Thursday, January 31, 2013

EVO Did 2000 Miles of Daily Business in a Ferrari FF

Harry Metcalfe of EVO finds out how the Ferrari FF can stand his daily business dutys. How does it feel living with one for two weeks and 2000 miles. He even managed to drive it to some mild off-roading and going on a trip to France with four people packed in the car.

The all-wheel drive FF with 660-horsepower "... could use more ground clearance," he says, "but that's an option on this car.". He needs that as a part of his daily routine.

What he didn't like so much were the (many) buttons on the steering wheel.

See for yourself in the next 17 minutes.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SIHH 2013 Roundup: 5 Great New Watches (Watch Wednesday)

There were just too many news surrounding last weeks SIHH in Geneva for me to write about them all. So I decided to do a loose review of some of the watches I liked the most. Maybe I will be able to attempt SIHH next year by myself.

Audemars Piguet Ceramic Royal Oak Diver


(c) Audemars Piguet


  • Reference 15707CE.00.A002CA.01
  • Case: 42 mm by 13.75 mm
  • Titanium glareproofed sapphire crystal caseback
  • 40-jewel self-winding movement, 21,600 vph (3Hz) rate
  • 60-hour power reserve
  • Méga Tapisserie dial with white gold applied hour markers
  • Black rotating inner bezel ring with diving scale
  • Rubber dive strap with titanium buckle
  • Retail price: US$ 21,800 / ~16.200 EUR

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Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38

Especially for women, Breitling has created a 38 mm-diameter chronograph that lends a touch of character to any wrist.

(c) Breitling

  • Reference A4131012 | BC06 | 149A
  • Case: 38 mm
  • Steel or 18K red gold
  • Available in Barenia leather, crocodile leather straps or Ocean Classic Bracelet (steel mesh, steel version only)
  • Retail price: Starting at about 4.625 EUR (Steel case with leather strap)

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Panerai Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Ceramica

(c) Panerai

  • Case:47 mm, black ceramic
  • Bezel: Black ceramic anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals
  • Back: Screw, titanium with special hard black coating
  • Dial: Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock
  • Crystal: Sapphire, made of corundum, 4 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating
  • Water-resistance: 30 bar (~ 300 metres)
  • Strap:  PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal titanium buckle with special hard black coating. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver
  • Retail price: 12.900 EUR

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet


(c) Jaeger-LeCoultre
 

  • Reference 208A570
  • Case: 44 mm
  • Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 metres)
  • Solid engraved caseback
  • Calfskin strap
  • Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 758 housing
  • 65-hour power reserve
  • Retail price: Estimated 10.000 EUR

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Anti-Magnetic


(c) Omega

  • Magnetic resistance: More than 1.5 Tesla (15,000 Gauss)
  • OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8508
  • Available October 2013
  • Retail price: 5'900 CHF / ~ 4.750 EUR

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A Final Statement on YOLO?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

How Not To Get Your Watch Stolen

Some of you might have been ripped of your wallet, phone, watch or something else whilst visiting an overcrowded christmas market, a shopping mall, concert, festival or a conference you've attended.

It's an embarresment but unfortunateley it seems that there's no cure for that. At least unless you get to know some of the human attention flaws a thief or pickpocket might have exploited on you.

So it is important to know how it is all done. The expert pickpocket Apollo Robbins can teach you a lot about this. He calls himself The Gentleman Thief as he always will immediately return what he has just stolen from you. I mean, right now, Wait, where's my watch? Damned, not again...

Watch him explain the principles of his work.



Arial Adams describes Robbins preference for stealing watches in his article How Quickly A Pickpocket Can Steal Your Watch.

Robbins is working as a consultant, entertainer and speaker and had a show at the Ceasar's Palace in Lay Vegas for four years. He also successfully eliminated a pickpocket problem at Treasure Island.

Here's another amazing routine of Robbins:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hodinkee tested the Halios 1000M (DLC) aka "The Puck" (Watch Wednesday)

This is an update to my article "The Puck" Is a Nice Budget Watch - Halios 1000M (Watch Wednesday) where I introduced the Puck.

What still makes the watch so interesting for me was the low retail price of just USD $780 / 615 EUR paired with a distinguished design and professional features. Even though I'm not a diver myself, it's nice to know what your watch could serve you.

(c) Halios Watches Ltd.


Felix Scholz of Hodinkee spent a week with the black faced Halios 1000M DLC, also known as "The Puck" on his wrist. I highly recommend you read his full article at Hodinkee including lots of photos.

Here's a summary of his main points:
- Bold and original design aesthetic
- Feels even bigger than the large 47mm case might already suggest
- Felix really liked the DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) finish
- Overall great quality of the components
- Uncluttered dial
- