ cash can go to die a peaceful death. I blame Apple . . .

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NOMOS Tangente Date 41 Review

NOMOS’s Bauhaus is a very, very, very fine haus. The Glashütte-based watchmaker has the German minimalist thing down pat. OK, their Autobahn model is busier than the Bundesautobahn 565. But the rest of NOMOS’ lineup offers everything you want in a watch design – assuming you don’t want much of anything. Which is why only handful of their 200+ watches offer a date complication. Now including the NOMOS Tangente Date 41 . . .

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Core Seven Sins Review

What does it mean if you wear the Core Seven Sins – a watch whose “date window” rotates through the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth)? The obvious answer: you’re a Christian who wants a constant reminder of the behaviors that can doom you to the fiery pits of hell. Core owner Kerim Kfuri doesn’t see it that way. Well, not necessarily . . .

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Panerai Submersible eLAB-ID Recycled

Introducing A Panerai That’s Almost Entirely Recycled From the Recycling Bin to the Wrist. That’s how HoDinkee announces the arrival of Panerai’s virtue signaling Panerai Submersible eLAB-ID. It’s a “significant breakthrough . . . constructed from 98.6% recycled-based materials by weight.” Let’s see if we can break through HoDinkee’s closethanthis relationship with Panerai and recycle their coverage into something a little more truthful . . .

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Gold Watch – Three of the Best

Gold Watches Replacing Steel? highlighted the fact that well-heeled watch buyers are gravitating to gold. Even though the pandemic pushed gold prices to new highs, the price of entry isn’t about material cost. It’s a simple matter of perceived value. While the genre’s flexing aspect accounts for much of that perception, I’ve got to say: there’s something very special about wearing a gold watch. Here are three very special examples . . .

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