Rolex Cellini – 3 of the Best

Rolex calls Cellini “the classical watch.” That’s a bit cheeky. Rolex is barely 116 years old. What Rolex really means by “classical”: its Cellini watches are bland. Or, to use their words, “sober and refined.” Expensive, too. I couldn’t stay awake long enough to check the prices on all 20 models but . . .

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Watch Inheritance: Two to Put in Your Will

  5 Watches To Hold On To For The Next Generation, fratello.com counsels. SPOILER ALERT! The frat boys recommend the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1, Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Micro-Rotor, Moritz Grossmann Tefnut,  H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Centre Seconds and the L.U.C. Chopard XPS Twist QF Fairmined. Nice watches – as well they should be at prices ranging from $20k to $45k. Ridiculous advice. The unspoken truth about watch inheritance is . . .

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New Watch Alert: 6/19/2020

The Swatch group spent a good part of this week shuffling execs. Certina, Hamilton, Longines, Rado, Tissot and Union all got new CEO’s. After reading Retro Watches – The Industry’s Last Gasp? you might be tempted to trot out the old “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic” metaphor. I’m too busy trying to keep up with the new watch alert tsunami. Let’s get wet!  . . .

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Grand Seiko SBGZ003 – $57k?

A Grand Seiko SBGZ003 for sixty grand? WTF? I’m having a hard time understanding Grand Seiko. I love their craftsmanship and minimalist design – excluding any of their pieces with a power reserve indicator on the dial. Which is all of the “lower-priced” Spring Drive models. Which this anniversary model doesn’t have. But the question remains: what drugs is Seiko taking? Let’s take a look at their justification . . .

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