The 2016 Video Year In Review

The  2016 Video Year In Review

It was by then that I snapped-to, acknowledged exactly where we were, and that we were accomplishing something extraordinary. Before long Mauro would steer the robot over-top the Daniels’ home – and afterward over our loaner Bentley as it traveled the renowned Isle of Man TT course, above green glades spotted with sheep and extremely old mansions ignoring the Irish Sea, lastly over the workshop of the incomparable Roger Smith, where inside Roger and his group were handcrafting the absolute most desired watches made today.

The video that emerged from this, The Road Through Britain: Episode 1 , is likely the piece I’m generally glad for this year. In any case, there were some more – on The Road Through Britain we would proceed to see the fundamental Harrison times at the Royal Observatory of Greenwich; prior in the year we visited NOMOS in Glashütte and Berlin; we took a gander at 140 or more Heuers on Jeff Stein’s kitchen counter in Atlanta; we talked watches and vehicles in a Santa Monica air terminal shelter with Spike Feresten; and in the HODINKEE workplaces we plunked down with John Mayer to talk IWC Big Pilots and with Howie Kendrick to discuss his wide-running vintage collection.

And to put a flawless little bow on our 2016 recordings, here’s a year in survey, with the presentation for every video from the actual story. Enjoy! 

A Week On The Wrist: The Omega Speedmaster 'First Omega In Space'

“This Week On The Wrist is the Omega Speedmaster “First Omega In Space,” a watch propelled by a verifiably significant model worn in space on October 3, 1962, by U.S. space explorer Walter Schirra – an occasion to which the new model owes its name. We raved about the FOIS when it was presented in 2012. A moderate physically twisted chronograph with extraordinary history, it appeared to hit a harmony with both the nostalgic, and those new to the brand. It positively looks like it, yet how can it feel on the wrist?”

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Jacob Arabo And Luca Soprana On The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon, A Tiny, Glittering Cosmos For Your Wrist

“Not in vain is Jacob Arabo, author of Jacob & Co., known for his adornments and furthermore for his precious stone set high gems watches. He’s likewise popular for having been the first to mine the convergence between high extravagance and mainstream society, and however big names have been a member to extravagance advertising however long there have been superstars, it was truly Jacob who was liable for making extravagance watches optimistic for popular music big names and their fans – just as for film stars, supermodels, and other major media figures. Throughout the most recent 10 years, notwithstanding, he’s likewise moved into horology in a more specialized manner, making mechanical watches highlighting uncommon complications that truly figure out how to be significantly not the same as what any other person is doing.”

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Talking Watches With Phil Toledano

“You don’t meet individuals like Phil Toledano regularly. Truth be told, I can’t say I’ve at any point met somebody very like Phil Toledano, ever. By name, you may believe he’s a common person from Jersey. He’s most certainly not. Brought into the world in London to a French-Moroccan mother and American dad – a craftsman himself – Toledano is a reasonable craftsman of some note. His extremely sharp mind and jolly assessment – the sort that produces jokes continuously – has made Toledano something of a faction hero in the workmanship world. He’ll make statements like, “I’m English, so I’m not scared by death, or the disgrace of an enormous pee spot on my pants,” one moment – ever the light spot in any discussion – while at the same time making frequenting, and really close to home work that uncovers a lot further glance at his general surroundings. He’s additionally a watch, and vehicle, collector.”

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The Road Through Britain Episode 4: Somlo Antiques

“If you need to buy a vintage Omega watch from an approved vendor, there’s in a real sense just one shop in the whole world that can help you: Somlo Antiques & Omega Vintage. The little shop situated at the northwest corner of the Burlington Arcade has next to no to do with British watchmaking – other than the reality it’s claimed and worked by an Englishman with an inclination for British pocket watches – yet we just needed to make a stop in London to perceive any reason why it’s the objective for everything vintage Omega.”

