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Rolex GMT-Master II & Patek Aquanaut Green; Luxury Watches to Buy in 2020

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! • A Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Luminous 115.029 $23,950 • A Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour Le Merite 260.028 $67,950 • 2019 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26480TI.OO.A027CA.01 $29,950 • Breguet Classique Day Date Moonphase 3337BA/1E/986 $15,950 • F.P. Journe Octa Chronograph Ruthenium • F.P. Journe Chronometre Resonance $64,950 • Glashutte Original Vintage Sixties Degrade 1-39-52-13-02-04 $5,450 • Grand Seiko Spring Drive Sport GMT Chronograph “Lion’s Mane” SBGC231 $12,900 • IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound 5463-05 $39,950 • Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Polaris 1965 Paris Boutique (Memovox) Q2008440 $18,950 • Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Retrograde 5496-015 $64,950 • Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940J $44,950 • 2019 Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168-010 Khaki Green EMAIL • Ressence Type 1 Slim 1SRS. $15,950 • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 116519 $20,950 • Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 116710LN $12,250 • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 1680 $15,950 • Vacheron Constantin Historiques Toledo 1952 47300/000G-9064 $16,950 • Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 (platinum) 82035/000P-B168 • Zenith El Primero Striking 10th 03.2041.4052/69.C496 $7,650 • Zenith El Primero Prime 90/01-0010.420 Luxury watch collectors ring in the new year with host Tim Mosso and “Wake Up With Watches!” Today’s collection of top luxury watch brands includes mainstays from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, IWC, Grand Seiko, and many more. Both sports watches and dress watches feature prominently, and Tim has selected a few “all-around” options for good measure. The Rolex watch contingent features one example of each leg of the Rolex triad: Submariner, Daytona, and GMT-Master II. This example of the Rolex Submariner is a 3.9-million series Submariner 1680 on a later 93150 Oyster bracelet; condition of the case and dial are outstanding. Our Rolex Daytona is an uncommon white gold variant on an alligator leather strap with a slate sunburst metallic dial. Finally, we look to the recent past courtesy of a GMT-Master II “all-black” with a monotone black Cerachrom ceramic bezel. Patek Philippe joins our new year’s celebration with the 2019 Patek Philippe Aquanaut in olive green. This white gold Aquanaut 42.2mm is a standout with subdued tones and extravagant finish. The perpetual calendar model 5496P – with applique rose gold retrograde date numerals – proves that Patek’s once-austere 5496P can show warmth. The vintage Patek Philippe 3940J “First Series” (also, “series I”) showcases the early dial, case, and caseback features of the original 1986 iteration of Patek Philippe’s long-running 3940 perpetual calendar. The 2019 model year is well represented by several standouts. Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with Frederic Piguet 1185 is a harbinger of new style concepts to follow on the mainstream Offshore Chronograph. Ressence sheds thickness with the newly ETA 2892-powered Type 1 Slim. Glashutte Original continues its series of Vintage Sixties degrade dials with explosive stamped patterns, galvanized metallic tones, and glossy lacquered top-coats. Finally, Vacheron Constantin and Breguet watches impress with quality rarely seen even from more heralded brands Patek and Lange. The Vacheron Constantin Toledo 1952 is a sensational tribute to 1950s Vacheron “Ciccolatone” complete calendar watches, and the American 1921 in platinum demonstrates the aesthetic range of Vacheron’s design icon. Finally, Breguet’s Classique 3337BA recalls Abraham Louis Breguet’s finest work with its guilloche gold dial while highlighting the capability of today’s Breguet manufacture courtesy of a hand-engraved automatic caliber 502 movement. Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.