Rank #1: Keeping Time S3, E1: Michael Vogt, Vogard Watches
Keeping Time is back for a new season!! Our first guest this year is Michael Vogt, formerly Marketing Director for a number of important watch brands turned entrepreneur and the creative genius behind the Vogard watch brand. Listen in as we chat and discover the excitement, passion and challenges that all go with creating a new watch brand, the likes of which had not previously been seen. Today, Michael Vogt's breakthrough watch mechanism is found in a new range of IWC watches following the sale of his patent. This is the first in a new series of podcasts which delve into the challenges presented at every level of the watch industry, from different perspectives. Michael highlights the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of creating an independent watch company. We hope you enjoy hearing Michael's remarkable and honest insight into the heart of the creative side of fine watchmaking.
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Feb 13 2019
Rank #2: Keeping Time #34: Xavier de Roquemaurel, Czapek & Cie
The story of Czapek & Cie is extraordinary: One of the most famous watchmaking names in history has been revived by a small group of passionate entrepreneurial watchmakers and collectors/enthusiasts/investors. Join us as we hear from Czapek & Cie co-founder and CEO, Xavier de Roquemaurel. We discuss the origin and founding of the brand through a unique crowd-funding process resulting in a refreshingly transparent brand, crafted with great care and passion. We will discuss the various partners involved in running the company as well as the supply partners who create the artistry and bring the Czapek vision to life.
With the incredibly short history of the modern brand, the fact that they have introduced 3 distinct collections is extremely impressive. Add to this achievement the superb Tourbillon GMT and it is no wonder that serious collectors are taking note. Chatting with Xavier brings to life the inspiration, partnerships and even some of the technical secrets that go into creating the distinctive dials, cases and movements that carry the famous Czapek & Cie name. We are confident that you will most definitely enjoy this podcast. It was a great pleasure chatting with Xavier and discovering the interesting choices made by the Czapek team and discovering that, like all great art, every piece crafted holds secrets and discoveries.
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Sep 15 2018
Rank #3: Keeping Time #30: Romain Gauthier
Romain Gauthier is considered one of today's finest haute horlogerie craftsmen. Known for impeccable finishing and astoundingly beautiful movements, cases and dials, Romain shares with us his unique approach to watchmaking and his constant quest to improve upon that which is accepted as normal by others. Join us for a fascinating conversation as we explore the passion and creative genius of Romain Gauthier.
Keeping Time aims to bring insightful, natural and unscripted conversation to all who love and appreciate fine watchmaking and all those who contribute to the beauty of this industry.
Jun 16 2018
Rank #4: Keeping Time #8
Keeping Time With Oster Watches, Episode Eight, features Jeremy Oster with guest Merlin Schwertner from NOMOS. NOMOS is a German watch manufacturer, founded by Merlin's father in 1990. The brand has developed an exquisite array of products with in-house movements at truly compelling prices, placing Nomos firmly amongst the leaders in the world of luxury timepieces. Join us as we learn about the brand and how it has become such a coveted watchmaker in todays industry. Since the 1990’s, NOMOS has won over 100 awards for innovation and design. Listen in as we discuss the strategy, culture, history and craftsmanship behind this unique luxury brand. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Sep 22 2016
Rank #5: Keeping Time #16
William Massena joins us for Episode 16 of Keeping Time. Mr Massena has a robust background in the watch industry. In addition to being Managing Director of timezone.com, William is on the control council of the Foundation De La Haute Horlogerie. William is also an important member of the Horological Society of New York and lectures frequently on various topics in the industry. He also moderates the Patek Philippe forum on TimeZone and serves as a jury member for the important GPHG. Listen in as we discuss Baselworld 2017, Williams immense knowledge on the state of the luxury watch industry today, and his roles in some of the most important organizations that serve the watch industry. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Mar 31 2017
Rank #6: Keeping Time #6
Keeping Time With Oster Watches Episode Six features Jeremy Oster with guests Tammy Rockwell and Thierry Collot from Parmigiani Fleurier, USA. Parmigiani is a Swiss watchmaker renown for unsurpassed craftsmanship. In making watches that stand the test of time, Parmigiani incorporates ancient architecture and design theory combined with technical know-how learned through restoration of some of the world's most important watches and clocks. Listen in as we discuss the philosophy, culture and history behind 25 years of the brand as well as learn about the exciting times ahead. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Jul 21 2016
Rank #7: Keeping Time S3, E4: Paul Boutros, Head of Watches for the Americas for Phillips Auctions
It's auction season and Paul Boutros joins us to chat about the upcoming Geneva auction as well as highlights of past auctions and to offer valuable insights into the important world of watch auctions. If you listen very carefully you may even hear co-host Doug's chin hitting the floor at the conclusion of THE Paul Newman Daytona story!
