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Talking Watches With Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson is the kind of fellow who doesn’t have to live in Silicon Valley with the remainder of his world – he is the head of Market Development for Facebook – or in Beverly Hills with different tycoons; he’d like to live in a Ray Kappe-planned home on the water in Manhattan Beach – the sort of home you may, and really saw, in Dwell Magazine . To lay it out plainly, Matt Jacobson’s life isn’t about abundance – it’s an expertly determined equation that suits him and him alone consummately. His watch assortment follows suit. This is Talking Watches with Matt Jacobson.

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The Making Of F.P. Journe’s Most Complicated Watch

In the world of high complications, the grande and modest sonnerie holds an extremely extraordinary spot, well above even part seconds chronographs, unending schedules, and positively over the once-blessed tourbillon. There are nevertheless a little small bunch of watchmakers, as people, or as brands, equipped for delivering such a watch. It is that extraordinary, and François-Paul Journe launched his Sonnerie Souveraine back in 2006, by himself.

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Presenting The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second And Universal Time

Today we will show both of you new watches. They are new as in they are completely at no other time seen references, with altogether new types as well as totally new types constructed a totally new way. Yet, these watches won’t stun you – Jaeger-LeCoultre is excessively sharp for that. No, these two watches are a continuation of a topic originally set out by the’s watchmaker in spring of 2014. It was then that we saw the resurrection of the Geophysic, an old style watch with a uniquely tuned development that would give stunning precision and strength without forfeiting class. Today, we make this thought two strides further.

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Talking Watches With Raúl De Molina

There’s a decent chance a significant number of you haven’t knew about Raúl de Molina, that is except if you’re a standard Univision viewer. His every day TV program, El Gordo y la Flaca, is the most mainstream show on the network, and really sees a greater number of viewers than competing shows on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox, combined. Before becoming a TV character, he worked as an AP and superstar picture taker, presently sits on the host committee of Art Basel, and goes about as a diplomat for Louis Vuitton. He’s additionally a watch authority – this is Talking Watches with Raúl de Molina.

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Inside The Archives Of The Tudor Watch Company

We will warn you at the present time – this one gets geeky. Yet, we imply that in the most ideal way. In the course of recent years, there has been an expanded interest in the authentic watches from the Tudor Watch Company – presumably because of the fabulous modern watches shown by the brand. We’re talking the Heritage Chronograph , the Black Bay , the Pelagos , the Heritage Advisor , and the Ranger . A considerable lot of the watches referenced here are immediate consequences of authentic watches from the Tudor archives, a rich bank of splendid tones and danger taking plans. Today, we are glad to give you an exceptional look inside the official archives of the Tudor Watch Company. Indeed, these are simply the watches owned by Tudor, large numbers of which have never left its Geneva Headquarters – and this incorporates more than one model that was never placed into production.

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Reference Points: Understanding The Omega Speedmaster

Welcome to the third portion of Reference Points, our arrangement that investigates probably the main groups of watches in history ( Episode 1 included the whole assortment of interminable schedule chronographs from Patek Philippe , and Episode 2 highlighted the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona ). In this scene, we look at the unbelievable Omega Speedmaster, a watch that has become a brand unto itself in the course of the most recent 50 years. We’ll analyze the birthplaces of the Speedmaster, its movement into the “space watch” that we know today, and how it has developed over the course of the years with a unique 11-minute video, a nitty gritty glance at each watch throughout the long term, and a quick reference guide.

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Talking Watches With Andre Iguodala

This is the late spring of Andre Iguodala. The 31-year-old little forward for the Golden State Warriors is new off winning the MVP of the current year’s NBA finals. He’s flying everywhere on the world conversing with specialists and planners, introducing at the ESPY Awards, and becoming the ruler of New York Men’s Fashion Week. In between everything, he plunked down with us to discuss something that he holds extremely near his heart – watches. This is your authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala.

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In the background With The New Tiffany & Co. CT60 Collection

Since Tiffany was established in 1837, they’ve sold a practically mind blowing assortment of amazingly delightful things, and it’s become one of those retailers that additionally has about it the quality of restrictiveness we partner with a firm that gives a peacefully lovely shopping climate, yet additionally establishes plans worthy of that climate. Over the many, numerous a long time since Tiffany went into business in New York, they’ve worked with the absolute most regarded names in watchmaking, including Rolex, and Patek Philippe (for example, you can find out about the yearly schedule Patek Reference 5396G delivered with Tiffany in 2012 here ; and as an example of a cooperation from years passed by, there’s our inclusion of a wonderful Patek/Tiffany split seconds chronograph , dating from 1960 .

