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.

Kaz Mirza( Co-Founder )

Kaz has been collecting watches since 2015, but he’s been fascinated by product design, the Collector’s psychology, and brand marketing his whole life. While sharing the same strong fondness for all things horologically-affordable as Mike (his TBWS partner in crime), Kaz’s collection niche is also focused on vintage Soviet watches as well as watches that feature a unique, but well-designed quirk or visual hook.


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