Twice weekly, aBlogtoWatch brings you two incredible podcasts for horology lovers. Every Monday, we have the Superlative Podcast, hosted by Ariel Adams as he talks with the people behind the brands and watches you love, and every Friday, we have aBlogtoWatch Weekly with Ariel and Rick as they talk about exciting news in the watch industry. Both shows are available on all major podcast platforms, and we would love to see you subscribe, rate, and review the shows if you enjoy listening!
This week on Superlative, our host Ariel Adams was joined by Sebastien Chaulmontet, Head of Innovation at Sellita, where they develop mainstream movements for a large number of brands. They start the show talking about how he came into the industry in a nontraditional way and how having a number of patents played a part in his entry. The two talk about why Sebastien likes working for movement companies, in general, as opposed to just watch brands, and how he sees the relationship between watch brands and movement manufacturers going forward. They touch on innovation in the movement industry and the current state of volume and demand. They deconstruct the marketing campaign that Apple did around the launch of the Apple Watch and how that grew interest in the product amongst many demographics — and what the watch industry could learn from observing.
On aBlogtoWatch Weekly, Ariel and Rick talked about how “Brick and Mortar” retail should deal with issues of supply and demand, the rise of brand operated stores, and the development of online watch media selling watches. They also review the Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem Automaton watch, the Tissot PRX Chronograph, and the Yes WorldWatch V7. To check out the articles they talked about in the show check out these links:
•Hands-On: Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem Automaton Watch
•Hands-On With The Yes WorldWatch V7: A Simple Look At A Complicated Watch
•Tissot Announces PRX Chronograph Watches
•What’s A Watch Retailer To Do?