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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

And you know Rolex will never make in in steel.

Maybe, maybe not. I didn't think they would make a steel YMII either. Not that the two compare much. Give it a couple of years, we'll see. I can see the temptation to keep it in white gold only, but on the other hand it would be a huge seller in steel.
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Maybe, maybe not. I didn't think they would make a steel YMII either. Not that the two compare much. Give it a couple of years, we'll see. I can see the temptation to keep it in white gold only, but on the other hand it would be a huge seller in steel.
That is true about he YMII. I was considering the WG blue Sub, but then again, I don't think there is as much demand for that. Rolex just may surprise us for once!
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

[...]And you know Rolex will never make in in steel.
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top modern watch: gone
steel's more wearable than gold
'speshly on bracelet
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The Pepsi looks great and don't know why someone would throw it on steel other than weight.  The SD looks good and the Milgauss will always have a niche who love it.  

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I think Rolex really killed it this year. I would like to see more about the new Sea Dweller though. All in all, some fairly exciting stuff so far.

I like what Tudor has done as well.
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I'm intrigued by Breguet's magnetic pivot, developed for the Classique Chronometrie. Apparently, Breguet has patented a way to attain pivot-point friction of zero by harnessing the power of, ::drum roll:: MAGNETS.

 

But now I'm wondering, what happens if you bring the watch too close to a powerful magnet? A microwave? Does it spin in a different direction in the southern hemisphere?

 

(Joking. Obviously.)

 

 

 

Any opinions on this piece?

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I think Rolex really killed it this year. I would like to see more about the new Sea Dweller though. All in all, some fairly exciting stuff so far.

I like what Tudor has done as well.


Really? Can you expand on why you think so? The SD is the only one that really peaked my interest in their sport range. Then again, I just don't get Rolex's precious metal sports models.

 

As far as Tudor, I much prefer the blue bezel in theory. I thought the maroon looked great until I tried it on and it did nothing for me. It's not on a to buy list, but I think I prefer the look.

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

yes — affirmative
glad it remains forty mil
and lugs look normal

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white gold GMT?
red and blue in ceramic
too loud for steel; pity

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blue-dial milgauss is
not exactly subtle, but
fun alternate watch

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I like that Milgaus. As an experimental scientist, I could actually find a very practical use for an anti-magnetic watch!
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Non-manufacture pics from Basel:

GMT




SD




Milguass blue dial


I cannot believe the Pepsi is only going to be available in white gold. Well, I can - It's a smart marketing move to eke out as much high-dollar money from the constituent base as possible, and people have been demanding this watch since the GMT IIC, but I have to hope that this watch becomes available in SS like the YMII. While I was always more a fan of the red/black Coke variant, I just cannot see Rolex turning its back on an iconic line like the SS GMT with a two tone bezel.

Maybe they are saving the Coke bezel for later in SS ...who knows. An SS Pepsi/Coke GMT would probably come in around $11,000, just like the BLNR and blue dial Yachtmaster, at which point I'd personally be into something chronograph and preowned, perhaps with a name like "Navy" or "Safari" for a slight bit more, but a $11,000+ price point wouldn't stop the hoards from lining up to dump truckloads full of money at any given Rolex AD.

I'm glad they returned to offering a 40mm Sea Dweller option, though. I like the DSSD, but it's a giant piece.

edit -

Here's a slightly color corrected version of the GMT II photo. I removed a bit of the yellow cast to try and get a better idea of the real color of the red on the bezel:


Edited by CMT1 - 3/26/14 at 9:13am
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^^

great year for Rolex with WG Pepsi GMT and SD releases. I wonder if DSSD prices on used market will go down since the SD release..

I own Sub-C Date and thinking about SS white faced Daytona this year.
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Originally Posted by A Guy from Shanghai View Post

Purchased a present for my wife. It is a SS JLC reverso duetto.

@in stitches Thanks for the suggestion. I ended up buying from Govberg.

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Great Choice !!! I'm sure she will get many years of enjoyment from her JLC.  Stitchy is the man!

 

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Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

Agreed! Rolex returned the original "starburst" blue to the 116613 (TT Sub):


(not my pic, but it's great to finally see that blue on a maxi case ceramic Sub)

However there is supposedly no plan to put the new non-pastel blue on the WG model. I haven't heard whether or not the YG version will see the deeper blue, but it should. IMHO the flat blue really only works on WG, and even then it's not for everybody.

I have loved the classic blue dial Sub since the 80s. I have an older M-serial 16613 and love it, but growing up in the 70s/80s left me with a greater tolerance than most for two-tone watches.



It presented itself at the right time, and was an amazing deal. I really couldn't help myself after lusting after that blue for so very long.
 

Nice photos.  Yes, the starburst blue is far more attractive than the Smurf Blue of the WG model.  As someone who also grew up in the 70/80s I can see the tutone Sub being a very appealing.  I can remember when I was a teenager and they were incredibly popular!  Rolex, Cartier and Omega, seem to be a few of the bigger companies that weathered the storm against tutone watches, and continued to produce them in significant numbers in the 1990s and early 2000s.  PP, AP, and VC stopped making tutone watches in the 1990s....but each has gone back to offering mixed metals (Although even when AP stopped offering ROs in steel and yg, they always offered different mixes of metals (tantalum and rose gold, Ti and steel, and other elements).  

