October 21, 2022
For this episode of aBlogtoWatch Weekly, David is away on a secret trip where he has signed a strict non-disclosure agreement and can’t tell anyone where he is going, so Ariel and Rick are joined by Simon from Escapement24 to talk about all of the new releases from this week in the world of watches. After briefly discussing NDAs and what type of agreement David might have signed, our trio of hosts turn their attention to integrated bracelet sports watches, and how the widespread popularity of the genre is slightly puzzling given that no one actually wears a metal bracelet watch as their preferred timepiece while playing sports. From there, the conversation shifts to how it seems to be exclusively watches that remain highly desirable when they show heavy signs of age, and how the concept of desirable patina seems to be virtually non-existent within the traditional jewelry industry. Next, we get a bit of last week’s show this week, as we circle back to note that Invicta is actually one of the brands that engraves its name on the side of watch cases, along with mentioning that the recent change in UK legislature that was going to make it an excellent place for Americans to purchase luxury watches has recently been reversed, meaning that there is no reason for us to book a flight to visit the boutique.
The discussion then shifts to all of the new watch releases from this week, starting with the TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Chronograph Tourbillon. After briefly contemplating the type of buyer this watch is intended to target, our hosts get into the details behind how our global economy makes it hard for brands to control their image within specific markets, along with how certain releases simply are intended for very specific regions but end up getting seen by a global audience due to how everything is connected. Next, our hosts turn their attention to the new Bremont releases and how the Supernova and its integrated bracelet fit into the rest of the brand’s current lineup, given the radical aesthetic departure it represents from the rest of Bremont’s offerings. After briefly discussing Ariel’s recent SUPERLATIVE podcast interview with watch industry author Pierre-Yves Donzé, our hosts examine the Hublot Big Bang E FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 smartwatch within the context of what responsibilities luxury brands have when it comes to the support of global issues. Originally, the show was supposed to end with reviews of three different chronographs at different price points from Timex, Tissot, and Longines. However, just as our hosts were just about to stop recording, Patek Philippe announced a handful of new watches, including the new Nautilus ref. 5811 in white gold. Consequently, our hosts extend this week’s episode by a few minutes to offer their initial thoughts on the next generation of Patek Philippe’s internationally recognizable hype watch.
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This episode features Ariel and Rick plus Simon from Escapement24.
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