We’re still talking about the biggest surprise of this year’s event – the dual release of new GMT models from both Rolex and its sister company Tudor. So, we asked David Duggan for his thoughts on why the GMT continues to make waves and what he makes of these new offerings.
The Sea-Dweller is a line of diver's watches developed in 1960's noted for its extreme water resistance. When Comex (Compagnie Maritime d'Expertises) set the world open-sea diving record at a depth of 534 meters in 1988, the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller accompanied the divers on their mission – it has since become standard equipment among the world of marine engineering. The late founder of Comex said of this model that “having a precise, robust, reliable watch was of vital importance.”
- MODEL REFERENCE NO - 16660
- DAVID DUGGAN REFERENCE NO - R3949
- CASE - Stainless Steel
- MOVEMENT - Automatic
- BRACELET - Watch On Bracelet
- AGE - December 1989
- GENDER - Male
- PRICE - £ 6250
- AVAILABILITY - Sold but please enquire
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This year’s Baselworld exhibition was a little different from its predecessors, but that certainly didn’t stop the big names pulling out some showstoppers. One to Watch spoke to David to find out what caught his eye at this year’s event.
We have noticed a particular decline in the past 20 years in the popularity of angular, square-faced and rectangular models. But, rarity drives price and the good news is that from Rolex to Patek, these timepieces demand a fraction of the price of their circular counterparts.