Welcome, every last one, to the preliminary round of March Mania 2021, here on Fratello. It is safe to say that you are a watch maniac as are we? Provided that this is true, you’re sure to cherish our month-long element. 96 watches assessed a year ago line up for a fight royale like nothing that’s gone previously. We need your votes. We need your comments. Assist us with choosing the hero and offer in its magnificence! Let the games commence…
In this round, your undertaking is basic: vote in favor of your #1 watch. Underneath you will discover a choice of 12 watches that we covered here on Fratello all through 2020. Why not invigorate your memory by tapping the connections and perusing those intellectually written tributes to wrist-wear? Once you’ve made your choice, vote utilizing the survey structure beneath. Each vote tallies on the grounds that solitary the main eight will endure to the following round.
Login to your Fratello relax record and drop us a comment . Who did you vote in favor of and why? What’s your expectation for the later adjusts? Will the Omega Speedmaster 321 victory once again… Who knows? You decide!
G2’s Preliminary Round Picks
Omega Speedmaster Professional Hesalite/3570.50/2006
My first genuine watch, love. A watch that molded the remainder of my expert life. That, once in an abrupt, didn’t feel like work any longer. The Speedmaster is a watch that has a place in each watch collector’s storeroom. Much the same as a couple of others on my rundown. You should know the sensation of purchasing and wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional at least once in your horological life.
An famous show-stopper from Japan. Toward the start of the eighties — of the only remaining century — numerous Western watch marks still didn’t see the string. The Casio G-Shock is an ideal illustration of what the East had the option to, while Switzerland was dozing. In when watches actually were fragile watches, Kikuo Ibe figured out how to make a watch that could withstand being dropped from 10 meters, was waterproof to 100 meters — which immediately became 200 meters — and had a battery that keeps going 10 years. This sort of INNOVATION is written in capitals. The G-Shock GW-5000-1 is at present the main posterity of the first G-Shock.
Seiko Darth Tuna/SBBN011/2008
Another significant advancement from Japan. A diver’s watch that’s reasonable for immersion plunging, utilizing materials that were quite incomprehensible at the hour of presentation (1976). The notable fish can shape end up being a significant result is as yet unequaled. My nr. 3 in this preliminary round is a neo-vintage adaptation of the principal quartz Tuna, the Darth Tuna SBBN011 .
I consistently preferred the Rolex Air-King, much the same as I like most watches with a basic appearance. Three hands, no date — spotless and useful. In any case, it generally made me can’t help thinking about why Rolex picked unremarkable enemy of attractive and stun safe particulars for a watch that is by all accounts focused on aeronautics use. With reference 116900, that changed definitely. The details of this model — without Rolex making notice of it — are equivalent to the Milgauss. However, presently there’s something different that pesters; the straightforward appearance is completely gone. All things considered, and presumably in light of the fact that it’s a particularly odd-ball, I like the Rolex Air-King 116900 , and that’s why it makes it to the March Mania preliminaries.
The Sinn 142 became well known in light of the fact that space explorers had utilized it. Its progenitor, the Sinn 140, was believed to be the primary programmed chronograph in Space when German space explorer Reinhard Furrer wore it during the Spacelab D1 mission in 1985. In 2007, in any case, that changed. It was then settled that US Air Force Col. William Pogue wore a programmed Seiko 6139-6002 chronograph during the NASA Skylab 4 mission in 1973. In any case, the Sinn 142.St was my subsequent chronograph love — after the Omega Speedmaster Professional — and along these lines has the right to be in this round.
I’ve said it previously, and I’ll say it commonly once more. No chance any watch enthusiast can manage without a Rolex Day-Date sooner or later. Also, on the off chance that you, similar to me, aren’t consistently enamored with the cutting edge Rolex style — or value level — a vintage Day-Date will be the arrangement. Indeed, even on a NATO-tie that some think about blasphemy, it will persuade. In the preliminaries, here’s a 54 years of age reference 1803. Initially sold by the Rolex merchant in Madrid, Spain, straightforwardly to a ‘important customer’ in Latin-America.
Patek Philippe Nautilus/3700/1978
How to discuss Heavy-Weight Hot-Shots and excluding the first Patek Philippe Nautilus , reference 3700? Unthinkable. So here it is in my March Mania preliminary round. The Nautilus how it was implied; thin, smooth, without a seconds-hand. It’s a games watch without being a games watch, and its 43 years old simply shows that it was so correct. Brought into the world in Switzerland, this Nautilus was brought up in The Hague, Netherlands, where it still resides.
One of the extravagances. A quartz watch with an ana-computerized show in titanium and gold. How off-base would you be able to go? Yet, there’s something in the Breitling Aerospace that triggers interest. Absolutely decipherable, it fits like nothing else and is — or possibly was — worn via aircraft pilots everywhere on the world. This one for March Mania is from a period that experts wore Breitling rather than a lot of fake riding influencers. Right away conspicuous, and — see the age of the Breitling Aerospace here in the prelims — dependable as well.
A wonderful model coming from Taro Tanaka’s Grammar of Design school. Characterized in the sixties, that plan code brought this absolutely alluring hand-twisted watch in 1970. An enormous advance up for Seiko that in that time attempted to leave their normal, solid however not very energizing, developments behind by having two production lines compete. History discovers that, eventually, it was Grand Seiko that endure. Albeit both King Seiko and Grand Seiko weren’t present on the worldwide scene for quite a long time, from 2010 onwards, Grand Seiko was picked to lift Seiko’s picture. Presently making King Seiko the ignored youngster, however not making it less appealing nor effective.
Zenith DEFY Classic/ 95.9000.670/51.M9000/2019
What is it with Zenith? Much the same as, for example, Girard-Perregaux, they generally struggle finding their crowd. However, item shrewd — explicitly developments savvy — they’re so great and fascinating. As noticeable in the image, the current Zenith DEFY Classic is a multi-faceted player. Most likely not for everybody, but rather the titanium causes it to feel and wear incredibly comfortable. Zenith’s skeletonized, and obviously, an in-house development is a joy to take a gander at and performs well overall. All ‘n each of the, a player that merits more consideration than it gets.
The Ianos Avyssos jumper’s watch has a connection to Symian wipe jumpers. Those are old Greek, courageous wipe jumpers before scuba plunging was even created. Add this valiance to the way that Ianos is taken from the God Janus, the divine force of beginnings and finishes, entryways, entryways, sections, changes, duality, and time, and it’ll be clear why the Ianos Avyssos has a place in the March Mania Preliminaries. Other than all the motivation from old Gods and Greek wipe jumper history, I’m happy the Ianos Avyssos is an ideal watch. I’m sure you’ll preferably pick a decent watch over a decent story.
Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture/1291/2017
Eterna created this restricted release of the KonTiki jumpers watch in 2017 to commemorate the 70th commemoration of ‘s amazing KonTiki expedition.
So now it’s over to you! We need your votes yet we likewise need to hear your considerations. Even better, by imparting them to us, you’ll put yourself in the hurrying to win either a LIC calfskin watch lash or (drum roll, please), the HAMILTON INTRA-MATIC AUTO CHRONO. Indeed, that’s right, as Karina point by point in her post, we will be gi ving away one of Hamilton’s most well known models for one fortunate commenter . How would you win? Comment on the March Mania competition as frequently as possible, drawing in with different perusers, assisting with making a glad community climate. The best commitment will be abundantly compensated, so the thing would you say you are hanging tight for? Leave your voice alone heard!