Our friends at The Watches TV had a chance to see the Hermès watches for 2020 – and they (and we) were in luck to also hear from La Montre Hermès CEO Laurent Dordet. Host Marc André Deschoux goes through the new Hermès pieces one by one, beginning with the 2020 L’Heure de la Lune, the first version of which launched in 2019, which he thinks is “A super-hot watch.” Things go seriously wacky from there.
The Watches TV visited Vacheron Constantin’s Geneva boutique to talk with the brand’s style and heritage director Christian Selmoni, who provided the story of the new Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton, which you can watch in this aesthetic five-minute video.
GaryG shares his thoughts on if/how the impact of COVID-19 has affected some of the issues brought up in Apocalypse II, the 2019 Dubai Watch Week Horology Forum panel discussing impact of connected watches and technology.
The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon almost serves the timekeeping function as a side dish: the most eye-catching part of this watch is the sapphire crystal engine block with 16 working “pistons” and a “crankshaft.” It is absolutely mesmerizing to see these little pistons do the same work that their life-size W16 cousins do. Check out this video to see it for yourself!
Inspired by a bulldog, MB&F’s Horological Machine No. 10 features a rounded, stocky body; the time display forms its eyes; and the stout legs form the lugs, hugging its owner fiercely and loyally. But what is more likely to attract your eye are the wildly canine jaws with teeth that open and shut according to the amount of tension in the mainspring. The Watches TV takes a close look (but not too close – woof!).
Petermann Bédat is a young company comprising a youthful duo of independent watchmakers by the names of Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat. Their first watch features a deadbeat style of seconds created with the help of grand master Dominique Renaud. Our friends at The Watches TV hosted Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat in their Geneva studio to find out more. Watch their talk here!
Roland Murphy is a red-blooded watchmaker, and in this well-shot video by The Naked Watchmaker that comes out in full force. Asked what he likes least about the business he’s in, for example, Murphy reveals that he is less of a businessman and more of a creator.
The short documentary film ‘Time Piece’ features two of the world’s best living watchmakers, Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter, and provides excellent insight into what makes the watches by these masters so special.
GaryG chats with A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid in an Instagram Live video, and the pair laugh about serious and not-so-serious topics, including toy cars and real cars. Join the conversation here.
The lion’s share of high-end watch brands come from French- and German-speaking regions, so their correct pronunciations are not always obvious or easy. This fun video by our friends at The Watches TV demonstrates the correct pronunciations and highlights a few common mistakes. And it will make you smile 🙂