The Desky Awards: The Trading Desk Wraps Up Their 2018 Picks

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For their last show of the year, Jason and Josh sat down on the Trading Desk to explore some of their favorite watches from 2018. They are taking a look at both new releases from the year as well as how previous releases have performed on the secondary market throughout the year. Discover the nominations below and make sure to watch the full episode for explanations of their picks and the winner for each category!

Desky Awards Nominations:

Most Hyped

  • Rolex Steel Pepsi Jubilee
  • Patek Philippe 5968A Aquanaut Chrono
  • F.P. Journe Monopoussoir Chronograph
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection
  • Winner Announced: 10:53

Sleeper Watch

  • Cartier Santos (2018)
  • Bell and Ross Diver
  • Rolex Explorer II Polar
  • Girard Perregaux Laureato Chrono
  • Winner Announced: 18:20

Worst Performer (Market Value)

  • Breitling Navitimer 8
  • Vintage Panerai
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection
  • Vacheron Constantin Overseas Gen 3
  • Winner Announce: 24:45

Most Improved (Market Value)

  • Omega Speedmaster Snoopy (all Snoopy models)
  • Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV
  • Patek Philippe 5711A
  • Audemars Piguet 15202ST Blue dial
  • Winner Announced: 30:13

Best Special / Limited Edition (Release or Value Increase)

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar (Green Dial)
  • Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday”
  • Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller James Cameron
  • F.P. Journe Holland + Holland
  • Winner announced: 36:06

Best Rolex from 2018 (Trading Desk Pick)

  • Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV
  • Rolex Daytona 116500LN
  • Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi White Gold
  • Rolex Sky-Dweller Stainless Steel Blue Dial
  • Winner Announced: 42:47

Best Independent Brand (Non-Rolex)

  • Patek Philippe
  • Audemars Piguet
  • F.P. Journe
  • Laurent Ferrier
  • Winner Announced: 48:11

Best Watch from 2018 (Richemont)

  • A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Lumen
  • Panerai Due
  • Cartier Santos
  • Vacheron Constantin FiftySix
  • Winner Announced: 54:12

Best Watch from 2018 (Swatch Group)

  • Omega Seamaster 42mm
  • Breguet La Marine
  • Omega Tressor
  • Glashuette Original Cosmopolite
  • Winner Announced: 58:27

Best Watch from 2018 (LVMH)

  • Hublot Unico 42mm
  • Zenith Defy (Chrono or Non-Chrono)
  • Bamford Partnership with Tag Heuer
  • Bulgari Octo Finissimo (titanium)
  • Winner Announced: 1:02:47

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