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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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    • 4.0 • 21 Ratings

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: “EXPENSIVE IS CHEAP, CHEAP IS EXPENSIVE” WITH PATRICK GETREIDE - THE OAK COLLECTION

    SUPERLATIVE: “EXPENSIVE IS CHEAP, CHEAP IS EXPENSIVE” WITH PATRICK GETREIDE - THE OAK COLLECTION

    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 Patrick Getreide, owner of The Oak Collection. The two are in London and sit down together for a casual conversation about their lives around watches, and the incredible Oak Collection. The Oak Collection is a collection of 168 different timepieces of Patricks’ that have been curated into a traveling exhibition, with a potential value of up to 400 million dollars. Ariel and Patrick talk about how his collection came to be over the years, and why vintage Patek Philippe seems to be at the top of his list consistently. They dive into the life of Patrick, and how his personal preferences came to be. Be sure to check out the companion aBlogtoWatch article below that Ariel authored in order to really jump into the story behind The Oak Collection.To stay updated with Patrick and The Oak Collection:- Instagram @The.Oak.Collection - https://www.instagram.com/the.oak.collection/ (https://www.instagram.com/the.oak.collection/)- ABTW Coverage - https://www.ablogtowatch.com/the-oak-collection-of-watches-what-is-it-who-owns-it-why-see-it/ (https://www.ablogtowatch.com/the-oak-collection-of-watches-what-is-it-who-owns-it-why-see-it/)- Website - https://www.oakcollection.watch/ (https://www.oakcollection.watch/)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!

    • 35 min
    SUPERLATIVE: HAVING A JOB THAT IS YOUR HOBBY WITH TIM MOSSO - WATCHBOX

    SUPERLATIVE: HAVING A JOB THAT IS YOUR HOBBY WITH TIM MOSSO - WATCHBOX

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host Ariel Adams is joined again by his long time friend and Watch Specialist & Media Director for Watchbox, Tim Mosso. Starting the show our pair find themselves continuing a conversation about car ownership vs watch ownership, and talking about the luxury space in general being a place for adult play just like motorsports. They dive into how they feel getting to have a career in an industry that is not only a true passion for them, but is also a hobby they actually enjoy as well. The staffing decisions at major companies and how that can affect their overall mission. They give a bit of advice on who to maybe bring into your brand that will add value to it. They talk about auctions and their operations today that affect “market value”.To stay updated with Tim and Watchbox:- Instagram @Tim_mosso - https://www.instagram.com/tim_mosso/ (https://www.instagram.com/tim_mosso/)- Website - https://timmosso.com/ (https://timmosso.com/)- Website - https://www.thewatchbox.com/ (https://www.thewatchbox.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 1 min
    SUPERLATIVE: TALKING WATCH DESIGN WITH SYLVAIN BERNERON - CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT BREITLING

    SUPERLATIVE: TALKING WATCH DESIGN WITH SYLVAIN BERNERON - CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT BREITLING

    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 the Creative Director at Breitling, Sylvain Berneron. To start the show our host Ariel asks Sylvain about some of the unknown complexities in watch design that people may not think of, and how many people may be responsible for the design of just one watch. Can a brand can truly make a smart watch and a traditional watch with both being produced at a certain high level of quality? They dive into the relationship between man and machine, and how the smart watch emergence into the watch industry mirrors innovation in other industries throughout our time. Ariel and Sylvain touch on many topics on the design of luxury watches as they discuss all of the details in watch design today on this weeks episode of Superlative.If you enjoy the show please subscribe, rate, and review! To stay updated with Sylvain and Breitling:- Website - https://www.breitling.com/ (https://www.breitling.com/)- Instagram @Breitling - https://www.instagram.com/breitling/ (https://www.instagram.com/breitling/)- YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/breitling (https://www.youtube.com/breitling)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/)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SUPERLATIVE: NOT TRYING TO HIDE A LUXURY WATCH SECRET WITH JEAN ARNAULT - HEAD OF WATCHES AT LOUIS VUITTON

