Talking Watches With William Massena

It was when he was chief operating officer of Antiquorum that I first met William – introduced by a mutual friend – and to say I was intimidated would be an understatement. This imposing, well-educated, bi-lingual true connoisseur had built quite a reputation for himself as the enforcer of Timezone – almost the true-life watch […]

Talking Watches With Eric Singer

When you walk into Eric Singer’s Hollywood home, you know right away that he’s a watch guy. Immediately you see LeCoultre travel clocks and Heuer race timers on his shelves, Lange and Vacheron catalogs scattered across his tables. You also see gold and platinum records on the wall. This is Talking Watches with KISS drummer […]

Talking Watches With José Bautista

José Bautista crushes baseballs for a living. In 2010, the former part-time player exploded on the scene for the Toronto Blue Jays with a Major League-leading 54 home runs. He hasn’t slowed down since; over the past six seasons, he has hit the most home runs in baseball. (Bautista finished the recently completed 2015 season […]

Talking Watches With Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward’s Icon 4×4’s are built from the ground up, keeping the vintage styling that we all love so much in the early Ford Broncos and Toyota FJ’s, but now they are carbon coated, and feature absolutely cutting-edge technology. Icon makes just a handful of trucks per year – now with a waiting list over […]

Talking Watches With Tony Fadell

The name Tony Fadell doesn’t ring as loud as some others when discussing kings of Silicon Valley – Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg – but to those who know, Tony Fadell is already an icon of engineering, entrepreneurship, and product design. It was Fadell who, in the 1990s, worked diligently to build the concept […]

Talking Watches With Jason Singer

Over my time in watches, I have been lucky enough to become acquainted with some truly great scholars and collectors. The greatest scholars – the folks that lead our study and interpretation of collectible watches – are often quiet, reserved people who do what they do because they love and want to understand watches for […]

Talking Watches With Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose co-founded Digg in his early twenties, and went on to become a staple of the original dot com era. Since, he’s become a storied angel investor, placing capital into the likes of companies that I think might really be onto something – companies like Twitter, Square, Uber, and Facebook. His track record as […]

Talking Watches With Andre Iguodala

This is the summer of Andre Iguodala. The 31-year-old small forward for the Golden State Warriors is fresh off winning the MVP of this year’s NBA finals. He’s flying all over the world talking to artists and designers, presenting at the ESPY Awards, and becoming the king of New York Men’s Fashion Week. In between […]

Talking Watches With Phil Toledano

You don’t meet people like Phil Toledano often. In fact, I can’t say I’ve ever met someone quite like Phil Toledano, ever. By name, you might think he’s a working-class guy from Jersey. He’s not. Born in London to a French-Moroccan mother and American father – an artist himself – Toledano is a conceptual artist […]

Talking Watches With Alfredo Paramico

There is a small handful of vintage watch collectors in this world that can truly be called “market-makers.” John Goldberger is one of them. Another is the 45-year-old, tan-skinned, silver-haired gentleman you are about to meet. Alfredo Paramico is a true insider, and has long been considered one of the top watch buyers on the […]

Talking Watches With John Goldberger

John Goldberger doesn’t play in the NBA (though, in his younger years, he could dunk a basketball — I’ve seen proof). He hasn’t won a Grammy, nor has he dated Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, or Katy Perry (that we know of), but even if he had, he wouldn’t talk about it. What John Goldberger is […]

Talking Watches With Pras

If you were growing up in the mid ’90s like I was, there were a few albums that transcended any form of genre or culture to become part of something bigger – part of life. The Score was one of those albums. The Fugees, consisting of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel, went on […]

Talking Watches With Eric Ku

Eric Ku is one of the good guys. Actually, he’s one of the best guys. Eric is a long-time vintage Rolex dealer of the highest order. He’s the type of guy who can find you the $1,000,000 Albino 6263, the type of guy who can make a watch good with a simple blessing. Eric Ku […]

Talking Watches With Jean-Claude Biver

Today we’re talking with Jean-Claude Biver. If you don’t know who Mr. Biver is, I’ll tell you. He’s the current director of timepieces for the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) group. That means he oversees not only Hublot, which he bought, built, sold, and then directed as CEO until early 2012, but also Zenith (from […]

Talking Watches With Brad Farmerie

Welcome to episode 18 of Talking Watches. Today we’re sitting down with Brad Farmerie, the executive chef behind several of the hottest New York City eateries right now. After honing his craft in London in the 1990s, Farmerie returned to the U.S. in 2003 to open Public Restaurant, which would earn the coveted Michelin Star […]