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New F.P. Journe Watch?

In this segment, Tim is discussing the smoke signals that indicate a new F.P. Journe Chronometre Resonance may be on the horizon. For the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=798mv5H7NJY In the full episode, Rolex Revival, Singer Porsche as Rolex inspiration, a new FP Journe Chronometre Resonance, and Vacheron Constantin's new Overseas Chronograph. Tonight, Tim Mosso discusses luxury watch news of the week and answers questions from our global audience of watch buyers. First, a user’s question about the viability of a Rolex Oyster bracelet on the 2018 Rolex GMT Master 126710 leads to a larger discussion of the general watch buyer’s appetite for custom Rolex watches. Looking further back, we consider whether Rolex resto-mods might be a possibility given the popularity of Singer Porsche. Following Bamford Watch Department’s defection to Hublot, Zenith, and TAG Heuer, there may be room in the Rolex buyer’s market for a high-end boutique shop willing to innovate with style, originality, and super-premium customization for older Rolex watches that have fallen on hard times. Tim discusses which vintage Rolex he would like to see revived, and he settles on the Rolex Tru-Beat 6556 of 1954. Bitcoin – a topic often intertwined with luxury goods – rears its head in the form of the Louis Chevrolet Chrono-Tour Bitcoin Limited Edition of 99. After pondering the possibility of buying a Bitcoin watch with actual Bitcoin, we turn our gaze to HYT’s recent success in Germany’s Red Dot industrial design awards. HYT’s H0 lugless hydro mechanical watch has been recognized for its innovative aesthetics and ergonomics. Our watch industry news for the evening concerns FP Journe and LVMH’s watch division. Montres FP Journe has begun to release commentary and retrospectives concerning the 35th anniversary of watchmaker FP Journe’s first effort at building a resonance watch: his 1983 prototype. While that model did not function sufficiently well to please Journe, he persisted with his goal of translating Antide Janvier’s resonance clock concept into a watch, and this effort culminated in 2000’s FP Journe Chronometre Resonance. Having undergone a controversial redesign in 2010, the Chronometre Resonance reportedly is about to experience a second major revision: will the anticipated arrival of a differential gear dilute the significance of the resonance effect? We discuss. Finally, Tim reviews the 2018 Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 5500 with black lacquer inverse panda dial. While the Overseas Automatic also offers a black dial for 2018, Tim identifies the chronograph as the line’s flagship and the most important model in Vacheron’s catalog. Has the arrival of a black dial improved the Overseas’ competitiveness against segment rivals such as Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut and Nautilus, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore, and Breguet’s redesigned Marine line? Out audience will offer its commentary alongside Tim’s thoughts during this interactive wristwatch web show. Remember to like, comment, and subscribe for more great content from WatchBox Studios. 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