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Talking Watches With Jason Singer

Over my time in watches, I have been fortunate enough to become acquainted for certain genuinely extraordinary scholars and gatherers. The best scholars – the people that lead our investigation and translation of collectible watches – are frequently quiet, saved individuals who do what they do on the grounds that they love and want to comprehend watches for everybody, not to look good or conscience. The man you are going to meet has been gathering watches for a very long time, he is an American, and up to this point, not many external his nearest circles (think Aurel Bacs and John Goldberger) knew his name. He has been quietly accumulating a really world-class assortment that will totally leave you in sudden stunning exhibition – he gathers just the most extraordinary and just indisputably the best quality. This, our 15th scene, is your authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with Jason Singer.

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Three On Three: Comparing The Patek Philippe 5170G, The Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph, And The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down

There is an exceptional thing about a hand-completed, physically wound, in-house chronograph. It is a classification that houses so many of the watches to which so many of us seek to own – and today we will compare three of the absolute best accessible in the world today. This unique HODINKEE Three On Three pits heavyweight competitors from A. Lange & Söhne, Vacheron Constantin, and Patek Philippe against each other in a few classifications: plan, completing, wearability, and collectibility. The thing about this comparison is, quite just, there is no wrong choice – we intentionally chose the best physically wound chronographs we could consider – all valued also – to have the option to feature each watch’s qualities and weaknesses, of which there are many.

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Active With The Entire Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary Collection, Including The Grandmaster Chime

In October of 2014, Patek Philippe introduced an assortment of pieces that the world had been waiting 25 years to see. It was Patek who in 1989 launched the actual idea of commemorative watches with its 150th commemoration assortment and who today actually collects more consideration than any other individual in the world of haute horlogerie. We have just shown you the essentials of what comprises the Patek 175 assortment (see here , here , here , and here ) however today we will go involved with all the pieces, just as separate a smidgen more about what this assortment could possibly mean long haul. Also, indeed, we do separate the $2,500,000 Grandmaster Chime for you.

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Talking Watches With Brad Farmerie

Welcome to scene 18 of Talking Watches. Today we’re plunking down with Brad Farmerie, the chief chef behind a few of the most sizzling New York City restaurants at the present time. In the wake of sharpening his specialty in London during the 1990s, Farmerie got back to the U.S. in 2003 to open Public Restaurant, which would acquire the pined for Michelin Star a small bunch of years after the fact. In 2011, Saxon + Parole opened its entryways, and it is here that we met to examine his mindfully curated assortment. This is Talking Watches with Brad Farmerie.

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A. Lange & Söhne Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

There is something positively extraordinary about A. Lange & Söhne. You can feel it the first occasion when you venture inside any of Lange’s boutiques , or see the posterior of a Datograph interestingly. There hushes up greatness everywhere. Each Lange watch is made completely in-house, and has been for quite a while. In this unique HODINKEE video, we take you inside the Lange fabricate in Glashütte for a gander at what make this German brand so uncommon. It ought to be noticed that we were among the absolute last gatherings to be allowed to photo and film inside the Lange fabricate – pushing ahead photography will be disallowed – which makes this look significantly more special.

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Talking Watches With William Massena

Say the name “William Massena” over on the now-20-year-old pages of the watch sweethearts’ discussion Timezone.com , and many will withdraw in dread. William has been the long-term overseeing head of the uber gathering, and before that, was one if its soonest clients and arbitrators – back when I, and a considerable lot of our colleagues, were in evaluation school. William grew up around watches, spending his formative years in a Swiss all inclusive school prior to entering the world of money, just to be pulled back into watches. He is one of only a handful few men in this industry that has seen numerous sides of watches – from news coverage, to retail, to counseling, to barters. His effect on watches possibly grew when he acknowledged a situation as a jury individual from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, and today, I am glad to welcome my dear companion, and somebody from whom I have adapted so much, to HODINKEE. This is your authority Talking Watches with William Massena.

