Iced Out Watches – Are Bustdown Diamond Pieces Going Out Of Style?


This video, we’re gonna be talking about bustdown
watches. Has the iced out trend finally started to
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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 throughout
this 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 thirty
six millimeter Presidentials iced out. These go back all the way to No Limit with
Master P all the way to Birdman and the whole Cast Money Squad. That’s what really started off with the bustdown
watches. So after the 36 millimeter Presis, the next
phase was when people wanted the watches bigger. It went to a complete different opposite from
the small 36 to these large case 48 mm Breitling Super Avengers and Franck Mullers. Even then they have aftermarket bands, back
then for those Super Avengers to make them as rocky as possible. I’m not gonna lie, they looked pretty good
in those rap videos back them. I mean, it wasn’t my favorite watch in any
way, shape or form, but that’s when the real flooding of the watches occurred. After that, the next trend right after that
was stainless steel 42-millimeter Offshores. That’s when they really started to break out
and say, “Wow, wait a minute!” Now they’re starting to ice out really fine
watches, you know? It was a little bit ballsy and brave at that
moment to get a stainless steel AP 42, drill holes in it and ice it out. Now, these trends go through a wave and they
go 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 drilled
out and all iced out. Let’s not forget the Yacht-Masters with their
size also became a very popular watch to ice out in that time. So now comes the part when things really started
to get crazy. From there, the iced out phase started moving
into the 41-millimeter AP, both chrono, non-chrono, both steel and golds. And that’s when I really started to worry
and I said, “What are they gonna do next? They’re gonna start busting down Pateks?” Sure enough! Patek Nautiluses, everywhere started to get
bust down. That’s when it really started to get crazy
in 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 finally
did a Richard Mille in rose gold and then followed by one in titanium. Now, one thing I wanna point out too is that
this is what I call the “First Stage” of this whole trend because all of these watches
were iced out with the traditional fashion where all the diamonds are in rows, all in
rows, then comes into the flower. Now you hear this all the time, whether they
call it flower or honeycomb or whatever name they want to put it. Pretty much what happens is these diamond
setters then start using a new style of setting, which is pretty much pave, where what happens
is there’s less metal, more diamonds. Everything is more close together. Instead of being these rows where it used
to be before, with more like symmetrical rows, they started flooding the area, with as many
diamonds as possible. This Patek that I have here actually has that
flower honeycomb structure. That completely changed the whole game because
then it started all over again, back from the Presi all the way to the RM that we just
discussed, but now with flower and honeycomb. So everyone started trading in their traditional
old settings for the new flower settings, so on and so forth, which then leads us to
where we are now. So like any trend, it starts escalating and
escalating. 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 the
grills. I mean, these guys everybody wants baguettes. It’s the newest phase in the trend, which
leads me to believe now, have we gotten to the final stage in this trend where things
will perhaps melt? It’s tough to say. The one thing that I could tell you is the
older style, traditional settings are becoming a little bit harder to sell and people don’t
want them. However, it is a perfect opportunity for somebody
that wants to pick up a diamond out watch at a really good price, traditional setting
will be right for you, which let’s face it, not everybody knows these difference and in
the club the watch is still gonna look like a million dollars. So the question is, now with the baguettes
being out and reigning supreme, is the ice age over? I mean, it’s tough to know. I would say that right now the baguettes are
booming and we’re gonna have to wait and see what happens with these watches. I mean, some of the work that these guys are
coming 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’s
sitting in there and actually making these, but I’ve seen a couple in person and the craftsmanship
is incredible. So that being said, I feel like nowadays the
latest trend has been very much separated. Now it goes from either all out baguettes
or plain Jane, something like this. As of now, the baguette game is super strong. It flashes like hell and we’ll have to see
what happens. I mean, I just don’t see where else this could
go from here. So it’s safe to say, it’s not going anywhere. People are always gonna wanna stand out and
be extra flashy. The question that I wanted to raise that now
that 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 setting
that we haven’t seen for baguettes perhaps. We’ll have to wait and see. I mean, overall people wanna stand out and
they always want something different. So feel free to comment below how you feel
about the ice age and if it’s still going strong and don’t forget to hit the notifications
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