The Bagelsport Nautilus: A Respectable Homage, Or A Cheap Copycat?
The homage market, by virtue of functioning as a magnifying glass for the trends of the real watch market, is completely dominated by Rolex. Sure, if you wander deep enough into the pits of the internet then you will inevitably find a cheap version of any watch you want. The bread and butter of any aspiring “watchmaker“ lacking in creativity who is trying to cut out the middleman is to make yet another Submariner homage.
What if you, however, do not care for a Submariner or in fact care for Rolex at all? Maybe, what you want to rock on your wrist has to trump a Rolex in every way. In that case you will at some point inevitably stumble upon the beauty that is the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Having found out the price as well as the waiting list involved in getting one, however, suddenly a homage seems to make a lot of sense. That is the point where we end up meeting the Bagelsport Nautilus homage.