For this episode of SUPERLATIVE, aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams chats with Bill Prince, Acting Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* and author of Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon. The two start off with a heady conversation on the notion of time, ease seamlessly into instruments that measure time and why watches emerged victorious over other options, discuss the importance of curiosity and community in the watch world, and examine why the Royal Oak could not have been by any other brand than Audemars Piguet. Plus, a discussion of the merits of smartwatches and whether a smart Royal Oak is possible. Listen below or on the player of your choice.
Bill Prince is the Acting Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* magazine, which focuses on architecture, interiors, fashion, art and contemporary lifestyle. He also writes men’s style and luxury for Daily Telegraph and is a contributor to Vanity Fair On Time. He was previously the Deputy Editor at British GQ. The newly released book on the Royal Oak was released to coincide with the model’s 50th anniversary in 2022. Prince has been a Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève academy member since 2020 and served as a juror in 2021.