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aBlogtoWatch Weekly: Questions from the Community, A Recap of New Releases, And Yohann Martinez From Art In Time Monaco


In this episode of aBlogtoWatch Weekly, Rick, Ariel, and David sit down to field some questions from the aBlogtoWatch.com community and discuss their thoughts on the latest new releases from the world of watches. Questions cover everything from an existential crisis resulting from realizing that your watch has too much branding to favorite summer drinks and an IWC watchmaker’s practical uses for a chronograph. Additionally, there have been a number of new releases this week, and the aBlogtoWatch crew offers their initial thoughts on everything from automotive-inspired collaboration pieces like the Michelin x Bamford and Girard-Perregaux x Aston Martin F1 models to whether the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton or the Ressence Type 5 AIT is the better high-tech black and yellow dive watch.

This week’s mystery guest is Yohann Martinez, the Director of Art In Time in Monaco, who briefly stops by the show to talk about the new Ressence Type 5 AIT watch that was created in collaboration with Monaco’s famous watchmaking gallery. While all eleven of the publicly available examples have already been claimed, Yohann reveals how the final one will be sold for charity and why you aren’t likely to take it home unless you are already a supporter of the Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco. Beyond discussing their initial takes on new releases, the aBlogtoWatch trio also digs into the finer points of the fluted bezel and whether or not Rolex even cares that other brands feature this distinctive design element on their watches.



Each week, the editors of the timepiece enthusiast publication aBlogtoWatch.com discuss some of the latest trending topics and hottest new watch stories in the aBlogtoWatch Weekly news podcast program. Listeners can learn more by clicking on any of the links below to view the articles discussed by the aBlogtoWatch crew during the program.

This episode features Ariel, Rick, and David.

In this week’s show:

13:03

Watch Review: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver Titanium Limited Edition

18:08

Bamford London Unveils Limited-Edition Michelin X Bamford B347 Pilot Sport Watch

23:16

Watch Review: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition

28:16

Hands-On: NORQAIN Independence 22 Skeleton Watch

34:32

Ulysse Nardin Unveils The Diver X Skeleton Black Watch

40:49

Ressence Unveils The Type 5 Art In Time Watch

49:35

Hands-On: Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph Watches

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