1. How To Service The 234-Component Caliber 1861 Inside The Omega Speedmaster
It is often said that if a watch is properly serviced, it will outlast you easily. But what actually happens when you take a watch into service? Wonder no more, because this video will show you what goes on when you take a watch in for a complete servicing. In this case, an Omega Speedmaster with a caliber 1861 that has something like 234 components.
2. Seiko x Giugiaro SCED035 “Ripley” Review
If you are a hardcore fan of the Alien movie franchise, then this watch might be familiar to you. But if you are not, let me tell you a little more. It’s essentially a reissue of the Seiko x Giugiaro 7a28-7000 that Sigourney Weaver wore while playing Ellen Ripley in the 1986 classic, Aliens. It’s an odd-looking watch, and Seiko has Giorgetto Giugiaro to thank for that. Giugiaro is an Italian car designer, who worked on various Alfa Romeos and also the iconic BMW M1. The even more amazing thing is that this watch wasn’t actually designed for Aliens and that it was only through sheer luck that Weaver wore it. Nevertheless, looking back at it now, this seems to be the perfect watch for the job. We went hands-on with this watch a little while back, but if you can’t get enough, here’s even more to read about.
Source: Worn and Wound
3. Audemars Piguet Historian Michael Friedman And His Top 3 Of Audemars Piguet Watches
The “Holy Trinity” of Swiss watchmaking is widely regarded to consist of Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin. And of the three, Audemars Piguet is the youngest, as it was established in 1875. But even so, that’s still a long time ago, and the history of Audemars Piguet is no less interesting or less rich than the other two brands. Here, renowned Audemars Piguet historian Michael Friedman shares what are his top three favorite watches that Audemars Piguet has ever produced.
4. Building a Résumé Isn’t the First Priority
At just 46, Vincent Perriard is already a bona fide veteran of the watch industry. He started out at just 31 years of age as CEO of Brand DNA, an agency that consults for luxury brands, and at 37 was already CEO of the Concord brand. Two years on, he became CEO of TechnoMarine. Another three years later, he took on his current job as CEO of HYT, the independent watch brand that specializes in using liquid to indicate the time. In this interview, Perriard talks about his career, the watch industry, and his personal life.
Source: The New York Times
5. Hands-on Review – The New Seiko Prospex SRP series
Like so many other brands around the world, Seiko is taking a dip into its archives and looking to see if there’s anything worthwhile that could serve as an inspiration for a new watch. The recent Marine Master SBDX012 is a fantastic example. However, that watch was available only in Japan and was limited to just 1000 pieces. Chances are, they have all been snapped up by now. Fortunately, Seiko hasn’t forgotten its commitment to making affordable but good-value dive watches, and has promptly released the new Prospex SRP series that is based on the Seiko Turtle from the Seventies. It’s cliche to say this, but if you are looking for an all-around watch that you can take anywhere, you can do a lot worse than these new Seiko watches.