Tudor S&G this, Patek 5172G that, but wouldn't you rather have something different? Year after year it's the same story. News breaks in January and March, and all you hear about are these "hero watches" from brands X, Y, and Z time and time again. Sure, that's cool, and there's a reason there is immense buzz around certain pieces (another limited edition Speedmaster, oh my!), but this hype is precisely why so many cool watches wind up going unnoticed and underappreciated. Once again, that's why I'm here. My tastes consistently run somewhere out in left field, leaving me to consistently appreciate those watches that seem to be either missed or simply unloved by the horological media machine. With that in mind, here are the pieces that have been on my radar so far this year. Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Chronograph Why this watch got no attention this year is still beyond me. Though there have been other chronographs in other collections over the years, this is the first monopusher, as well as the first time in recent years that the complication has landed in their dressy Grande Seconde collection. At 43mm, she's a bit chunky for a dress…

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