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Submariner: Rolex Blues & Sports Watches: Omega Seamaster, Seiko, Jaeger LeCoultre & Audemars Piguet

Luxury watch buyers, luxury watch sellers, and watch collectors of all brand loyalties join Tim Mosso for an evening with iconic watches from Rolex, Omega, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre, and Hublot. Sports watches are well-represented thanks to dive watches including the Oris Divers Sixty Five, the Rolex Submariner “Smurf,” the JLC Master Compressor Diving GMT, and a rare ceramic chronograph GMT from among JLC’s 2015 SIHH model launches. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT ensures that Omega watches will be represented by the acknowledged flagship of the vaunted Omega dive watch collection. Dress watches receive robust representation in the form of two 75th anniversary IWC Portuguese, or “Portugieser” hand-wound 8-day models; both stainless steel and rose gold are represented. Roger Dubuis, a brand whose products can be difficult to categorize, flies its flag with two entries from the Roger Dubuis Excalibur collection. “Roger” brings Geneva Hallmark detail quality to the show in the form of a full carbon fiber tourbillon and a micro-rotor automatic. Japanese watchmaking is present in force thanks to a single standout watch, the 2016 limited edition Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Spring Drive GMT, a model nicknamed “avant garde” by the watch enthusiasts who designed it. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331OR.OO.1220OR.01 Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Spring Drive GMT SBGE039 Girard-Perregaux SeaHawk Pro 49950-19-632-FK6A 2018 Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph New York Giants Limited Edition 521.NQ.5170.VR.NYG17 IWC Portugieser Hand Wound 8-Days Edition 75th Anniversary IW510205 IWC Portugieser Hand Wound 8-Days Edition 75th Anniversary Rose Gold IW510206 Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT Q187T170 Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic GMT Q205C571 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT Q187T170 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT 600M Oris Divers Sixty Five 01 733 7720 4051-07 8 21 18 Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon rddbex0572 Roger Dubuis Excalibur Skeleton Automatic rddbex0422 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 116619LB Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Limited Edition 260-32-8M