Welcome back to another episode of Fratello On Air. This week, we discuss a recent visit to the Swatch Group in the Frankfurt area. We also respond to a listener’s question about the beloved Omega Speedmaster. Enjoy!

Yes, Balazs and I were on the move and managed to visit the Swatch Group offices near Frankfurt. We’ve also received a number of reader questions that we’ll attempt to answer over the next several episodes. Our first question is about the Speedmaster, and it’s a good one.

Handgelenks Kontrolle

We begin our episode with some sneaker talk as Balazs mentions an upcoming re-release of the Nike Huarache that Kobe once wore. Mike mentions the newly announced Yema Urban Field, a cool series of field watches with loads of optionality. Next, we get to the Handgelanks Kontrolle and Balazs is debuting his new Ming 17.09 in burgundy! Mike is wearing his vintage Gruen Ocean Chief on a Forstner Klip bracelet.

Visiting Swatch Group and answering a reader’s question

Our visit to Swatch Group was truly a pleasure. The fine folks in Eschborn shared a number of watches with us from Rado, Hamilton, Tissot, Mido, and more! We share the highlights while remarking that it’s always nice to see watches in person. Finally, we answer a listener’s question about the Omega Speedmaster. The question is simple — what’s the big deal about the Speedmaster anyway?

Thank you for listening and as always, if you have any ideas for future shows, don’t hesitate to contact us!