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Inside The Manufacture: A Visit To NOMOS Glashütte, From Design To Production

“Late a year ago, our trusty maker, Will, and I had the delight of going to Germany to visit the people from NOMOS Glashütte – a brand that is no more abnormal to us at HODINKEE, or you, as perusers of HODINKEE. NOMOS is a little free watch brand of approximately 260 workers situated in Berlin and Glashütte with a basic objective – to make (generally) in-house, reasonable, and all around planned wristwatches. No quartz, simply ordinary all around made developments that range in expense, for most of the assortment, somewhere in the range of $1,500 and $4,000 – an honorable objective if there at any point was one. We know this, however I needed to know more, so that in detail, I could address the inquiries “who or what is NOMOS?” and “how would they do what they do?”. In this extraordinary Inside The Manufacture, I’ll answer this for you. In the first place, look at the video above, and afterward read on.”

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MakerBot Founder Bre Pettis Launches A Watch Company Based In The Brooklyn Navy Yard

“When 3D printing pioneer Bre Pettis set out to make a watch, he needed it to be in excess of a watch. He needed it to be, in his own words, “a gold decoration of companionship” that he could hand to the main individuals in his day to day existence. All things considered, it’s been a couple of years since that underlying idea, and after much turn of events, and a few organizations with a couple of impossible producers, we have the Bre & Co. Origami Watch.”

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John Mayer Talks Original IWC Big Pilot, The New Big Pilot Collection, And The Infamous Letter

“One of the most well known recordings we could possibly do here on HODINKEE was Talking Watches With John Mayer. It was, in reality, expected to be an irregular – a gander at a notable watch sweetheart’s #1 pieces. That video circulated right back in October of 2013, and cutting straight to the chase, we were simply making things up along the way – two people discussing a couple of watches with Will there to film it. Presently, 22 scenes later, it’s protected to say Talking Watches is one of our benchmark publication items; thus we figured it very well may be kinda amusing to bring back our unique visitor – Mr. John Mayer – to get the discussion and spotlight on only one of his numerous horological interests – IWC.”

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Talking Watches With Howie Kendrick

“If you’re an aficionado of vintage watches, and you end up being on Instagram, at that point you probably know the username “HKendrick47.” You may not, in any case, know who this vintage-watch-cherishing, Leica-shooting man truly is. Howie Kendrick, or Howard Kendrick, as his companions call him, is genuinely perhaps the most amicable person you’ll at any point meet, inside or outside of watches. Subsequent to going through nine years with Major League Baseball’s Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels, he got across town to join the Dodgers in 2014. He’s a fan top choice in Los Angeles for his consistently sure air, family-first attitude, and his certifiable interest in interfacing with baseball, photography, and watch sweethearts everywhere on the world. Howie Kendrick is likewise, supposedly, the solitary expert baseball player to genuinely gather vintage watches. This is your authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles Dodgers.”

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The Road Through Britain Episode 3: Bremont Watch Company

“Until now, this arrangement has zeroed in on watchmakers with a fairly little crowd. Yet, there are others In Britain expecting to persuade more noteworthy quantities of customers, and maybe even test the Swiss in the long haul. One such company is obviously, Bremont. In the current week’s scene, we visit the company’s offices in Silverstone and Henley-on-Thames, to discover exactly that they are so near crossing over that gap.”

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Inside The Overseas Collection With Vacheron Constantin Artistic Director Christian Selmoni

“This year at the SIHH, Vacheron Constantin acquainted a significant update with their Overseas Collection. Kindly go along with us, and Vacheron Constantin’s Artistic Director, Christian Selmoni, as he clarifies the significance of the assortment to Vacheron, and how it communicates the company’s association with its past and assumptions for the future.”

