For this episode of aBlogtoWatch Weekly, Ariel is heading to Switzerland to cover the exciting upcoming launch with Norkine, so Rick and David are joined by George Bamford from Bamford’s watch department and Simon from Escapement24. After learning that George enjoys roller skating, our hosts briefly discuss Queen Elizabeth II’s recent funeral before diving into a deeper conversation about watch companies and their brand ambassadors. After talking about why Roger Federer is a good ambassador for Rolex and who could fill his shoes, the discussion turned to Richard Mille and some of the genius tactics used by famous people to increase their exposure. Its clocks. After the conversation about brand ambassadors ends, we learn about the stainless steel Rolex sports watch that Simon recently gave up on the opportunity to buy at Simon Retail, thinking that profitable behavior would take away from this passion. Eloquently, “Every time someone buys a watch as an investment, the watch fairy dies somewhere.”
From there, our quartet of hosts begin talking about the various watches they regret passing up, and we learn that Rick has probably bought too many watches over the past few years. After spending some time on missed opportunities, this is an in-depth conversation about the new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Sejima Edition and why this mirror-finished watch is absolutely stunning, even if it completely fails at one actual function of a wristwatch. You take time easily and straightforwardly. With all our hosts agreeing that the Sejima Edition Octo design is the model that officially proves iconic, the discussion is on how the new Tag Heuer Formula 1 watches and the modern range fit into the rich heritage created by the originals. . After figuring out what everyone’s favorite colors were, our hosts closed the show by talking a bit about the Tag Heuer brand, as well as the overall importance of the Formula 1 collection to the brand outside of watch enthusiast circles.
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This episode features Rick and David, George Bamford from Bamford’s Watch Department and Simon from Escapement 24.
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