Apr 12 2019
Rank #8: Keeping Time #3
This podcast features Jeremy Oster and Ahmad Shahriar, the regional sales director from Ulysse Nardin. Ulysse Nardin is one of the most famous manufacturers in the luxury watch world, dating back to 1846. With a proud history and fame in Marine navigation, Ulysse Nardin is the recipient of more than 4000 awards from chronometric excellence to technological innovation. This impressive brand is truly a standard for fine craftsmanship. Listen in as we discuss ideas, culture, and history behind the brand as well as the exciting times ahead. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversations about the luxury watch industry.
May 20 2016
Rank #9: Keeping Time #32: Thierry Collot & Michael Pacheco
The "new" Zenith. Our good friend Thierry Collot joins us in his new role as Brand Manager, USA for Zenith Watches. Also joining us in studio is our good friend (and four-time guest!) Michael Pacheco, West Coast Representative for Zenith. Listen in as we chat about all the exciting and positive changes affecting the brand; the culture within the organization as well as the "Biver-effect" and lots more.
Aug 03 2018
Rank #10: Keeping Time #17
Adam Craniotes joins us for Episode 17 of Keeping Time. Mr Craniotes is the CEO and co-founder of the Red Bar Group. The Red Bar Group is an international watch society dedicated to bringing collectors and enthusiasts together in the spirit of the original Red Bar Crew, established in New York City. Join us as we meander through various watch related topics in an engaging conversation with one of the more notable characters of the watch industry. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast featuring Jeremy Oster and Daniel Robbins, dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Apr 15 2017
Rank #11: Keeping Time S3, E7: Roy Davidoff - Vintage Specialist
We are thrilled to welcome Roy Davidoff to the podcast to discuss all things vintage and notably the incredible rise to prominence of the Omega Speedmaster. Roy and his brother, Sacha, operate Davidoff Brothers in Geneva, Switzerland and specialize in procuring rare sports-oriented vintage timepieces of note and prominence. Join us as we discuss Roy's 20+ year history with fine watches and a passion that began at the age of 13. An insightful and highly enjoyable podcast.
Jun 14 2019
Rank #12: Keeping Time S3, E2: Michael Pearson - The return to Bremont!
We are thrilled to welcome Michael back to Keeping Time and back to BREMONT! One week after re-joining Bremont, the brand that Michael helped successfully build in the USA, Michael joins us to discuss where the brand sits today, plans for the future and why he is so happy to be back. Join us as we chat about the challenges and the motivations behind Michael returning to the British brand where Michael built his reputation. This is a highly enjoyable and honest conversation between host Jeremy Oster and Michael Pearson, Head of Business Development for Bremont Watches, USA. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes and share on social media. As always, we welcome your feedback, general communication and suggestions for future guests. Email email@example.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.
Mar 12 2019
Rank #13: Keeping Time S3, E8: Pierre Halimi, Montres Journe USA
We are pleased to welcome industry veteran, Pierre Halimi, to the Keeping Time Podcast. Pierre has been connected with watches for more than 30 years, witnessing and influencing the resurgence of mechanical watches. From writing to retailing to distribution - Pierre has truly done it all. His early writing included an incredible and insightful column entitled 'Time Zone' for the original International Watch Magazine. Pierre owned a retail store in the heart of world-famous Palm Beach, FL. With a desire to distribute, Pierre brought Bell & Ross to America followed by the incredible success of TechnoMarine. However, aligning with Pierre's passion and knowledge came the opportunity to represent a then up-and-coming, talented watchmaker, FP Journe. The rest is history. FP Journe is arguably the most successful, award-winning, Independent Haute Horology brand today. Listen in as we cover a meandering array of topics and tap into Pierre's deep knowledge and passion for all things time-related.