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Giulio Papi Explains The New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher Limited Edition

It’s quite possibly the most progressive mechanical planning frameworks at any point made: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher. Understanding it takes a little work, however good for you – we got Giulio Papi, the splendid complications expert who really planned it, to disclose to you exactly how it works its magic.

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Talking Watches With José Bautista

José Bautista pounds baseballs professionally. In 2010, the previous low maintenance player detonated on the scene for the Toronto Blue Jays with a Major League-driving 54 grand slams. He hasn’t slowed down since; in the course of the last six seasons, he has hit the most grand slams taking all things together of expert baseball. (Bautista completed the as of late completed 2015 season with 40 homers; his Blue Jays start the end of the season games on October eighth against the Texas Rangers.) And so when all that achievement prompted a worthwhile, multi-year contract, José chose to reward himself by reviving a childhood energy: watches. This is your authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with Toronto Blue Jays slugger José Bautista.

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My Thoughts On The TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch, By Kevin Rose

Today, TAG Heuer reported the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch, which is powered by Intel hardware and Google’s Wear OS. While it probably won’t include the best in class in the undeniably crowded wearable-tech market, it may very well be – because of a unique exchange program – the smartwatch of choice for the stalwart TAG Heuer fan.

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The Shockingly Thin Piaget Altiplano Chronograph Explained By Piaget CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger

The chronograph is a determinedly troublesome complication to deliver – that much we know. All things considered, up until around 15 years prior there were not exactly a modest bunch of physically wound chronographs in existence. Another extraordinary tenet of watchmaking is that of the super flimsy development, a claim to fame for all intents and purposes owned nowadays however no one except for Piaget. It was last December that we got a brief look at a really uncommon watch – the Piaget Alitplano Chronograph – a physically wound, in-house chronograph with fly-back mechanism and GMT work that was just 8.24 mm thick. Starting today, this amazing watch is in stores, and we thought it was worth returning to this extraordinary piece by allowing Philippe Leopold-Metzger, Piaget’s worldwide CEO, to disclose it to you.

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Talking Watches With Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward’s Icon 4×4’s are worked starting from the earliest stage, keeping the vintage styling that we all adoration such a great amount in the early Ford Broncos and Toyota FJ’s, however now they are carbon covered, and highlight totally front line technology. Symbol makes simply a small bunch of trucks each year – now with a waiting rundown over around three years for a new request – and they have become something of a calling card for those up to date. In going romping circles, Jonathan Ward is a hero, yet what many may not know is that a significant number of the plans and materials you find in these fantastic six-figure trucks really come from Jonathan’s watch fixation. This is your authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with Icon 4×4’s Jonathan Ward.

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A Visit To Seiko Japan

While “watchmaking” and “Switzerland” are on occasion viewed as equivalent – in any event by the overall population – watch fans are adroitly aware of the rich assembling legacy past the Swiss line, in spots like Germany , Britain , and Japan. Several months back, a few individuals from the HODINKEE group had the chance to pay a comprehensive visit to the last mentioned, where we were offered admittance to two of Seiko’s assembling offices, just as the Seiko Museum. In this, the most recent portion of our “Inside the Manufacture” arrangement, we investigate the watchmakers and cycles behind the expansive scope of Seiko contributions, including mechanical, quartz, Astron GPS Solar, and Spring Drive models. From Tokyo toward the northern city of Morioka and back south to Shiojiri, we jumbled the island country, covering approximately 500 miles by rapid train throughout a week. For a recap of our little Japanese experience, if it’s not too much trouble, make the most of our unique video and photos.

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Talking Watches With Tony Fadell

The name Tony Fadell doesn’t ring as boisterous as some others when talking about rulers of Silicon Valley – Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg – however to the individuals who know, Tony Fadell is now a symbol of designing, business venture, and item plan. It was Fadell who, during the 1990s, worked tenaciously to construct the idea of hand-held computing gadgets while working for General Magic. His software would power Sony’s initial Magic Link gadget, and he assumed an enormous part in Philips Electronics’ Palm Pilot competitors. However, by the last part of the ’90s, he was certain he wanted to go out all alone, establishing Fuse Systems and pitching the possibility of a compact music player to a small bunch technology companies (and even a watch company!), all ineffectively. In 2001, he deserted the possibility of a startup and joined Apple to work intently on an item that would come to characterize the 21st century – the iPod.

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