Fratello On Air: Balazs And Mike Talk Longines Along With An RJ Interview
We’re back with another episode of Fratello On Air. This time, Balazs and Mike discuss Longines. This is an episode where we cover some of our favorite models and play an interview that RJ had with Giuseppe Maccio, the head of product at Longines. Enjoy it!
It’s been a couple of weeks since Balazs and Mike have come together due to travel and life in general. Here they are, though, talking about one of the most iconic brands in history — Longines.
Before coming to Longines, it’s time to hit the Handgelenks Kontrolle. Mike goes first with the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 and brings a twist. He has chosen to add the Forstner Model J, and the results are positive. Balazs shares his Angelus 215, which has recently been on a weeklong trip to Switzerland. Good for him for wearing this classic on the road!
We then move on to some news that is actually specific to Longines. Last week, the new Ultra-Chron debuted as a 43mm diver with a 36,000vph automatic movement. This is an impressive watch, and we like the direction that the brand is headed in. Then, we move on to the main topic and begin to name our favorite pieces. We discuss:
• The Admiral — an interesting early ‘70s collection that reminds us of the Omega Dynamic
• The Big Indian ref 6111 — an amazing ‘50s military piece that measures a daunting 44mm
We then cut to the interview between RJ and Giuseppe. Then, it’s back to a couple more of our favorites.
• The Nonius Chronograph with the Valjoux 72
• Finally, the Weems watches with their innovative bezels used for flight navigation
We hope you enjoyed this episode on Longines. Thanks for listening and if you have ideas for future shows, feel free to let us know!