This video, we’re gonna be talking about bustdownwatches. Has the iced out trend finally started tomelt? This video is sponsored by Ferrari of FortLauderdale. They have the largest Ferrari dealership inthe nation. So whether you’re looking to purchase yourfirst Ferrari or join the Ferrari Challenge Team, contact them today or their sister location,Ferrari of Long Island, in the link below. [opening music] So bust down watches or “iced out watches,”however it is that you like to call it had been very popular for the last twenty years,or maybe better yet, maybe like 15. However, there’s been a history throughoutthis trend and I’m gonna go over first of how it started and where we are at right now. So in the beginning, there was only thirtysix millimeter Presidentials iced out. These go back all the way to No Limit withMaster P all the way to Birdman and the whole Cast Money Squad. That’s what really started off with the bustdownwatches. So after the 36 millimeter Presis, the nextphase was when people wanted the watches bigger.
It went to a complete different opposite fromthe small 36 to these large case 48 mm Breitling Super Avengers and Franck Mullers. Even then they have aftermarket bands, backthen for those Super Avengers to make them as rocky as possible. I’m not gonna lie, they looked pretty goodin those rap videos back them. I mean, it wasn’t my favorite watch in anyway, shape or form, but that’s when the real flooding of the watches occurred. After that, the next trend right after thatwas stainless steel 42-millimeter Offshores. That’s when they really started to break outand say, “Wow, wait a minute!” Now they’re starting to ice out really finewatches, you know? It was a little bit ballsy and brave at thatmoment to get a stainless steel AP 42, drill holes in it and ice it out.
Now, these trends go through a wave and theygo getting bigger and bigger till the top of the wave, right after that, they said,“Hey,” Presidentials 41 millimeters, those are the next ones that started getting drilledout and all iced out. Let’s not forget the Yacht-Masters with theirsize also became a very popular watch to ice out in that time. So now comes the part when things really startedto get crazy. From there, the iced out phase started movinginto the 41-millimeter AP, both chrono, non-chrono, both steel and golds. And that’s when I really started to worryand I said, “What are they gonna do next? They’re gonna start busting down Pateks?” Sure enough! Patek Nautiluses, everywhere started to getbust down. That’s when it really started to get crazyin my opinion, and I think at the end it’s still gonna be the height of this whole trend.
Wasn’t long after that till someone finallydid a Richard Mille in rose gold and then followed by one in titanium. Now, one thing I wanna point out too is thatthis is what I call the “First Stage” of this whole trend because all of these watcheswere iced out with the traditional fashion where all the diamonds are in rows, all inrows, then comes into the flower. Now you hear this all the time, whether theycall it flower or honeycomb or whatever name they want to put it. Pretty much what happens is these diamondsetters then start using a new style of setting, which is pretty much pave, where what happensis there’s less metal, more diamonds. Everything is more close together. Instead of being these rows where it usedto be before, with more like symmetrical rows, they started flooding the area, with as manydiamonds as possible. This Patek that I have here actually has thatflower honeycomb structure. That completely changed the whole game becausethen it started all over again, back from the Presi all the way to the RM that we justdiscussed, but now with flower and honeycomb.
So everyone started trading in their traditionalold settings for the new flower settings, so on and so forth, which then leads us towhere we are now. So like any trend, it starts escalating andescalating. It started off first with traditional settings,then it moved to flowered settings, which leads us to where we are now, into the baguettes,or like Khalid says, “the Chandeliers,” or whatever you wanna call them. Now we’re in the new wave of baguettes everything. It doesn’t matter if it’s the watches or thegrills. I mean, these guys everybody wants baguettes. It’s the newest phase in the trend, whichleads me to believe now, have we gotten to the final stage in this trend where thingswill perhaps melt? It’s tough to say.
The one thing that I could tell you is theolder style, traditional settings are becoming a little bit harder to sell and people don’twant them. However, it is a perfect opportunity for somebodythat wants to pick up a diamond out watch at a really good price, traditional settingwill be right for you, which let’s face it, not everybody knows these difference and inthe club the watch is still gonna look like a million dollars. So the question is, now with the baguettesbeing out and reigning supreme, is the ice age over? I mean, it’s tough to know. I would say that right now the baguettes arebooming and we’re gonna have to wait and see what happens with these watches. I mean, some of the work that these guys arecoming up with is pretty much incredible. Have you looked at those RMs full blow baguettes? I mean, I don’t know who’s the one that’ssitting in there and actually making these, but I’ve seen a couple in person and the craftsmanshipis incredible. So that being said, I feel like nowadays thelatest trend has been very much separated.
Now it goes from either all out baguettesor plain Jane, something like this. As of now, the baguette game is super strong. It flashes like hell and we’ll have to seewhat happens. I mean, I just don’t see where else this couldgo from here. So it’s safe to say, it’s not going anywhere. People are always gonna wanna stand out andbe extra flashy. The question that I wanted to raise that nowthat we’ve gone to that top of the wave being the baguettes, where does it go from there? Maybe there’s a whole new fancy, new settingthat we haven’t seen for baguettes perhaps. We’ll have to wait and see. I mean, overall people wanna stand out andthey always want something different. So feel free to comment below how you feelabout the ice age and if it’s still going strong and don’t forget to hit the notificationsbell till it looks like this. And if you liked this video, pleas like andshare. Also, subscribe to our channel. My name is Eric, this is Watch Your Style!