This week on the podcast, Blake, Patrick, and Thomas are chatting about some of the biggest news to hit the watch industry in quite some time, as Rolex has announced a new CPO program to see gently used watches through their authorized dealer networks. But before that, the team jumps into a recent release from Audemars Piguet that’s notably not a Royal Oak, and grapples with the very idea of evolving heritage watch designs as opposed to breaking new ground. Have we been robbed of original designs over the last generation of watchmaking? We examine that idea by framing it using one of the most popular watches of the last ten years: Tudor’s Black Bay.
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