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Talking Watches With Jeff Stein

“There aren’t such a large number of individuals in the watch world like Jeff Stein. Of course, there are genuine admirers of a solitary class – yet few commit such a lot of enthusiasm, such a lot of energy, thus much an ideal opportunity to any one single sort of watch, and have done as such for as numerous years and with as much force as Jeff Stein. Stein is the author and proprietor of OnTheDash, the undisputed hero of vintage Heuer on the web. The asset has a functioning gathering, unique stories (most composed by Stein), and an unmatched degree of data pretty much everything vintage Heuer. It will not come as an unexpected that Mr. Stein is, indeed, a Heuer authority of some note. This is your authority Talking Watches with OnTheDash originator Jeff Stein.”

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Watch Shopping Chicago: A Visit To The New Marshall Pierce

“It appears as though the possibility of the family-run, multi-brand, approved watch store is going the method of the dodo, as extravagance bunches push to control each part of appropriation (counting the edge) through manufacturing plant claimed shops. What we as buyers miss with these hyper-controlled selling conditions is the chance to see watches from numerous brands close to one another, and to set up a relationship with individuals behind the actual store. In the event that free and family possessed is serious for a watch brand, shouldn’t it be for a retailer?”

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The Road Through Britain Episode 2: Robert Loomes

“For a few years now, quite possibly the most mainstream graduation presents for understudies living in Stamford, England, has been a mechanical watch. I’m not kidding. In any case, not the thoughtful made by Rolex, or Omega, or some other Swiss production besides. No, teens have been taking their folks to the town’s neighborhood watchmaker, Robert Loomes, all things considered. The Robin (for men) and the Robina (for ladies) have been high on their most-needed rundown since the Englishman began returning watches in shop windows to 2011.”

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Instructions to Service The 234-Component Caliber 1861 Inside The Omega Speedmaster

“Over the previous year and a half – truly since the presentation of that watch from the natural product company – individuals have asked myself and my partners how huge of a danger these new sorts of watches will be to the conventional mechanical watch industry. Of course, present day watch deals are down year-over-year, however is that truly because of the presentation of the Apple Watch and its advanced brethren? Uncertainty it. There is a horde of dangers to the Swiss watch industry, going from extravagance charges in China to a maturing child of post war America age to a large scale level financial downturn. 

But one thing the watch business can take care of and isn’t, is the gross, net absence of servicemen and ladies ready to fix the large numbers of watches siphoned out of Switzerland every year. Consider that there are essentially more old watches that need administration every year, than there are new watches that should be made – but then, however the Swiss put so remarkably into watchmakers for creation, the business overall appears to scarcely consider after-deals administration. In this video, we head up to Manfredi Jewels in Greenwich, CT, to discuss this, and see why now like never before we need qualified repairmen by means of an itemized take a gander at overhauling perhaps the most famous watches ever – the Omega Speedmaster.”

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A Week On The Wrist: The Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727

“Here’s the thing. At the point when most watch people think about the best and most splendid in very good quality watchmaking today, we frequently notice names like Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, F.P. Journe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin. Oddly enough, the name Breguet doesn’t typically show up. Why? It’s difficult to say, on the grounds that Breguet, at any rate the authentic brand, is totally the most significant on the whole of watchmaking. Yet, is Breguet of today the legitimate beneficiary to the brand that Abraham-Louis fabricated, or is it essentially another name picked by a gathering of adroit financial backers from the tombstone of a Swiss (all things considered, French for this situation; Breguet’s covered in Père Lachaise, in Paris) memorial park? This watch, the Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727 answers this inquiry – and unfalteringly. Breguet is here to play, and create totally captivating watches today. How about we get into what I mean.”

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Reference Points: The Complete History Of The F.P. Journe Tourbillon, As Told By Francois-Paul Journe Himself

“There is definitely not a more entrancing watchmaker on the planet than Francois-Paul Journe. He is undeniably skilled, an academic style specialized virtuoso who really focuses not on the conventional merriments that are regularly connected with being a watch industry leader. This is likely on the grounds that he isn’t indeed a watch industry leader by any stretch of the imagination – F.P. Journe himself sits on the upper level of his midtown Geneva fabricate, far away from the showcasing and activities directors, with the wide range of various watchmakers. He’s enchanting when he needs to be, rough when he doesn’t. F.P. Journe is an extraordinary man, and the tourbillon is a unique thing to him. Today, we take you through all of F.P. Journe’s tourbillons to date. What’s more, to portray the story? Mr. Francois-Paul Journe himself. Obviously.”

