Speidel is the name behind what was once an iconic element of wrist watches, especially in America. You may not know the Speidel name or the name of the product they produced, but everyone should remember those flexible metal bracelets that were once so popular. Called “Twist-O-Flex” Speidel flexible bracelets could be found everywhere, and the company behind them has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. Let’s take a look at the company that brought us Speidel bracelets and see what they are up today…
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Welcome to “My First Grail Watch,” an original interview series on aBlogtoWatch that explores the first major timepiece lusted after by important people in the watch industry. Today, we’re hearing from Francois-Paul Journe, founder of F.P. Journe, on his 30th anniversary with the brand…
There’s going to be a rather interesting watch presented later this year at SalonQP 2013 in London – an atomic pocket watch called the No. 10 by Hoptroff. At first blush, you’re probably thinking that it’s just another atomic radio signal-syncing timepiece, albeit one that’s in a different format than we’re used to seeing (and even quite different from Bathys’ Cesium 133 atomic clock watch creation).
Interview special episode. Live from the 2013 Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, I speak with the interesting and charismatic Vishal Tolani (from Solar Time Ltd.), who answers questions about Chinese watch production, why people in Hong Kong love watches, and other tid bits of interesting information about the Asian watch market.
With the announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy Gear, we had a chance to talk a little bit with Om Malik, founder of GigaOm. Om is an accomplished (and award-winning) journalist, with much of his work focused on the tech industry. What many may not know is that he’s also a bit of a watch guy, which made him the perfect person to talk to about the new smartwatch. Let’s see what Om has to say about the smartwatch segment in general, and the Galaxy Gear in specific.
We know that smartwatches are definitely an in thing (and if you don’t, here are some of our articles on the topic), and of course Swiss-made watches are something we’re all keenly aware of. To-date though, those have been mutually exclusive descriptors. And that makes sense, as smartwatches are generally full of radios and other bits of silicon – not exactly conducive to something mechanical. Hyetis is looking to change that.
This latest episode of HourTime was recorded as a series of interviews and conversations that occurred while at the aBlogtoWatch event with Girard-Perregaux in New York City. You’ll hear from John, Ariel, and fellow readers.
We recently had an opportunity to do an interview with Oliver Ike, the man behind the Ikepod, as well as the resurrection of the A. Manzoni & Fils brand. Oliver’s watches have become instantly recognizable, and he looks to be shaking things up a bit in the luxury watch industry with his new launch. In the interview, we cover a variety of topics, including how Ikepod came to be, what Oliver has done since Ikepod, and insights into his new Canopus Planner watch.
Welcome to “My First Grail Watch,” a new interview series on aBlogtoWatch that explores the first major timepiece lusted after by important people in the watch industry.
At Baselworld 2013 we sat down with CEO Patrik Hoffman of Ulysse Nardin to discuss their new watches and increasing developments to produce in-house movement for all of their watches. New for 2013 is an in-house made chronograph movement, as well as some surprisingly beautiful high-end piece. See our video with Mr. Hoffman and look out for coverage of new Ulysse Nardin watches soon.
Bell & Ross CEO Carlos Rosillo speaks to aBlogtoWatch at Baselworld presenting the brand’s new watches for 2013. We look at new BR01, BR03, and BR 123 and BR 126 models. Clearly more emphasis of aviation and aviation history. Later we looked at the watches and will continue to follow up with Bell & Ross’s new timepieces for this year.
I don’t miss a chance to spend time with Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, and honorary godfather of the modern luxury watch industry. While we do spend time talking about new Hublot watches and some of the interest things that happened at the Baselworld 2013 watch show.
Living in the UK and speaking to watch-lovers and people connected to the watch industry, conversations inevitably veer towards the phenomenon that is Bremont. Of note of course is the seemingly meteoric rise of the brand out of nowhere, and now, in its twelfth year in 2013, it has five main collections, a number of sold out limited editions, and legions of fans among celebrities and watch-lovers alike.
Each year at Baselworld we like to sit with Omega watches CEO Stephen Urquhart to discuss the business, the brand, and overall what is new for 2013. This year Mr. Urquhart speaks with aBlogtoWatch about some interesting details regarding Omega’s use of ceramic in their watches now and into the future, how features from the Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss anti-magnetic
Our meeting with HYT watches is very early on the first day of Baselworld 2013. We arrive at the HYT brand booth before it is totally set up. People around us are putting up displays and arranging neighboring booths in anticipation of 2013′s crowd of press, buyers, and the public. HYT CEO Vincent Perriard is…
Enrico Margaritelli’s brand CT Scuderia is going mechanical for 2013. A while ago I offered a review of their Corsa Chronograph. The interesting design has a stopwatch-style case that some people loved and some people had no draw too at all. At over $1,000….
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