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Which Independents Should You Keep Your Eye On? | Market Wrap

The watch industry never rests and neither does Mike Manjos, who is back in Philly this week, taking a look at what some independent brands have been up to this past year. Before diving in, he presents a few watches we took in over the week, including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar in rose gold (Q3912420), the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph on an orange rubber strap (Ref. 5968A), and the futuristic Ressence Type 1 Slim X. Our main topic today is split into two parts. Mike opens with a discussion of the new application sales model adopted by A. Lange & Söhne for not only the Odysseus, but pieces from the 1815 Chronograph on up. This means that ADs will be required to submit purchase requests to the manufacture before confirming availability for a client. Managing the demand for desirable watches is often a challenge, and this adds a new degree of complication. He then moves into a conversation with Patrik Hoffmann, Executive Vice President of WatchBox Switzerland, for our new segment, The Pulse. With Patrik's ear to the ground among the Swiss manufacturers, the duo discusses independent brands and watchmakers who deserve greater exposure, from Chronoswiss and Louis Moinet to Kari Voutilainen. Finally, Mike wraps up the show per usual with the Rising Demand section. With Watches & Wonders 2021 around the corner, he draws attention to some pieces we would love to get in beforehand. The Patek Philippe Calatrava (Ref. 5119J), the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual, and the Rolex Daytona in platinum with a glacier blue dial are all discussed. Tune in to this week's episode, and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! Contact one of our client advisors [marketwrap@thewatchbox.com] to talk about the process of selling your watch to WatchBox – whether you have one of these models or another timepiece you wish to sell or trade. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe, and join us on Monday at 4pm EST on Clubhouse as we keep this conversation going! Watch SKUs: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar - 4436127 Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph; Ref. 5968A - 4436341 Ressence Type 1 Slim X - 4436200 Check out OUR HOUSE, the new WatchBox newsletter: bit.ly/WatchBoxOurHouse_03 Please Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatchBoxStudios/?sub_confirmation=1 View hundreds of hands-on luxury watch reviews at our WatchBox Reviews channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/watchbox BUY WATCHES HERE: https://www.thewatchbox.com 00:00 Introduction 00:22 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute 00:44 Patek Philippe Aquanaut 01:01 Ressence Type 1 Slim 01:22 A. Lange & Sohne Purchasing Policies 02:35 The Pulse - Independents to Watch 07:50 What We're Buying