So it's official. The watches were releases for Baselworld 2019 and yeah I know, this and that, the critics are raving. The haters are hating, but the watches are finally out.
So what do I think about what came out?
Well, very simple. Was I wrong? Well, they were predictions, so, who the hell cares? I pretty much think every single blogger was wrong.
That's why they're called predictions. However, sticking to Rolex, I think the one word that everybody can agree on is disappointment.
So the first watch that obviously grabs everyone's attention is the Batman with the Jubilee. I guess, you know what I mean, it's not a terrible watch, but I don't understand what's the whole big deal about it, you know?
I don't know man. Was it necessary? I don't think so. I think with the Pepsi just being released so soon...I don't know. I don't really care much for it. It's cool, but I don't think it's enough to carry the brand throughout the year, but whatever!
I guess with this whole Baselworld thing now, it's like it puts this pressure on the brands to every year release these new releases and it's kind of like, every year is like the pressure to constantly have this new watch, so that being said, the other one that also I'm not really that crazy about was the new Sea-Dweller in two-tone. I mean, I guess, OK? It's a nice watch, whatever! Like I said, I'm just not that excited about it. I think the only one that I'm mostly excited about is, I want to see in person the 42 millimeter Yacht-Master in white gold and rubber.
You see, that's something different. They made the watch bigger, completely different. That's gonna be I guess something just new to experience.
Another one, cuz I'm not gonna talk about all of them, is the GMT with the meteorite dial.
It's nice, I guess. You put meteorite in anything and it looks good, but I don't know man. I feel like that watch was nice to begin with, the white gold with the black dial. Then they came out with a blue dial. Whatever!
Then they just said [bleep] it, just throw meteorite in it, you know? It's nice, again I'm not saying it's not nice. I guess I'm just disappointed. I don't know if I was just expecting like this whole new freaking grand complication model would come out for Rolex or what, but I think everybody agrees that it was just kind of like, “Ehhh, ehhh,” that's kind of how we feel about the Rolexes that came out.
Now as far as Patek is concerned, I mean they did have several watches that came out, but the one that stands out to me was the 5726 Nautilus in steel with the blue dial.
I mean, way to fan the flames on this whole Nautilus blue dial extravaganza, you know? It's like, how much is it gonna be now and how long is the waiting list gonna be, you know? It's not a bad looking watch. I mean, clearly guys, it's obviously nice, and I've always said by the way, that the 5726 is the second favorite watch that I like after the 5980 because you get the size, so it's a little bit thicker, not as slim as the 5712 or the 5711, so I think it's a perfect compromise from the 5980. Now, with the blue dial, you know how that goes. $50,000 over retail or what not.
Now, Hublot this year actually quite surprised me. They released a new Classic Fusion Ferrari. I'm not crazy about the watch, the way it looks, but it was quite surprising. You see, that's how you come out with a whole new model, completely different watch all the way through and you gotta give them credit for that.
There's gonna be biased for it, there's gonna be people that like it. I just think it was good and bold for them to just come out with a whole new line as opposed to some of the other brands that really just dropped a dial or a different color and again, I think that this pressure of coming out with a brand new model and design every year is a little bit much, but Hublot did come out with something new and it's something different.
Now, the one brand that really for me showcased the most amount of like shock and awe models, in my opinion, was Jacob & Co.
I mean, I think they released easily 8 or 9 different new pieces. The three that stood out to me the most was one, the Astronomia Casino. That one for me was an awesome play. I mean, one, I love roulette, but to have an actual working roulette wheel that throws the ball, I mean how cool is that man? I mean, I don't care what you're gonna think about it or if it looks tacky on the wrist. Man, just imagine being able to have them just in a watch winder, just to play with them. I think it's just pretty cool and it's a work of art....
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