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This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. Spending time with great minds and interesting personalities from the watch community, while talking about things that matter for timepiece enthusiasts. Superlative is a talk show inspired podcast with weekly guests hosted by Ariel Adams and other veteran team members from aBlogtoWatch.com.

Superlative Ariel Adams

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This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. Spending time with great minds and interesting personalities from the watch community, while talking about things that matter for timepiece enthusiasts. Superlative is a talk show inspired podcast with weekly guests hosted by Ariel Adams and other veteran team members from aBlogtoWatch.com.

    SUPERLATIVE: TALKING HUBLOT’S HISTORY AND FUTURE WITH JEAN-FRANCOIS SBERRO

    SUPERLATIVE: TALKING HUBLOT’S HISTORY AND FUTURE WITH JEAN-FRANCOIS SBERRO

     This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Jean-Francois Sberro, the President of Hublot North America. To start the show Ariel asks Jean-Francois to talk about what it was like leading up to the LVMH purchase of Hublot that resulted in his current position there. They discuss the character of the brand at that time, and what the American market means to the luxury world today. Jean-Francois gives us some details and incredible stories from working under Jean-Claude Biver, and why he is so highly regarded in the space. They also go into the importance of marketing for Hublot, and what they previously did in the luxury space that nobody else was doing. To stay updated with Jean-Francois, and Hublot:Instagram - @Hublot_NorthAmerica - https://instagram.com/hublot_northamerica (https://instagram.com/hublot_northamerica/)/Instagram - @Jfsberro - https://instagram.com/jfsberro (https://instagram.com/jfsberro)/Website - https://www.hublot.com/ (https://www.hublot.com/)   To check out the ABTW Shop where you can see our products inspired by our love of Horology:- Shop ABTW - https://store.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://store.ablogtowatch.com/)To keep updated with everything Superlative and aBlogtoWatch, check us out on:- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/ (https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/)- Twitter - https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH (https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH)- Website - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/)If you enjoy the show please Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    SUPERLATIVE: YOU CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH BARRY COHEN

    SUPERLATIVE: YOU CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH BARRY COHEN

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Barry Cohen, Founder of Luminox and the Managing Partner of Time Concepts LLC. To start the show Ariel asks Barry about when and where in his career did he understand the importance of the watch media needing to experience a deeper side of the luxury watch world so they can translate that to their written media? They talk about how Barry got Luminox in Sharper Image, how that impacted Ariel at a young age, and how it all came together to happen. Ariel has Barry explain how he got into the watch industry, and how it may be a bit different for an American to get into the watch industry. They talk about some of Barrys’ favorite watches that he has designs, and where he may have picked up his eye for aesthetics. The two talk about what Barry wanted to do at the time of leaving Luminox, and how that has evolved to his current watch ventures, including Time Concepts LLC and ProTek Watches. To stay updated with Barry, ProTek, and Time Concepts LLC:- Website - https://protekwatch.com/ (https://protekwatch.com/) - Website - https://timeconcepts.net/ (https://timeconcepts.net/) To check out the ABTW Shop where you can see our products inspired by our love of Horology:- Shop ABTW - https://store.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://store.ablogtowatch.com/)To keep updated with everything Superlative and aBlogtoWatch, check us out on:- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/ (https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/)- Twitter - https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH (https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH)- Website - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/)If you enjoy the show please Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    SUPERLATIVE: A WATCHMAKING STORY OF BROTHERHOOD AND SURVIVAL WITH AUTHOR SCOTT LENGA

    SUPERLATIVE: A WATCHMAKING STORY OF BROTHERHOOD AND SURVIVAL WITH AUTHOR SCOTT LENGA

     This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Scott Lenga, Co-Author of “The Watchmakers: A Powerful WW2 Story of Brotherhood, Survival, and Hope Amid the Holocaust”. The two start the show talking about how the book based off his fathers recordings connects with the watch community, and how it brought the interest of watchmaking to his mind. The book tells the story of how Scotts’ father Harry Lenga, and his brothers used their watchmaking skills to survive the Holocaust. Ariel and Scott get into the deeper meaning behind why Scott wanted the world to hear this story, and some of the incredible lessons he learned from his father while working on the story. To stay updated with Scott and his work:- Instagram @Scottlengawriter - https://www.instagram.com/Scottlengawriter/ (https://www.instagram.com/Scottlengawriter/)- LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/scott-lenga-26a526 (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-lenga-26a526)- Website - www.scottlenga.com (http://www.scottlenga.com)Purchase The Watchmakers Book on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Watchmakers-Story-Brotherhood-Survival-Holocaust/dp/0806541911 (https://www.amazon.com/Watchmakers-Story-Brotherhood-Survival-Holocaust/dp/0806541911)Check out the ABTW Shop where you can see our products inspired by our love of Horology:- Shop ABTW - https://store.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://store.ablogtowatch.com/)To keep updated with everything Superlative and aBlogtoWatch, check us out on:- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/ (https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/)- Twitter - https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH (https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH)- Website - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/)If you enjoy the show please Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

