Welcome to the year’s third episode of Fratello Talks. Today, Nacho is joined by Morgan and RJ to discuss the most important watches of the last five years. We looked back and carefully selected nine pieces that we consider to be the most influential, impactful, and interesting horological creations of the last half-decade. Swiss watch brands present hundreds (if not thousands) of new watches each year. In an effort to innovate, iterate, and attract potential customers around the world, these brands are on an endless quest to expand their catalogs. However, not all new watches are created equal. These nine are the ones we consider to have had the greatest impact on the world of watches.

But before we begin, these three are the ones the guys have on their wrists today.

Wrist check

On Morgan’s wrist today is his brand-new Omega Seamaster Professional 300M (ref. 2531.80.00). This classic reference found fame on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond. It has since maintained its status as a classic dive watch, and it lives on as a value proposition with heaps of charm. Unapologetically ’90s, it’s not one that Morgan was a big fan of at first, but after recently spending some time with one, he fell in love and decided to make this one his own.

Up next, RJ is wearing his beloved gold limited-edition Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 50th Anniversary (ref. 310. It’s almost worrying how casually he wears this incredible watch. But can you blame the man? Few watches are more distinctly “RJ” than this one. It’s bold, gold, and a Speedy! We can’t think of a better “daily” for Fratello’s founder and instigator of #SpeedyTuesday.

Finally, Nacho is wearing his Breitling Aerospace. This titanium watch was once a go-to for working pilots all around the world. Next time you’re at an airport and see a group of pilots walk by, have a look. You’re very likely to spot an Aerospace on one of their wrists. It’s a slim yet tough titanium shell with a multifunctional quartz movement inside. Nacho’s favorite feature is the digital minute repeater, one which he won’t hesitate to use given half the chance.

The most important watches of the last five years

In today’s episode, Nacho, RJ, and Morgan dive into some of the most important watches released over the past five years. These are not necessarily the most expensive or the most exciting for enthusiasts, nor are they necessarily personal favorites. They are, however, carefully selected picks that reflect the impact of these timepieces on the watch industry and collectors alike. There are, of course, a few honorable mentions thrown in for good measure. We won’t spoil their picks here, so tune in, listen to the episode, and let us know in the comments if you agree with our picks.

Tune in next week for another episode of Fratello Talks!