Radio 2020 Year In Review
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As 2020 comes to a nearby, it feels truly odd to say that this year has been “acceptable” in any important way. In any case, we chose to locate the splendid spots and to commend them as opposed to harp on the more hand-wringing parts of the most recent a year. In view of that, we have an amazing pair of sections for you this week that unload precisely how 2020 affects the watch world, both present moment and long term.
First up, I plunk down with Danny and James to pick our #1 watches of 2020. Yet rather than go with the typical classes like “best complication” and “best dress watch,” we’ve chosen to separate multi step by step, choosing our #1 drops from each. Considering there was a timeframe in March and early April when we really couldn’t say whether we’d get any new watches whatsoever this year, the last harvest is quite remarkable. From carbon jumpers to exemplary chronographs to ceramic skeletons , this year truly had everything. Toward the end, every one of us crowns our top pick for watch of the year, so you’ll unquestionably need to stay for that too.
After that, we zoom out a smidgen as I plunk down with Cole, Jack, and Jon to get a large scale take a gander at what the enduring impacts of 2020 will be on the watch world. In particular, we talk about the advancing career expo scene and what it can enlighten us concerning more extensive patterns in the business. Will HourUniverse (some time ago Baselworld) occur in Basel? What does an advanced Watches & Wonders look like with a time of preparation? Will Rolex and Patek show their new watches anyplace? With 2021’s timetable still in motion and a blend of advanced and in-person occasions as of now on the schedule, just something single is without a doubt: The new typical won’t look anything like the old normal.
Finally, I need to by and by wish all of you perusing this a cheerful new year – I can hardly wait to show you what we have available for you on HODINKEE Radio in 2021. It will be incredible.
We trust you appreciate Episode 118 of HODINKEE Radio. We will be requiring off the main week in January, so this extra-long scene should hold you over up to that point. Make certain to look at the show notes, and let us understand your opinion in the comments below.
(5:40) Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster Caliber 321 ‘Ed White’ In Stainless Steel
(6:00) Introducing: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar China Limited Edition
(9:30) Hands-On: Three Seiko 55th Anniversary Dive Watches
(10:15) Introducing: The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition
(12:42) Introducing: The MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT (Now Without Diamonds!)
(14:00) Introducing: The Grand Seiko SBGW251, SBGW252, SBGW253 (Exclusive Live Pics & Pricing)
(15:30) Introducing: The Hamilton PSR, Two Personal Takes On A Reborn Space-Age Classic (Live Pics And Pricing)
(19:25) Introducing: The Seiko SPB151 and SPB153 ‘Chief Willard’ Prospex Models
(20:25) Introducing: The New IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 And 42
(21:30) A Week On The Wrist: The Seiko Prospex SPB143
(21:40) Hands-On: The Sinn U50
(24:00) Hands-On: The Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition
(25:50) Introducing: The Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin With Diamond Indexes In Platinum (15206PT) Or Rose Gold (15207OR)
(28:00) Hands-On: The Zenith Chronomaster Revival ‘Shadow’
(30:00) Introducing: The Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Models
(33:00) Hands-On: The Longines Spirit Automatic 40mm
(34:30) Hands-On: The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight ‘Naval force Blue’
(39:00) Introducing: The Rolex Submariner Ref. 124060, A 41mm No-Date Sub With An Upgraded Movement (Live Pics & Pricing)
(40:10) Introducing: The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 With New Colorful Dials
(42:15) Introducing: The Patek Philippe Ref. 7234G-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time
(44:30) Introducing: Did A. Lange & Söhne Just Drop The Ultimate Tuxedo Watch?
(45:15) Introducing: The Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA (Live Pics & Pricing)
(46:00) Introducing: The Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary
(48:00) Grand Seiko
(48:30) Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary
(50:15) Introducing: Four New Additions To The IWC Pilot’s Top Gun Collection
(51:45) In-Depth: The Aquastar Deepstar Resurfaces
(53:38) The Breitling Chronomat 36mm And 32mm Models
(56:50) In-Depth: How Audemars Piguet Made Black Ceramic The Hottest Material In Watchmaking
(1:01:00) The Final Ten Dufour Simplicity twentieth Anniversary Allotments To Be Decided By Lottery
(1:01:15) The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC Limited Edition for HODINKEE