Episodes
Published 04/11/24
Andy is on the ground at Watches & Wonders in Geneva, and he’s only got one thing on his mind — Cartier. We have a chat about all the latest releases from the Maison, including the Privé Tortue and the Privé Tortue Monopoussoir Chronograph, as well as the newest additions to the Santos de Cartier and Santos-Dumont lines (including the mind-bending Santos-Dumont Rewind ). We even delve into the finer details of jewellery watches, like the Reflection de Cartier and the numerous...
Published 04/11/24
This week’s episode contains more spice than Dune 1 and 2 combined — welcome to the first hot takes episode of 2024. Fuelled by the hottest takes from the OT: discord, Andy and Felix debate some of the most burning (and a few of the most trivial) issues the watch industry faces in 2024. From thought-provoking claims like ‘if Tudor dropped the Snowflake hand they’d be more successful’ and ‘the swing back to big watches is inevitable’ through to less earth-shattering takes like ‘120 bezel...
Published 04/04/24
It’s been a hot minute, but we’re excited to have the one and only Jenni Elle back on the podcast. In case you’re not across her work, Jenni Elle is one of the biggest personalities on watch YouTube and a genuinely lovely person. The big news from Jenni Elle’s side of the world is that she’s had a child, so obviously, we talk about the pros and cons of passing it on to the next generation. In addition to the joys of a baby’s first Patek, we chat with Jenni about Watches & Wonders,...
Published 03/21/24
For the last instalment in the Dubai Files, Felix sits down with Manuel Emch, the creative mind behind the resurgence of Louis Erard, which has evolved over the last few years from a middle-of-the-road value proposition into a powerhouse of collaboration. Enlisting help from people like Alain Silberstein and Konstantin Chaykin has seen Louis Erard become one of the most interesting names in watchmaking at the moment. All thanks to the Emch, a man with a reputation for putting out fires. Felix...
Published 03/07/24
The Dubai Files keep on giving, as this week we’ve got Felix’s chat with Ming Thein, the self-described Supreme Overlord of Horologer Ming, one of the most exciting and prolific young watch brands, who have racked up 62 references in only six years. Felix and Ming spend a lot of time chatting about the incredible new Ming LW.01, which Ming believes is the lightest mechanical watch ever made, coming in at 8.8 grams for the manual and 10.8 grams for the automatic. Beyond this incredible feat,...
Published 02/22/24
LVMH Watch Week, which was recently held in Miami, marks the start fo the flood of new releases for the year, and for our first news episode, we fly through some of the highlights from TAG Heuer, Hublot, Bulgari and Zenith. Of course, LVMH doesn’t have a monopoly on the news, and Piaget’s hype-y new Polo 79 is bringing u80s realness back to the wrist. But all these new releases pale compared to the biggest news story of the last few months, about a woman so cool she doesn’t even need to wear...
Published 02/08/24
This week, Andy flies solo, chatting to Verne Ho, the man behind Watch Studies, which bills itself as the only dedicated tool and resource for watch photography, helping watch lovers to tell better stories about the watches they love. Verne is an experienced photographer and creative director, and we find out how he’s gone from watch-adjacent to full-blown nerd. Before that, Felix and Andy talk a bit about their 2024 plans, and why British spy drama is the best spy drama. Want to talk about...
Published 01/25/24
As Andy and Felix enjoy their summer down under, the Dubai Files continues to deliver. This week Felix chats to Oris Co-CEO Rolf Studer, and it's not your average watch exec interview. Typically, it's a challenge to get a CEO to talk about anything but the watches, but in our chat with Studer, we ended up talking far more about the Enlightenment and philosophy (and how it relates to the business of watches) than is usual. Of course, we did manage to squeeze in some chat about the glorious...
Published 01/11/24
In the last episode of 2023, Andy and Felix — full of festive cheer — look back on the highs and lows of 2023. From the biggest surprise of the year to the trend they wish would go away and the watch they’d actually spend their own hard-earned cash on, Felix and Andy mostly agree on the year that was, and in the end, they rated 2023 a solid 6.5ish out of 10. Want to talk about fantastic field watches? Join our Discord. Show Notes: https://www.otpodcast.com.au/show-notes Bert Kreischer is...
Published 12/28/23
Felix caught up with the effervescent Davide Cerrato at Dubai Watch Week, who’s starting to feel comfortable in the top job at Bremont after six months. Felix and Davide chat about what he’s been up to, but most importantly, what he’s got planned for the next evolution of Bremont. Unfortunately, it sounds like we’ll have to wait until Watches & Wonders 2024 to see just what he’s been cooking up, but if the idea of a Bremont Field Watch tickles your fancy, stay tuned. Before the Bremont...
Published 12/21/23
Jason Heaton, everyone’s favourite diving watch guy, is back! Last time we had the pleasure of Heaton’s dulcet tones in our ears, he was talking about his debut novel Depth Charge. Now he’s back with a brand new novel: Sweetwater. Sweetwater sees the return of Tusker, the marine archaeologist, but now the action is a bit closer to home: the icy waters of Lake Superior. What hasn’t changed, though, is Heaton’s brisk adventure thriller tone, which sees the action coming on thick and fast, with...
Published 12/14/23
Jean-Claude Biver is one of the most important individuals in modern watchmaking, a man with a legendary CV and a long legacy. These days, though, it’s his own name on the dial, and when Felix had a surprise interview at Dubai Watch Week, it was finding out how Biver senior has transitioned from running mega watch groups to working with a small family business. Of course, when you get the chance to chat with someone who’s done it all, you ask the big questions about the future of the watch...
