Episode 83: Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani Takes Us Behind The Scenes At Bvlgari —

What’s it like to be the man behind a modern legend? Or, in Fabrizio Buonamassa’s case, to be considered a legend oneself while still active in the watchmaking game? Alon peels back the layers of one of the industry’s most fascinating character’s personalities, and tries to get to know the man behind the mission.

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Episode 81: Martin Klocke Brings The Beloved Sherpa Back From The Dead —

The Enicar Sherpa was a classic. For years, it was absent from the modern marketplace, a forgotten gem. One visionary fan of the model sought to change that. Enter Martin Klocke, the owner and leader of Sherpa watches, a legend reborn!

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Thanks to @skillymusic for the theme tune.

The Longines Flagship Heritage Moon-Phase embodies old-school charm

As one of the Swatch Group’s entry-level powerhouses, Longines has a catalog comprising almost every style of contemporary watch you can imagine. Therefore, it is a pleasure to welcome the moon phase complication to the beloved Heritage line.

The biggest brands tend to have their iconic pieces sitting at the center of their collections, the suns around which all other watches orbit. But occasionally, even big brands can end up in a situation where their “best” models are pushed to the fringes,

Introducing the Bucherer × Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium and Ceramic Models

I am a fan of Hublot. That’s not to say I like everything the brand does, but I feel like I “get” the brand, support its mission, and generally look upon its efforts (which is sometimes the nicest way one can describe the physical output of the brand) rather favorably. In my mind, the world would be a poorer place without Hublot, and the watch industry would be duller and more conservative than it is already.

These 30-piece limited Big Bangs are instantly recognizable as Hublot watches but are

Introducing the Junghans Meister Pilot Chronoscope

The name of the dial said “Junghans”. I was sure there must have been some mistake. I checked my watch to see if it was April Fool’s Day. No, it was the middle of October. What was happening? How could this jagged wrist beast possibly be a Junghans? A crisp, clean, butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-its-mouth Junghans?

The Junghans’ designs I’d encountered in the past were the safest of the safe, but this guy… This guy was different. He may have had the same brand name on his face, but he was one bund str

The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Chronometer Celebration, understated excellence

Anyone taking their first steps in the world of watchmaking is effectively a blank canvas. Yes, each individual will arrive at the threshold of our universe with a different level of exposure and forethought, but, frankly, most are empty vessels, just waiting to be filled with the wonder of our world.

Years down the line, the nonsense is stripped away by experience. We revert to a timeless median. There is a reason many men chose to buy their first gold watch at 40 years old. It isn’t just a mi

The Citizen Tsuno Chronograph, celebrating 50 years of an iconic design

Depending on your personal preferences, there are either too many or too few bull-head chronographs on the market. While the design is unequivocally less commercial than the “regular round” chronograph, it does have a special place in the hearts of many chronograph enthusiasts. That is especially true for those that regard the 1970s as the complication’s finest era. Given the unique set of conditions that arose around that time, it is an assertion that would hold weight with many horological sch

FYI: Holy Trinity of Watchmakers

When you first find yourself in the world of watchmaking, it can feel a little bit like falling down a rabbit hole. Many things seem to make no sense, but if it’s any consolation, it can take years before they do. In addition to wrapping your head around the technical side of things, acquainting yourself with the history of the craft, and committing as many brands as you can to memory, you’ll also find yourself learning what amounts to a new dialect. From the outside looking in, it’s a world ful

Episode 79: Mister Enthusiast Phil Toledano Shows Us Where His IG Handle Came From —

Viva Bastardo! Alon is joined by legendary enthusiast Phil Toledano, who shares his passion for collecting, designing, and living with the things that bring us joy. An irreverent and breathlessly energetic interview that is surely not to be missed.

Follow the hosts on Instagram @robnudds and @alonbenjoseph.

Can’t get enough of the TRTS team? Follow its Resident Provocateur @davaucher and Chief Editor Chris Horrocks @thatguyonbass.

Thanks to @skillymusic for the theme tune.

Introducing the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Sport

Relaxed sporty style is the order of the day as Parmigiani Fleurier debuts its Tonda PF Sport line just in time for summer. With two models in a choice of either elegant rose gold or practical steel, Parmigiani joins the upper echelon of sports watch design.

If you’re thinking that Parmigiani Fleurier hasn’t been getting enough attention, I’d be inclined to disagree with you. An entire design overhaul a couple of years ago cleaned up a catalog under the leadership of Guido Terreni. The do-over

The Alpina Heritage Carée Mechanical 140 Years and its unusual calibre

Alpina has been around for almost a century and a half and while its ownership has changed hands and its manufacturing location has migrated all over the watchmaking heartlands, it remains a forward-thinking inspiration of a brand that gets a lot of points for effort even if it can sometimes miss the mark stylistically. A lot has to do with sharing manufacturing with Frederique Constant and being under the umbrella of the Citizen Group.

But what we have here is something very intriguing indeed.

Episode 67: Fashion Watches —

Luxury “Fashion Watches” have much more in common with “real” watches than you might think; why do they not get the same respect?

In the watch community, this description means instant death for a model. In about a second, those two words convey the complete dismissal of, and contempt for, a watch that may have been years in the making.

The ease with which this term is lobbed around is but one of so, so many examples of reflexive “group-think” in our hobby, and the view that there are “fashion

Episode 68: The Tiffany Patek Philippe 5711 Nautilus Is A Disgrace —

I originally posted this text on Reddit soon after the announcement of the Tiffany x Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711. I have reproduced the post below with some very light editing.

This is a long post, the ideas for which have been floating around in my head for years, but have never come together until the announcement of the Patek/Tiffany 5711.

This watch is a disgrace and for the first time in over a decade of watch collecting, a watch has made me feel physically ill. But, we CAN do something

Episode 70: Is The Tudor North Flag The Most Discouraging Watch Ever? —

The Tudor North Flag Is the Most Discouraging Watch of the Last Decade

You hear this quite frequently in certain circles, but personally I’m not a huge fan of this saying. It sounds very deliberate - do A, then B, then sit back for C - but to me it comes across as very circular and seems to be used in reverse by people who have already made it.

The hard truth is that in life, you can do absolutely everything right, take risks, outwork everyone, and still not have the same outcome as someone wh

Episode 72: Hublot May Finally Be Getting The Respect It Deserves —

Hublot May Finally Be Getting the Respect It Deserves

It’s hard to feel bad for Hublot and its CEO Ricardo Guadalupe:
• None As part of LVMH’s Watches & Jewelry group, Hublot contributed to the group’s roughly 10.5 billion euros in revenue over 2022, an 18% reported increase over 2021.
• None In bigger-picture terms, the brand has been around since 1980, no small feat for any company, let alone one launching into a space occupied by incumbents over a century old.
• None On top of that, Hublot’s
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