HUBLOT & FERRARI: The Problem!

MAY 29, 2019

In this ASKTNH Live, Christian and Anna answer your watch-related questions live from Instagram and, as always, someone wins a Tshirt.

Best his/hers watch goals?
Definitely those two diamond Daytonas that John Mayer showed off in his second Talking Watches, which were originally made by a super rich watch geek who wanted matching watches for he and his wife that would not be 100% identical.

Vintage Cartier or Cartier tank solo?
It’s mostly a preference thing, as the modern Tank Solo (especially in quartz) is such an elegant, and incredibly sturdy watch, while the vintage examples have a unique character all their own.

Modern day grail watches?
For Christian, either an 1815 Chronograph by A. Lange & Sohne or a platinum Rolex Day-Date. For Anna, it’s the new for 2019 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with the “Salmon” (which is really more of a champagne) dial.

Explorer 2 or Tudor sub?
The Explorer II is a wonderful watch in nearly every capacity. It’s sporty, while still being relatively versatile. Its complication is useful. And yet, the Tudor Submariner offers some interesting value when it comes to its military provenance and history. They’re also, generally, more expensive now than a vintage Explorer II (with some exceptions for the more desirable references).

A watch you thought would be awesome, but was underwhelming?
Not necessarily underwhelming, but upon graduating from college, Christian tried on a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Tribute to 1931 with the intention of buying it, a watch that is easily one of the best Reverso designs EVER. He tried on the watch, ready to make the purchase, and the lug-to-lug measurement was simply too long for his tiny wrists and it was just wrong for him. Heartbreak is exactly the right word for that experience.

Ferrari’s partnership with Hublot?
Christian absolutely hates this partnership. In his mind, Ferrari is very much a brand that focuses on bold, but equally elegant class and sportiness, which is very much not the vibe that Hublot gives off, a brand that is much bolder and louder.