Ep. #173: Watches and Wonders: Winners, Losers, and Horological War Crimes

By: Kaz Mirza

Watches & Wonders 2020 has come and gone and now it’s time for Kaz and Mike to run through some of their favorite releases. We’ve seen what is definitely a first as organizations pivot to fully virtual events. But, was the experience all that valuable or different for watch enthusiasts around the world?

Our Thoughts:

Likes

  • Piaget – Altiplano Tourbillion
  • Piaget – Altiplano ultimate concept
  • Vacheron Constantin – Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin
  • Vacheron Constantin -Les Cabinotiers Astronomical Striking Grand Complication – Ode to Music
    • 19 complications, 8mm thick, complications on both sides
  • H. Moser – Streamliner Flyback Automatic Chronograph
    • incredible braveness to have such a reserved dial – well executed case and bracelet (elegantly unrefined and pleasing)
    • automatic rotor between dial and movement!
    • central register flyback chrono
  • Baume & Mercier – Baumatic 10548
    • Moonphase, day/date counter
  • JLC – Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication
    • minute repeater and celestial vault complications
  • Montblanc – 1858 geosphere
    • Titanium case, and BOR bracelet!

Dislikes

  • Rebellion Timepieces – Predators S
    • The worst thing to happen ever
    • Those who wear this are clearly predisposed to predating on children
  • Baume & Mercier Hamtpon
    • No reason to exist, not distinctive enough as an art deco piece
  • Piaget Limelight Gala
    • No horological merit for me and their advertising is counter-productive to their supposed impetus for the piece
    • Saying your watch is designed with the spirit of female empowerment and female creativity but then cutting to multiple images of cleavage and plunging necklines is counterproductive and toxic
  • Cartier – Tank Asymetrique
    • Someone at Cartier is allergic to right angles
  • Everything Panerai – Are Skrillex and Gatorade doing Panerai’s videos?

Show Notes:
https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/
https://www.watchesandwonders.com/?lang=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYQaOUB10IM – Piaget video we discussed. The part we discussed the most starts around 25 seconds.

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