    SUPERLATIVE: NOT TRYING TO HIDE A LUXURY WATCH SECRET WITH JEAN ARNAULT - HEAD OF WATCHES AT LOUIS VUITTON

    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 the Head of Watches at Louis Vuitton, Jean Arnault. Ariel starts the show asking about the exclusivity and somewhat secrecy behind the brands luxury watches. Jean elaborates on how they are only distributed through their own LV stores, and how he believes they operate in a more artisan way with their smaller team. Our guest is asked about what his goals are for the brand going forward, and how awareness is at the forefront of that. They talk about the luxury smart watch market currently, and while Jean still defends mechanical watches he still believes that a true sports watch today is now a connected watch. Jean goes into what makes their connected watches different, and why creating it all in house is important for them. To round out the end of the episode Jean explains why creating a fun piece with incredible software that works is extremely valuable to the mission, and even though Ariel and Jean both seem to get annoyed with the constant notifications aspect of smart watches, they always seem to turn them off anyways and get to really enjoy the watch itself. To stay updated with Jean and Luis Vuitton Watches:- Website - https://www.louisvuitton.com/ (https://www.louisvuitton.com/)- Instagram @Arnaultjean -https://www.instagram.com/arnaultjean/ (https://www.instagram.com/arnaultjean/)- Instagram @Louisvuitton - https://www.instagram.com/louisvuitton/ (https://www.instagram.com/louisvuitton/)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: BRINGING WATCHMAKING BACK TO BRITISH SOIL WITH NICK ENGLISH CO-FOUNDER OF BREMONT WATCHES

    SUPERLATIVE: BRINGING WATCHMAKING BACK TO BRITISH SOIL WITH NICK ENGLISH CO-FOUNDER OF BREMONT WATCHES

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host Ariel Adams is joined by Nick English, the Co-Founder of Bremont Watches. The pair dive into the culture of image and how personal representation matters in the luxury world, and how important it was for Bremont to be a British brand in addition to being a luxury brand. Ariel asks Nick about his drive behind making watches that have a purpose they are specifically designed for. They chat about why Bremont is focused on being so hands-on with the design and creation of their watches as opposed to outsourcing multiple stages of production, and how aiming to be carbon neutral is important to the brand as well. They talk about the competitive natures between Nick and his brother and Co-Founder Giles, and the different duties that they split between himself and his brother.To stay updated with Nick and Bremont:- Website - https://www.bremont.com/ (https://www.bremont.com/)- Instagram @Bremontwatches - https://www.instagram.com/bremontwatches/ (https://www.instagram.com/bremontwatches/)- Instagram @Bremontnick - https://www.instagram.com/bremontnick/ (https://www.instagram.com/bremontnick/)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 4 min
    SUPERLATIVE: TO BE YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF RULES WITH NICO LEONARD VAN DER HORST OF PRIDE AND PINION WATCH RETAILER

    SUPERLATIVE: TO BE YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF RULES WITH NICO LEONARD VAN DER HORST OF PRIDE AND PINION WATCH RETAILER

    This is Superlative: A Podcast about watches, the people behind them, and the worlds that inspire them. This week our host Ariel Adams is joined by Nico Leonard van der Horst from the Belfast Watch Retailer, “Pride and Pinion”. Ariel asks Nico about being a personality in the watch space today and how that has allowed him to be himself in the eye of the industry. Nico proposes the question “Who has decided the industry has to be as formal as it is today?” They talk about what it was like for him to move to Belfast from The Netherlands, what the watch culture was like there when he got there, and how it has evolved. Ariel asks him to dive into the store “Pride and Pinion” and to talk about developing this company in a city that did not have the biggest watch interest at the time. The evolution of his career as a watch retailer from inception to currently is discussed, and how important the specific curation of the inventory is at Pride and Pinion.To stay updated with Nico and Pride and Pinion:- Website - https://prideandpinion.com/ (https://prideandpinion.com/)- YouTube @Paulwilmotcomm - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXPXfAAo-yV6Y-0PZecwBLw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXPXfAAo-yV6Y-0PZecwBLw)- Instagram @Nicoleonardvanderhorst - https://www.instagram.com/nicoleonardvanderhorst/ (https://www.instagram.com/nicoleonardvanderhorst/)- Instagram @Prideandpinion - https://www.instagram.com/prideandpinion/ (https://www.instagram.com/prideandpinion/)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 3 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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