If you like your watch, you can keep your watch. With a bit of luck and an eventual COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll never have to sell it. When you die, someone else will take the hit. So depreciation – actually selling a watch for less than what you paid for it – isn’t a factor. Unless . . .
While talking heads, politicians and proles debate an end to the Coronageddon lockdown, Swiss luxury watch sales are suffering. Badly. You can almost hear the Grim Reaper’s blade swishing through the air as you contemplate the recently released export stats. Before we play Doctor Death, let’s read ’em and weep . . .
No new watches from Rolex? Nope. “In order to protect people by avoiding gatherings and one-to-one meetings, we have decided to postpone [new product] announcements to a later date,” Rolex’s PR department writes. “We have presently not defined a new timing for our release; we will get back to you in due time with further information.” Well thank God for that . . .
THE 321 POWERS ON! LEGENDARY CALIBRE IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ANOTHER MOONWATCH – THIS TIME IN STEEL
Introducing the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel (322.214.171.124.01.001)
In early 2019, OMEGA announced the long-awaited return of its iconic Calibre 321. Soon after, in July of the same year, the Swiss watchmaker unveiled the first new timepiece to house the movement – a Moonwatch in platinum. Next in line for legendary status is OMEGA’s 321-powered Speedmaster in steel.
Hello there and welcome to the second installment of Room For Squares. In this column, I’ll be screeching in Asperger-esque fashion regarding the merits and demerits of various expensive G-SHOCKs, with particular attention being paid to those timepieces which claim direct descent from the 1983 “square” DW5000-C.