Published 12/07/23
Alan Bloore — better known as Hammer — is a legend in the world of collecting, particularly when it comes to Panerai. He’s been collecting watches since the 1980s, and, in a few days, Hammer’s watch collection is going under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York. Hammer is selling because, in his own words, “it’s time to get my affairs in order.” We talk about Hammer’s lifelong love of watches, Panerai and the Paneristi forum, as a maritime accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury and the...
Published 11/30/23
Felix is back from sunny Dubai, and he’s got plenty of tales to tell. Andy and Felix debrief about the latest edition of this regional watch show with an ever-increasing international reach. From some absolutely wild wrist-spotting to even wilder weather, there’s a lot going on at DWW, and that’s before we get to the formal programming and watch releases. Andy takes a shine to the slimmer new Streamliner from Moser, and Felix chats about the non-watch release moments of the week that stood...
Published 11/23/23
Happy mid-November, everyone! We’re slowly winding our way towards the end of the year, so we thought we’d check in and catch up with all the happenings and drama in the world of horology. Because make no mistake, there are happenings and drama a-plenty at the moment. Patek Philippe released a watch with a face on it, Andy almost bought a Greubel Forsey, and we have some thoughts about the GPHG winners. Finally, the Timepiece Gentleman faces jail time, as the FBI has arrested Anthony Farrer,...
Published 11/16/23
Worn & Wound has always had a clear point of difference from other watch websites, and Senior Editor Zach Kazan is one of the team who’s making sure that Worn & Wound maintains a strong editorial voice. We chat to Zach about how his taste in watches has evolved from clean classics to incorporating funkier options like Worn & Wound’s recent laser tag-inspired Zodiac collaboration. Beyond watches, we also chat to Zach about the wonderful world of modern cinema, getting his take on...
Published 11/02/23
Felix and Andy catch up on what’s been happening on and off the wrist. We chat through the latest watch releases from TAG Heuer and Nomos, as well as ID Genève’s sustainable mission and new celebrity backer in the form of Leo DiCaprio. On top of that, Andy talks us through corporate shenanigans, according to Ms Tweed. Felix talks about the persistently bubbling drama that is Only Watch. There are also some new Artem straps out, which are as flexible as they are fantastic. On top of that, Andy...
Published 10/19/23
Today, we chat with Sylvain Berneron, a talented watch designer who — unusually for the Swiss watch industry — has dual responsibilities. He’s in charge of design at Breitling, spending his days working on the latest evolutions of some of the most iconic sports chronographs ever made. On top of that, he’s also the founder of his own watch brand, Berneron, which has debuted the impressive, elegant Mirage, a shaped watch with a shaped movement that challenges many of the established conventions...
Published 10/12/23
Any episode of OT: featuring one of the Collective Horology gang is a guaranteed good time, and today’s chat with Asher Rapkin is no exception. Ostensibly, Asher is on to talk about his latest release, an impressive, alternate history take on a Minerva monopusher. But even before we talk about what makes the watch stand out, we take a long and meandering trip through the industry's state, collectors' habits, and (naturally) Lou Bega.  Looking for hot drops and crop tops? Join our Discord. ...
Published 10/05/23
Today we chat to Tom from Belgium, who you may well recognise from his Instagram account @bowlofsalmon. Tom is a talented photographer and enthusiastic collector who combines both with great effect. Tom talks about his journey from wedding photography to commercial watch photography and the brands that have been supportive along the way, brands like Studio Underd0g. We also chat about the impressive Christopher Ward Bel Canto, the latest from Cartier, Tudor and more. Looking for hot drops...
Published 09/21/23
We’ve finally made it, the big two zero zero. To celebrate, Andy and Felix ate some face cake off mic and then got down to the serious business of watch news. Felix chats about his recent jaunt to Sydney to check out IWC’s Big Pilot Roadshow, then Andy puts on his bowling shirt, heats up the gabagool and talks about watch spotting in Sopranos. Then, some speculation about the (now not rumoured) Blancpain x Swatch Fifty Fathoms (sadly not called the Swifty Swathoms), and they discuss the...
Published 09/07/23
Double trouble today with Lewis Heath and Imogen Ayres, who you might know as founder and founding team member of anOrdain — but if you’re hoping for an in-depth chat on enamel, you’ll be disappointed. Instead, we’re talking about Paulin Watches, a Scottish brand that anOrdain has recently acquired and has big plans for. Heath and Ayres explain how Paulin’s more design-focused, accessible identity means that the brand has more scope for experimentation than the anOrdain, with its...
Published 08/24/23
Today’s episode comes straight from our secure audio archive — a short and razor-sharp chat with Zenith CEO Julien Tornare, recorded in the last days of Watches & Wonders. Felix chats with Julien about how he solved the problem of the brand being more famous for its movements than the name on the dial, how the brand went hyperactive during the pandemic, and what that momentum means for the future. We also chat about the art of choosing an ambassador and how the new Pilots watches redefine...
Published 08/17/23
Linde Werdelin, founded in 2002, is one of the pioneers of the modern independent watch scene, with a modern aesthetic and distinctive look, full of interesting angles and broad facets. Andy speaks to Jorn about the development of the brand, how the watch industry has changed over the years, and evolving a distinctive design language. Before that, Felix and Andy talk about Adam Levine’s watch collection, the idea of ‘generic rich guy style’ and Bremont squadron watches over at Watches of...
Published 08/10/23