Watch News 6/7/2020 – Rolex Mauls Modder!

Watch news! Rolex mauls laCalifornienne modder

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 . . .

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Coronavirus Watch 22: Which Watch Industry Brands Will Die?

vintage longines ad

Watch Industry Braces For Historic Downturn HoDinkee proclaims. That’s like saying a car crash victim lying by the side of the road is bracing for impact. Dude, the downturn is here. Last month, Swiss watch exports fell by a staggering 81 percent. There’s no sign of a “revenge shopping” recovery. The real economy is in the tank. Ho’ writer Joe Thompson offers us a piercing glimpse into the obvious, then shares the following eye-opening prediction . . .

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Coronavirus Watch 18: Richemont Swan Dives

A Lange & Sohne - Richemont Group company

Yesterday, Watches of Switzerland revealed that it was pantsed by Coronageddon. Today, Richemont  – the world’s third largest luxury goods conglomerate – reported their progress. How goes the battle for A. Lange & Söhne, BAUME, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc and Watchfinder & Co.? There are two key takeaways . . .

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Patek vs. Vacheron – It’s Complicated

 

Vacheron Constantin Grand Complication Split-Seconds Chronograph – Tempo 2

No, you’re not seeing double. That’s the A side and the B side of the new Vacheron Constantin Grand Complication Split-Seconds Chronograph – Tempo. Or is that the B side and the A side? The GCSSCT is reversible. So as long as you can afford it – and I’m thinking you probably can’t – you can wear the watch comme tu veux. Which seems kinda dumb, but then how else could VC fit 24 complications into a watch? This is how we do it . . .

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Patek Philippe Dealers Online Sales Start

Patek Philippe dealers online sales start

Responding to Coronageddon, Patek Philippe dealers worldwide have launched “Temporary E-Shops.” Housebound customers can now order their five-figure-and-up timepieces online from an authorized dealer and have their treasured timepiece shipped straight to their door. Not all dealers are in, but most are. And all of them . . .

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