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Lange Big 3: Zeitwerk, Datograph, Lange 1: Omega Annual Calendar; IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater

• A Lange & Sohne Datograph 403.035 • A Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk 140.029 • A Lange & Sohne Lange 1 101.035 • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450OR.OO.1256OR.01 • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202ST.OO.1240ST.01 * FP Journe Tourbillon Remontoir • Glashutte Original Sport Evolution Panodate 39-42-44-04-14 • Grand Seiko Automatic SBGR101 • H Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon 348.901.015 • IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater 5242-02 • Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar 431. • Omega Speedmaster Reduced Michael Schumacher 3510.12.00 • Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio PAM 728 / PAM00728 • Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5164A-001 • TAG Heuer Heuer 02T Tourbillon Chronograph Tete de Vipere CAR5A93.FC6442 Tim Mosso’s “Watches Live” returns to Tuesday night with a flush selection of leading luxury watch brands and extraordinary luxury watch models. YouTube’s top wristwatch livestream leads with a spectacle from Glashutte: the entire A. Lange & Sohne “Big Three” comprising the Datograph flyback chronograph, the Zeitwerk digital jumping time, and the immortal Lange 1 three-day power reserve with “panoramadatum. Even better, each of the examples on tonight’s show was hand selected for its black dial and white metal; it’s a watch buyer’s three-course feast! Audemars Piguet of Les Brassus comes in two flavors this evening: rose gold and stainless steel. The Royal Oak mid-size 15450OR in rose gold with nickel grey dial demonstrates the case size that Tim believes to be ideal for smaller wrists whether male or female. The ultra-thin Royal Oak Jumbo 15202ST proves that the original Gerald Genta/AP collaboration remains the most charismatic sports watch in the model line – and likely the most charismatic watch offered by Audemars Piguet. Grand Seiko’s no-date SBGR101 proves that the folks from Morioka know how to excel with minimalism when necessary. While Grand Seiko complications and Spring Drive watch dials often are cited as excessively crowded or busy, the SBGR101’s seamless black lacquer watch face is the very image of symmetry, balance, and elegance. IWC of Schaffhausen, Switzerland shares the stage with its boutique brand neighbor, H. Moser & Cie. The folks who brought watch collectors the original “Portugieser” tonight will dazzle thanks to a rare IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater. Moser’s Endeavour Perpetual Moon proves that you don’t need Richemont money to be an accomplished luxury watch manufacture. Finally, because Tim loves Omega at least as much as any of the aforementioned heavyweights, this evening features an Omega Speedmaster Reduced “Michael Schumacher” with yellow highlights and an exotic Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar in red gold.