It was an action-packed day bouncing around the halls of Watches & Wonders in Geneva.
James & Nick kicked things off with the Baume et Mercier Riviera DLC on the rubber. It features a smoked sapphire semi-translucent dial that really caught their attention for the pricepoint.
James meanwhile reckons that the beige lacquer Santos Dumont from Cartier is one of the best watches he’s ever seen in the flesh. Despited being limited to 250 pieces, it’s really not that unreasonably priced. This one was also accompanied by a black and a burgundy – all worthy of your attention.
The talk of the town – and more specifically the talk of Day two, however – was the Vacheron Constantin 222. Formerly the little brother of the AP Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus, it’s since been reimagined in one of the most faithful reissues ever. Clocking in at 37mm in yellow gold and weighing an absolute tonne, the Vacheron Constantin 222 does not disappoint.
And while there were plenty of other standouts of the day to mention, the half-million-dollar TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph ‘Plasma’ won the day for its sheer bravado alone.
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