Swiss Watch Survivors – Coronavirus Watch 3

Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Hublot – Switzerland’s horological heavy hitters have ceased production. The reason given: they don’t want to put their workers at risk. Be that as it may, there’s no point making a Swiss watch. The world market has gone from freefall into hibernation. When it ends, which Swiss brands will survive? . . .

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Vacheron Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis

Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak is a blessing and a curse. Ever since the Gerald Genta-designed timepiece found fame and fortune, the Royal Oak has defined the brand. Ditto Patek Philippe’s Gentabulous Nautilus. Vacheron doesn’t wear a brand straightjacket – the Swiss watchmaker sells a wide range of not-so-signature styles. Their Métiers d’Art watches crank it up to 11 . . .

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New Watch Alert 1/24/20

Curating the weekly New Watch Alert is a Sisyphean task. No, I don’t have a social disease. It refers to Zeus’ punishment to King Sisyphus (not shown) for his lack of hospitality. For killing his guests. Zeus sentenced the King to push a boulder to the top of a hill – only to have it roll back down when it almost reached the summit. For all eternity. Sisyphus didn’t need a watch, then. But you do, constantly. Here are a dozen recent releases . . .

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39: Review

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Rolex. Especially an Oyster Perpetual 39. Oh sure, demand exceeds supply. But the delivery delay’s nothing compared to the waiting list for the OP 39’s blingier brethren. Holy Grail models like the stainless steel Daytona might as well be made of unobtanium. FTS. The white-faced Rolex OP 39 is the only Rolex worth owning, bar none.

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