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Talking Watches With Spike Feresten

“If you know comedy or in the event that you know vehicles, you know Spike Feresten. Spike has been a pillar of the American comedy scene for as much as twenty years – getting his beginning as the assistant at Saturday Night Live (where he acquired the moniker “Spike”) prior to becoming a standard essayist for SNL, zeroing in intensely on the then Dennis Miller-facilitated Weekend Update. He would proceed to compose for Late Night With David Letterman and at last end up as the creator of a few of the most notable scenes of the most notorious sitcom ever. I’m discussing Seinfeld, and Spike’s scenes incorporate “The Soup Nazi,” “The Wig Master,”  and “The Muffin Tops,” just to give some examples. Like I said, iconic.”

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The Road Through Britain Episode 5: The Royal Observatory Of Greenwich

“Sadly, every excursion should come to an end, and our own was no special case. In the wake of going through 12 days out and about, covering in excess of 1,000 miles across Great Britain, including many stopped in a ship across the Irish Sea, the end goal was in our sights, and fortunate for us, it was advantageously set apart on the ground. The Greenwich Meridian would flag the finish of an epic street trip.”

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In Depth: The Patek Philippe 1518 In Steel

“This weekend in Geneva, Phillips will unload the Patek Philippe 1518 in hardened steel – seemingly the best wristwatch on the planet. This uncommon piece is obfuscated in secret and could bring North of $5 million when the mallet comes down. Little is thought about its set of experiences, however today, our originator Ben Clymer, reveals a little insight into the subject with three video interviews and a definite history of every illustration of the world’s most collectible watch.”

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A Week On The Wrist: The Blancpain Villeret Ultra-Slim Complete Calendar In White Gold, A Modern Take On The Complication

“At when Blancpain was occupied with building up the primary genuine jump watch – the Fifty Fathoms preceded the Submariner, and don’t allow anybody to disclose to you in any case – triple schedules with moon stages were extremely popular. During the 1950s, it appeared to be preferred each company had one in their portfolio, including Rolex. Today, you could say the inverse is valid. Jump watches are all over the place while Blancpain is one of a more modest gathering of produces with a complete schedule moonphase still in its line-up. I went through seven days with the Villeret Ultra-Slim Complete Calendar in white gold, the cutting edge manifestation of a work of art, and the outcomes were nothing if not interesting.”

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Talking Watches With Roni Madhvani

“You know, since we began Talking Watches about 21 scenes prior, we’ve included some inconceivable and changed assortments – “shifted” being the watchword here. Of course, the entirety of the authorities we’ve addressed have had some minor departure from a topic that drove their inclinations, however today, we investigate a man who has a particular concentration in gathering – that of molded, time-just watches from the incredible brands of the 20th century. Roni Madhvani has been gathering looks for more than 30 years, and however his nation of origin of Uganda has minimal in the method of a gathering community (#redbarkempala coming soon?), he has constructed long-standing fellowships around the globe in his movements. His assortment is exceptional, people. This is your authority Talking Watches with Roni Madhvani.”

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The Road Through Britain Episode 1: Roger W. Smith

“If it wasn’t for the excellent coastline that showed up as we drove up the Mountain Course, or the proof of the island’s most popular race, the unbelievable and in some cases deadly Isle of Man TT, found through notice signs at each tight twist, it would have been not difficult to think we were driving towards La Vallée de Joux. The street that prompts Roger W. Smith’s far off workshop isn’t so unique in relation to the one that prompts Philippe Dufour’s. It is singular, slicing through fields that stretch as should be obvious, and gives off an impression of being going toward the path inverse human advancement. However, while the Swiss can reprimand custom for their disconnection, this present Brit’s outcast gives off an impression of being self-imposed.”

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