In this episode of aBlogtoWatch Weekly, Ariel, Rick, and David sit down with Paul (@f1ptb) to discuss some of their favorite new releases from Geneva Watch Days, along with the latest news and reviews from the greater world of watches. To kick off the show, our quartet of hosts briefly discuss the prices of cheeseburgers in Geneva before diving into a conversation about whether or not watch brands are actually listening to the people who buy their products and the overall influence of the collecting community within the industry. The discussion then turns to some of the watches that serve as examples of when brands have given the public more-or-less exactly what it wants, with the new Tudor Pelagos 39 serving as a perfect instance of how a company can look at the data and create a watch that is (almost) exactly like what people have been asking them to make for years.
After getting into the details over whether or not the Tudor Pelagos 39 should even be considered a new watch when it is really more of an extension to the existing range, the show takes a brief moment to listen to a message from Rick’s wife, Mrs. ABlogtoWatch Weekly. During last week’s episode, Ariel brought up the point about how the Western world needs to find new occasions to buy watches for each other, and somehow Rick forgot to mention that he and his wife recently took their daughter watch shopping to get her a graduation present. After getting filled in on the experience and learning that Rick’s daughter also has expensive taste when it comes to timepieces, it’s back to new watch releases and discussing a few personal favorites from Geneva Watch Days. We learn that David’s favorite new launch from the show was the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima Special Edition, before before our hosts dive into a conversation about the Golden Hour from Mr. Jones Watches, the new Nicolas Rieussec Chronographs from Montblanc, and whether or not Carl F. Bucherer should be considered a retailer brand or watch manufacturer.
Each week, the editors of the timepiece enthusiast publication aBlogtoWatch.com come together to discuss some of the latest new releases and hottest industry stories for the aBlogtoWatch Weekly news podcast program. Listeners can learn more by clicking on any link below to view the articles discussed by the aBlogtoWatch crew in the program.
This episode features Ariel, Rick, David, and Paul.
- 06:03 — Is Anyone Listening? A Glance At The Watch Community’s Influence On The Industry | aBlogtoWatch
- 13:34 — Hands-On: Tudor Pelagos 39 Titanium Dive Watch | aBlogtoWatch
- 19:08 — A Word from Mrs. ABlogtoWatch Weekly
- 35:51 — Hands-On: Mr. Jones Watch The Golden Hour Celebrates English Gardens | aBlogtoWatch
- 38:40 — Montblanc Debuts New Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Watches | aBlogtoWatch
- 45:16 — Carl F. Bucherer Debuts 40mm Manero Flyback Watches | aBlogtoWatch
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