 

Enjoy your tutone Sub, it looks great!

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Tudor at Basel

Over all I like the midnight blue/black Tudor Black Bay.  However, I'd probably be more inclined to search for a pre-owed Tudor Sub, than I would be to purchase Black Bay (althought its a nice looking watch). 

 

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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

I know this watch received some criticism when our venerable Frilly previewed it for us earlier this week, but I have to say, I really, really love the looks of it. With one caveat -- I think the bracelet is seriously underwhelming, particularly compared to the Nautilus, Royal Oak, and Overseas bracelets, which all look better finished and are more interesting. If I can have the watch on a strap, then I want it badly. Unfortunately, its out of my price range at the moment regardless and I am not willing to liquidate my entire collection for one watch. Maybe save my pennies and see what happens.



What do folks think about the new Nautilus? It doesn't work for me particularly considering how much I love the new 5960. But I imagine with its useful complications, that it will be a welcome addition for some.

A really promising start to Basel and much more impressed already as compared to SIHH. Looking forward to waking up to some more surprises tomorrow.

I remain a bit underwhelmed by Patek's offerings.  The Nautilus Travel Time doesn't do anything for me, I'd rather have a 5711 or 5712.  As for the 5960, I didn't care for it in Platinum, so offering it in steel with sportier colors on the dial isn't a big deal.  The bracelet appears to be a steel version of the multi-link bracelet they used to offer in gold on some of their annual calendar Calatravas.  For what the SS 5960 costs, I there are other watches I'd rather have from PP or others.  

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

As an interesting segue from the Black Bay, here's a real oddity that doesn't look like a Submariner or anything else.  And it's blue.  From Muehle:

 

 

Interesting back story on the three minute bezel markers.  I'm not sure it's exactly beautiful, but it definitely looks serious and practical, and I'm liking the oddness of it.  And did I mention it's blue?

Interesting bezel...It reminds me a bit of a circular saw blade, or like the bezel on the Submariner in the old Bond Film, Live and Let Die. 

 

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


though decent watches
eight-day reversi: lumpy
(gets zero wrist time)

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It photographs really nicely.  When I tried on Reversos in the past, I always felt a bit more comfortable with the GT sized cases rather than the XGT cases.  Oh well, maybe in the future you can trade it for something that catches your eye and which will get more wrist time. 

 

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Maybe, maybe not. I didn't think they would make a steel YMII either. Not that the two compare much. Give it a couple of years, we'll see. I can see the temptation to keep it in white gold only, but on the other hand it would be a huge seller in steel.

I can see them wanting to make the Pepsi only in WG in the beginning, and to waiting a few years, not to detract from the exclusivity of it in WG, and to let some serious  anticipation build up for a steel version.  I think in 3-4 years will see a steel ceramic Pepsi.  The Pepsi is an iconic piece of history for Rolex and since production ended on the last series of Pepsis several years ago, lots of people have continued to speak of wanting Rolex to release a new steel Pepsi.  I think there is also a difference between only making an all blue bezel/blue dial Sub in WG vs. making a Ceramic Pepsi in WG and then steel.  There was never a standard production steel Sub with blue dial/bezel,  and its not something that Rolex fans have wanted & talked about for several years.  A steel & ceramic Pepsi is something several owners of older Pepsis I know have said they would buy in a heartbeat if offered.  I guess we will have to wait and see. 

 

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Originally Posted by academe View Post

I like that Milgaus. As an experimental scientist, I could actually find a very practical use for an anti-magnetic watch!

My wife could have used one several years ago, before her department at the hospital moved to a different part of the building.  Her old office was near the MRI department and her automatic Cartier got magnetized on at least 2 occasions.  It took us a while to figure out what the cause was (well I didn't know the MRI department was so close by.  The Milgauss is nice, a buddy of mine had one for a while but he lost interest in it as he didn't really need an antimagnetic watch.  He traded it for a steel ceramic GMT and was much happier with that watch.  Wishing you luck on your next purchase. 

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CHRK33 - that Nautilus is going to retail for $57,300 according to Hodinkee (although this might change).  That is not so far from the Nautilus chrono 5980/1A that was discontinued recently, and I bet it will be a hit for fans of the Aquanaut Travel Time.  Seeing the live pics certainly made it look better for me versus the crappy 2D pic I posted initially.  For its price, and overall offering, I will  pass on it.  But I can see why others would like it.

 

Now, as for the new SeaDweller 4000, depending on how it is priced and what kind of deal I can get for it, it may well be the watch that will break my Sub/SD cherry.

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Shanghai - huge congrats! Stunning watch and I'm sure your wife will love it.

I couldn't agree more, I love Govberg!

R

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Great Choice !!! I'm sure she will get many years of enjoyment from her JLC.  Stitchy is the man!
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Thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

^^

great year for Rolex with WG Pepsi GMT and SD releases. I wonder if DSSD prices on used market will go down since the SD release..

I own Sub-C Date and thinking about SS white faced Daytona this year.

I agree its nice to see the return of the 40mm SD.  I doubt its release will affect the used prices of the DSSDs.  The DSSDs are considerably larger and there is a distinct market for people that want larger size Rolexes.  Someone who wants the over 40mm size of the DSSD (43mm), isn't likely to be interested in the 40mm SD so I don't see it as a less costly substitute.  

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