Our Sunday watch news roundup starts with Rolex’s lawsuit against laCalifornienne. Rolex was none-too-happy with the Rolex modder’s modifications. watchpro.com reports that Rolex won their suit against the husband-and-wife owners for trademark violation. Will Rolex take on the other modders, such as Wildman, Blaken and Mad Paris? Rolex’s victory may also have implications for . . .
I can’t stand seeing people not wearing a watch. It’s just not right. Hanging out at Austin’s Casa di Montecristo cigar bar, I hurf with a number of enormous humans: former football and basketball players and the occasional Professional Wrestler. Their wrists resemble my neck. The sword-wielding genie above suffers the same anatomical challenge. So . . .
I don’t know about you, but there was ONE THING that kept me from buying a Panerai Luminor Due GMT: it wasn’t big enough. 38mm? 42mm? You can’t even see those things at night! Assuming your eyes are closed. Eyes open and you can navigate the Strait of Gibraltar with a Panerai’s patented Luminor lume – which won’t kill you like its first formulation. Anyway, sheltering inside that new, bigger case is . . .
Neil Armstrong wasn’t wearing his Speedmaster when he set foot on the moon. I bet OMEGA’s marketing mavens were pissed. But not as pissed as NASA’s PR department when Armstrong forgot to use the definite article for his first words on the lunar surface. (That’s one small step for “A” man, Neil.) Redo? Not a chance. Redo the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42mm? Endlessly . . .