After a three-week break, Fratello On Air returns. One of us traveled to Geneva, while the other went to Florida. Both of us saw fancy cars, but only one of us saw impressive watches. The question of who might have a surprising answer! Watches and Wonders 2024 has come and gone, and, frankly, it was a bit of a stinker.

Watches and Wonders 2024 certainly delivered on the first half of its name. The second part? Not so much in our opinion. There were several nice releases, but we’ll go on record to say there wasn’t a shocking piece that set the watch world on edge. We discuss why it was such a dull event. Of course, we mention our favorites and bring up some of the questionable releases. We hope you enjoy the show!

Rolex Explorer 1016


Before heading to our main topic of Watches and Wonders 2024, we spend some time talking about movies and television. Long flights and travel have allowed us to catch up on recent films and shows. As far as the Handgelenkskontrolle, Balazs is sporting a pre-production watch from TUUL. This is a military-style watch from a new independent watch company out of Brooklyn. Mike is wearing his L-series Rolex Explorer 1016, a watch that came on his trip to Florida.

Watches and Wonders 2024

We move on to our main topic of Watches and Wonders 2024. Balazs was on the ground in Geneva, while Mike covered some of the releases from South Florida. Overall, we felt this was one of the sleepiest years in recent memory. The color variants were more common than actual new watches. The new watches that did arrive weren’t landmark pieces. As far as our favorites, we liked the (simultaneously released) Nivada F77, L.U. Chopard sector-dial pieces, TAG Heuer Skipper in 18K rose gold, Zenith Triple Calendar Boutique Edition (though it wasn’t a W&W release), and Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT. We discuss the odd gold Rolex Deepsea, Cartier Santos-Dumont Rewind, Bremont revision, and Patek “Canadian Tuxedo” models.

What were your thoughts on Watches and Wonders 2024? Did you enjoy it? We hope you enjoy this episode, at least, and we look forward to coming back to you next week! If you have any ideas for future shows, please let us know.