WatchBox Reviews

Dive Watches; Wild Watches, Omega, Rolex, And Patek Philippe Sports Watches Plus Complications

Tim Mosso and Watches Live return with a broad array of Rolex, Omega, and Patek Philippe luxury sports watches. The usual “Watches Live” variety of luxury watches is guaranteed thanks to special appearances by exotic complications from Ulysse Nardin, Jaquet Droz, the Chopard L.U. Chopard watch family, and IWC Schaffhausen. The Rolex Datejust is a Swiss watch staple, and we have two exceptional examples this evening. The first, a P-series Datejust from the year 2000, is a time capsule near-vintage Rolex resplendent in a combination of tapestry dial and engine-turned bezel. Our second Rolex Datejust is an anomaly by any measure thanks to its domed bezel, radially arrayed Arabic numerals with lavender super lumninova, and crosshatched dial scoring. Omega’s Seamaster Diver 300M plays a prominent role this evening thanks to a 2018 Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, a 2012 Omega Seamaster Professional James Bond 50th Anniversary limited edition, and the 2015 upgrade to the modern iteration of the Omega Seamaster 1200M PloProf. Both perpetual calendars and annual calendars will make an appearance. The Jaquet Droz brand’s Astrale Perpetual Calendar with Onyx dial offers a unique retrograde perpetual calendar display system inside a 43mm white gold case; only eight pieces were manufacturered. The Chopard L.U. Chopard Lunar 1 is a 2005 model year limited edition of 250 pieces; each example bears the Geneva Hallmark and holds a COSC chronometer certification. Finally, the stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A-001 provides an annual calendar display with 120-meter water resistance. • Breguet La Tradition 7057BB/11/9W6 • Chopard L.U. Chopard Lunar 1 • Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator 58-04-04-04-04 • Grand Seiko Sport Spring Drive GMT Chronograph SBGC231 • IWC Grande Complication 3770-01 • IWC Portuguese Automatic 5007-10 • IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Hodinkee IW324801 3248-01 • Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Q3858522 • Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre A Quantieme Lunaire Q6043570 • Jaeger-LeCoultre Grand Reverso Grand Date Q3008420 • Jaquet Droz Astrale Perpetual Calendar J008334202 • Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Micro Rotor LCF013.G1.P01 • Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 50th Anniversary • Omega Seamaster Diver 300M • Omega Seamaster 1200M PloProf • Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726A-001 • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16220 • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116200 • Tudor Heritage Black Bay S&G 79733N • Ulysse Nardin Freak Cruiser 2056-131 • Zenith El Primero Pilot Big Date 03.2410.4010/21.M2410