So it’s that time of the year and Baselworld is about to premiere the new releases for all the [luxury watch] brands!
It’s literally hours away and here are a couple of the predictions that I feel will be coming out for Patek and Rolex.
Unbelievable man. I swear to God, like it never fails. I feel like every single time I’m gonna jump from Downtown Miami to Brickell, this freaking bridge has to open up.
OK, so some of the obvious things that are gonna happen with Rolex is the rumors are confirmed, they’re discontinuing the Submariner, the current model Submariner and the GMT and of course, the same play as always, they’re gonna replace it with a new movement, blah, blah, blah…and maybe some like subtle little changes.
So there’s not much you can do to a watch that’s already perfect, but some of the things that I predict are gonna happen and I’ve been waiting for is…
For example, which is a really easy play for them. They already have the models. The chances of a new model happening are slim, so all they gotta do is play with the dials and the metals.
But one of the watches that I’ve been waiting for and I feel that this year is gonna happen is the gonna be the two-tone Daytona in rose gold.
And if they do a two-tone Daytona in rose gold, that’s gonna be an instant success. I mean, everybody’s girlfriend or wife is gonna be asking for that two-tone Daytona in rose.
So as far as the dials and whether the bezel is gonna be ceramic or rose, I mean…I’m not really a psychic, but I have a feeling that this has been overdue and that is what I feel is gonna be one of the for sure releases.
Another one that there’s a slight possibility would be perhaps the Sky-Dweller two-tone in rose.
Not sure if they’re gonna milk it already and just drop that or there gonna wait a little bit longer, but since I feel that the two-tone yellow Sky has been so slow, it would be pretty smart for them to drop the rose and spice up the market.
So another thing we wanna touch is the whole GMT speculation, you know, whether the Pepsi, the Batman, I mean I don’t doubt it the Batman is permanently discontinued. I mean, it’s had a pretty long run. I don’t know, you know, I wouldn’t miss it that much if they got rid of it.
Now, my prediction is, I don’t see anything else at least for right now in a Jubilee band because I feel it would take away from the whole buzz of the Pepsi. However, I do think that I predict that what they’re gonna release is an Oyster strap Coca Cola.
There’s no reason why they wouldn’t have the Coca Cola being that it’s an iconic model. I just think that they’re kind of milking it. My prediction is a GMT Coca Cola on an Oyster band.
Now, there’s no doubt in my mind that these guys are gonna play the standard card of just a bunch of funky dials and stuff like that with all the Datejust and all that. That’s not really what we’re trying to go for here.
You know, another model that I think would be necessary and some of you guys might not agree with you. But I feel like Rolex needs to come out with something in stainless steel with an Oysterflex strap.
I don’t know. I don’t know, maybe it’s an Explorer. I highly doubt they’ll do a Sub or a GMT, but maybe they’ll give us perhaps a Yacht-Master in steel on an Oysterflex strap.
But they gotta come out with something in stainless steel with a strap.
It would be kind of weird and not really in their normal doing because mostly all of the times that they put either a leather strap or something of that nature is usually precious metal.
How cool would a stainless steel be on an Oysterflex strap.
So moving on to my quick for Baselworld 2019, let’s go over the Patek.
Now Patek is such an elusive brand that there’s really no telling what the heck is gonna happen, you know?
I’m gonna go right now and say that a 5980 rose gold with a blue dial is not gonna happen, even though that would be absolutely amazing.
But they won’t do that. Who knows? Who knows if they’ll do a 5980 all-platinum. I doubt it.
But what I think is one of more of the realistic predictions is perhaps the 5990 in all-rose. I mean, that’s coming, whether it’s gonna be this year or next year, that’s coming, but maybe we’ll be lucky enough that this year we will be blessed with the 5990 in rose. However, if that happens, there’s always the chance that the 5980 in rose will be discontinued.
And if that happens, those things are gonna be going through the roof in price. I mean, I already feel booty hurt that I sold mine in December for $105,000 and I can’t even replace it for $125,000, but whatever.
So another prediction that I have for Patek and now guys, this is a little bit of a wild one. Why not? Let’s just shoot some crazy darts on the board, is perhaps a 5726 in all rose. Not gonna lie, that’ll be a hot piece and you know, it would kind of diversify it a little bit because I think just having the rose 5711 and the rose 5980 doesn’t give a lot of options, so perhaps maybe a 5726…