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SMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta Sunday Morning ShowdownSMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta The Yacht-Master II pits its technical brilliance against the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges June 28, 2020 MIN READSMS: Rolex Yacht-Master II Vs. Panerai Luminor Regatta Yacht-Master II Luminor Regatta Rob Nudds Ben Hodges In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week we take to the waves, but stay above them for once. The Rolex Yacht-Master II and the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta Chrono Flyback are approaching the start line, but first…
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New Master Control Memovox And Memovox Timer By Jaeger-LeCoultre

HomeWatch TalkNew Master Control Memovox And Memovox Timer By Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch TalkNew Master Control Memovox And Memovox Timer By Jaeger-LeCoultre Two new alarm watches to celebrate the brand's heritage by Balazs Ferenczi June 05, 2020 MIN READNew Master Control Memovox And Memovox Timer By Jaeger-LeCoultreAlthough it’s one of the more straightforward horological complications, the alarm function is still rare among modern timepieces. Then again, most watch complications are obsolete these days. We can use our phones instead of a chronograph, a moon-phase, triple date, and, of course, timekeeper. But watchmaking is not always about practicality. Sometimes it’s about style and tradition. And what could be more stylish than a mechanical alarm? Specifically, a Master Control Memovox by Jaeger-LeCoultre…
The Vallée de Joux, where JLC resides, represents the unspoiled and peaceful nature, Switzerland is famous for. It was here, where during the long winter months, watchmakers of..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Or Root Beer

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Or Root Beer Sunday Morning ShowdownRolexSunday Morning Showdown: Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Or Root Beer This week, it's Pepsi Vs Root Beer — what's your flavor? by Rob Nudds May 03, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Or Root BeerIn this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week we ask you to choose your flavor: Pepsi or root beer?
Last week’s double-header was brutal. I need a nice sit down a long, cold soda. But which beverage would I choose? Don’t worry. We’ll get to that. But before we do, let’s address the results o..

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Updates Its Master Control Collection

HomeWatch ReleasesJaeger-LeCoultre Updates Its Master Control Collection Watch ReleasesJaeger-LeCoultreJaeger-LeCoultre Updates Its Master Control Collection New design and new movements by Robert-Jan Broer April 25, 2020 MIN READJaeger-LeCoultre Updates Its Master Control CollectionThe manufacture from Le Sentier had big plans to properly launch the new and updated Master Control series in Geneva this year but unfortunately had to change tack to make it a digital introduction only.
Too bad, I have to add, because I would love to go hands-on with the new Master Control watches. The entire line receives an update, from the Master Control Date to the Master Control Chronograph Calendar. My favorite JLC complication for many years, the Geographic, also is part of the new line-up.
The Master Control collection is a classic looking watch, without being too classic. The danger with very monochrome looking classic watches is that they tend to look or becoming boring. Nobody wants to wear a wa..

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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020

Home52MondayzRolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020 52MondayzRolexRolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020 If the Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Pepsi not your thing by Balazs FerencziMarch 16, 2020 MIN READRolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020I never really liked Coke too much.
I was always a Pepsi guy. No, I’m not talking about the drink. I could not care less about the age-old debate of which soda is better. I’m talking about two specific Rolex GMT-Masters. The choice is between Pepsi (blue/red) or Coke (black/red) bezel inserts.
I shared the reasoning behind my decision to go with reference 1675 in this old #TBT article of mine. To me, the colors on the bezel were the primary factor. I liked the look of a vintage Sub, but I dug the GMT with its Pepsi insert. It added a pop of color to the watch. For the longest time, I thought that no other GMT would take its place. Until this week came…
Don’t worry, I’m still Team Pepsi, but for the n..

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Hands-On: Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Blue/Black Bezel Watch

One of the most popular Rolex Oyster Professional sport watches from the last few years is the reference 116710BLNR GMT-Master II “Batman” — referred to as such because of its distinctive blue and black “Cerachrom” ceramic bezel. This was the first steel Rolex watch to include a two-tone ceramic bezel, which has since been supplemented with a blue and red “Pepsi” Cerachrom bezel in 2019 as Rolex updated the overall GMT-Master II collection with various new features, including a new movement. While the Rolex reference 126710BLRO (red and blue bezel) GMT-Master II stole much of the attention (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here) over the last year, it is also joined by this 126710BLNR (blue and black bezel) that is, in essence, an upgraded Rolex Batman.
The new 126710 generation Rolex GMT-Master II has upgrades over the previous generation 116710 in a few ways. One feature that is not, per se, an upgrade but merely a cosmetic difference is the choice of matching steel bracelet. For many, this wi..

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Do not buy a Rolex GMT Grasp till you learn this.

Watch collecting is a habit that can easily get out of hand. For years, my privileged position as an industry analyst meant I was rarely desirous of owning the watches I was able to temporarily access with ease. It was like being part of a private members club that ensured I always had the latest novelties on my wrist. Why would I shell out my hard earned cash to own (and subsequently have to insure) these pieces I could just borrow for a couple of weeks before moving on to something new?
Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi Blue and Red BezelWhen I took a hiatus from writing to focus on growing the international sales network of a well-known German brand, I started buying watches for myself. The floodgates very quickly opened and, before I knew it, I had a list as long of my arm of watches I simply had to have. So fastidious was the nature of my obsession, I even compiled sub-lists broken down by which display case the watches would sit in, their groupings defined by brand, colorway, or function..

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Don’t buy a Rolex GMT Master until you read this.

Watch collecting is a habit that can easily get out of hand. For years, my privileged position as an industry analyst meant I was rarely desirous of owning the watches I was able to temporarily access with ease. It was like being part of a private members club that ensured I always had the latest novelties on my wrist. Why would I shell out my hard earned cash to own (and subsequently have to insure) these pieces I could just borrow for a couple of weeks before moving on to something new?
Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi Blue and Red BezelWhen I took a hiatus from writing to focus on growing the international sales network of a well-known German brand, I started buying watches for myself. The floodgates very quickly opened and, before I knew it, I had a list as long of my arm of watches I simply had to have. So fastidious was the nature of my obsession, I even compiled sub-lists broken down by which display case the watches would sit in, their groupings defined by brand, colorway, or function..