Jul 12 2019
Rank #14: Keeping Time #13
Keeping Time With Oster Watches, Episode thirteen, features Jeremy Oster with Nick English, co-owner of Bremont watches. Nick and his Brother Giles started off with a passion for aviation and engineering. This passion blossomed into a desire to create a luxury watch brand that not only pays homage to aviation and engineering but has also created an opportunity to bring luxury watchmaking back to England. Join us as we get insight into Nick's company and what the future holds for Bremont. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Dec 22 2016
Rank #15: Keeping Time #14
Keeping Time With Jeremy Oster & Daniel Robbins, Episode Fourteen, features the Gronefeld brothers, owners of Gronefeld watches. Tim and his Brother Bart were born into a family tradition of jewelers which spurred their passion for watchmaking. The brothers studied at some of the finest horological schools in the world and went on to gain experience from some very prestigious watch brands before creating their own company. Join us as we get insight into Gronefeld, and the passion behind the brother's tremendous success. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Feb 17 2017
Rank #16: Keeping Time #10
Keeping Time With Oster Watches, Episode Ten, features Jeremy Oster with a fascinating guest, Fiona Kruger. Fiona incorporates the highest level of fashion design mixed with the incredible craftsmanship from elite levels of the watchmaking industry. Starting off in design school and getting experience with brands like Audemars Piguet, Fiona acquired the finesse and know how that has brought success to her brand. Join us as we get a glimpse into Fiona Kruger's company, style, and career. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Nov 15 2016
Rank #17: PREVIEW For Keeping Time #14: The Grönefeld Brothers
This is a preview for Keeping Time episode #14 that will feature The Gronefeld Brothers. Join us for this very short podcast as we touch on SIHH 2017, our very special guest that will be appearing and the giveaway we will be doing with the Horological Brothers. We encourage you to email us questions you would like to ask Bart and Tim Grönefeld. The person with the best question (in our opinion) will win a special gift. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 04 2017
Rank #18: Keeping Time #18
Peter Speake-Marin is truly one of the finer watchmakers in the world. His timepieces evoke a perfect marriage between classic vintage and a more modern aesthetic. Beyond creating his eponymous brand, Speake-Marin, Peter has collaborated as a watchmaker, designer and consultant with many different companies including Harry Winston, MB&F and Maîtres du Temps. We are honored to host Peter as our special guest on the Keeping Time podcast, episode #18.
May 10 2017
Rank #19: Keeping Time #12
Keeping Time With Oster Watches, Episode Twelve, features Jeremy Oster with editor and writer of the watch section of Robb Report Magazine, James Malcolmson. For 40 years, Robb Report magazine has served as the definitive authority for connoisseurs of the good life. The magazine is dedicated to providing extensive knowledge of the rare, luxury goods industry with superb insight into what is happening in the world of fine watchmaking. Join us as James enlightens us with insight and discussion on historical and current topics in the luxury watch industry.
Dec 10 2016
Rank #20: Keeping Time #15
Here is episode 15 of the Keeping Time podcast, due to technical difficulties we were not able to publish this podcast as soon as we would have liked. It is now ready for your enjoyment.
Keeping Time With Jeremy Oster & Daniel Robbins, Episode 15, features the CEO of Ulysse Nardin, Patrik Hoffmann. After the passing of Rolf Schnyder, stewardship of the venerable and innovative Ulysse Nardin passed to Patrik Hoffmann, today's CEO.
Mr Hoffmann has been with the brand for nearly 20 years and is a key component of the immense success enjoyed by Ulysse Nardin, one of the favorite brands of watch collectors all over the world. Listen in as we discuss how Mr Hoffmann continues to shape this brand in the spirit of Rolf Schnyder as well as learning about the exciting new ventures ahead. Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversation about the luxury watch industry.
Mar 11 2017