Misadventures in podcasting

Habring 2 Foudroyante

Disclosure: there is no financial relationship between me and Time4APint. Baises: (PRO) I am naturally biased towards #watchnerds, although I remain sceptical of public attention. This post therefore reflects my positive feelings towards the podcasts Chris Mann has published, as well as the get-togethers he arranges. Sometimes it’s best just to admit when you’re wrong….

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IWC celebrates 35th anniversary of the Ocean 2000

Disclosure (click for Disclosure statement): no money, services or payment in kind was received in return for writing this unbidden ‘blog post. Biases (click for a page explaining bias in ‘blogging): (Pro) I am a keen SCUBA diver and freediver, and a huge fan of dive watches; I’ve always wanted to own an Ocean 2000; I love the bezel on the IWC 3536 and I’ve written about Aquatimers…

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Poetry in motion: a visit to Agenhor SA

The first thing that strikes you when you walk through the door of Agenhor SA‘s headquarters in Meyrin, just a few kilometres from Geneva Airport, is that this small, independent watchmaking company takes two things incredibly seriously: the sustainability of its building; and its intellectual property. The latter is illustrated by stencils of Agenhor’s patented gears that…

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Cnidarian dreams: MB&F’s HM7 Aquapod

In the latter part of the 19th century, as museums became more popular, their curators struggled to portray the intricacies of flowers and (in particular) marine invertebrates in three dimensions. While mammals and hard-bodied animals were relatively straightforward to catch, stuff and mount, the beauty of an anemone, or the radial symmetry of a jellyfish, was a…

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A crafted movement

There’s a thread that runs through many of my posts, but one I rarely mention: luxury. Luxury is often defined as an “inessential, desirable item which is expensive or difficult to obtain”, but over the past decade, it’s become less about the money (perhaps) and even less about the materials. Rather, luxury appears to have regressed,…

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2016: a #nerdseye view

It started, as it always seems to nowadays, during the final weeks of the previous year: pre-SIHH announcements littered December, as the Richemont brands clambered to fill the dead space of the Holiday Season. IWC updated the Aquatimer range with new colour ways, while Jaeger-LeCoultre teased the Reverso Tribute Duo for the 85th anniversary of…

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Looking to the future: Fabergé’s visionnaire

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

Last month, my friend and fellow ‘blogger @horologium suggested that we visit the Fabergé boutique on Grafton Street, ostensibly to see the new Visionnaire DTZ (Dual Time Zone) watch designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht’s Agenhor team. However, it was the Lady Compliquée Winter that stole the show. This watch, which uses the same Agenhor AGH-6901 movement as…

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The world’s first ever women’s watch awards


It seems incredible that the Eve’s Watch Women’s Watch Awards. – the world’s first ever women’s watch awards – are taking place in 2016. Last year, the annual global market for women’s luxury watches was projected to reach $10.3 billion, a 60 per cent increase from 2005, according to Euromonitor, with women’s watches representing approximately 38%…

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