    • 58 min
    SUPERLATIVE: BUILDING AN ALTERNATIVE ONLINE WATCH COMMUNITY WITH PIETRO TOMAJER

    SUPERLATIVE: BUILDING AN ALTERNATIVE ONLINE WATCH COMMUNITY WITH PIETRO TOMAJER

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Pietro Tomajer, Co-founder of The Limited Edition online luxury watch store. Pietro talks about how his business model began in 2015 where he gave a place for alternative and underground watch makers to be found. Ariel brings up how he sees a number of watchmakers like Pietro go from working for a major brand, to getting an entrepreneurial spark that leads them to create their own brand or company. The pair dive into industry talk where they discuss seeing eye to eye with brands you work with, and profit margin integrity when reselling watches. Ariel rounds out the show by asks=ing what we can expect next from The Limited Edition and how they are going to grow from where they are currently at. To stay updated with Pietro and The Limited Edition:- Instagram @Thelimitededition.uk - https://www.instagram.com/thelimitededition.uk/ (https://www.instagram.com/thelimitededition.uk/)- Twitter @Limitedandrare - https://twitter.com/limitedandrare (https://twitter.com/limitedandrare)- Website - https://www.thelimitededition.co.uk/ (https://www.thelimitededition.co.uk/)To check out the ABTW Shop where you can see our products inspired by our love of Horology:- Shop ABTW - https://store.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://store.ablogtowatch.com/)To keep updated with everything Superlative and aBlogtoWatch, check us out on:- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/ (https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/)- Twitter - https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH (https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH)- Website - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/)If you enjoy the show please Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SUPERLATIVE: A LIFE OF RACING PORSCHES AND WINNING ROLEX WATCHES WITH PATRICK LONG

    SUPERLATIVE: A LIFE OF RACING PORSCHES AND WINNING ROLEX WATCHES WITH PATRICK LONG

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by professional racing driver Patrick Long. Patrick is also the Co-Founder of Luftgekühlt, a brand and an annual event created as a celebration of air-cooled Porsches. To start the show the two reminisce on their time together during this past years California Millie Race, and what life as an American race car driver for Porsche is like. Ariel and Patrick talk about the physical requirements it can take to be a successful driver that not everybody may consider, and what the joy of winning a Rolex after the 24 hour Le Mans race feels like. They touch on The Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Luftgekühlt Edition that Patrick collaborated with Chopard on, and what the Luftgekühlt brand and event really is about.To stay updated with Patrick and Luftgekühlt:- Instagram @pLmotorsport - https://www.instagram.com/plmotorsport/ (https://www.instagram.com/plmotorsport/)- Twitter @pLmotorsport - https://twitter.com/pLmotorsport (https://twitter.com/pLmotorsport)- Website - https://patricklong.com/ (https://patricklong.com/)- Website - https://luftgekuhlt.com/ (https://luftgekuhlt.com/)To check out the ABTW Shop where you can see our products inspired by our love of Horology:- Shop ABTW - https://store.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://store.ablogtowatch.com/)To keep updated with everything Superlative and aBlogtoWatch, check us out on:- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/ (https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/)- Twitter - https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH (https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH)- Website - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/)If you enjoy the show please Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    SUPERLATIVE: A DOUBLE SHOW SPECIAL WITH GEORGE BAMFORD

    SUPERLATIVE: A DOUBLE SHOW SPECIAL WITH GEORGE BAMFORD

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined for a second time on the show by George Bamford, Founder of the Bamford Watch Department. This episode has a unique format where Ariel and George decided to do two podcasts in one. The first half of the show is George interviewing Ariel, while the second switches back to our normal Superlative format with Ariel asking the questions. They start the show talking about Ariels’ dream watch, the start of aBlogtoWatch, and they dive deep into Ariels’ insight into the industry. As the show migrates more into the Superlative side of things, George talks about how he and Ariel are similar when it comes to being consumed by your interests, and Ariel also asks George the very simple question of, “How do you get the worlds' best luxury brands to make your designs?”. George talks about the time he saw his watch on a passenger on an Airplane, and they talk about what the conversations are like when George presents his designs to brands. To stay updated with George and the Bamford Watch Department:- Instagram @Bamfordwatchdepartment - https://www.instagram.com/bamfordwatchdepartment/ (https://www.instagram.com/bamfordwatchdepartment/)- Instagram @Bamfordldn - https://www.instagram.com/bamfordldn/ (https://www.instagram.com/bamfordldn/)- Website - www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com (http://www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com)- Website - www.bamfordlondon.com (http://www.bamfordlondon.com/) To check out the ABTW Shop where you can see our products inspired by our love of Horology:- Shop ABTW - https://store.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://store.ablogtowatch.com/)To keep updated with everything Superlative and aBlogtoWatch, check us out on:- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/ (https://www.instagram.com/ablogtowatch/)- Twitter - https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH (https://twitter.com/ABLOGTOWATCH)- Website - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/)If you enjoy the show please Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Ariel, host of the podcast, highlights all things watches and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

PDPiper ,

I’ve tried but I just can’t!

It appears to me that over the past decade or so there has been a trend for interviewers to pontificate during their question to their guest/interviewee. Often giving the appearance that they are trying to highlight themselves as opposed to the guest. I as a listener cannot get past this trend any longer. Mr. Adams who seems like a very nice and knowledgeable person is guilty of this so often that I cannot get past it.

Do your listeners a favor and posit an interesting, non self centric question and step back, get out of the way and let your guest run with it. You’ll find you and your listeners will have more opportunity to learn from the interview as opposed to the majority of the interviews being long winded, self important blathering.

Sincerely, I do wish you all the best. Good luck.

Harvey Ito ,

Too much Ariel, irritating , needs to shut up

He keeps interrupting, I was surprised how different Ariel is on this program. He’s suffocating the guest and is a turn off.

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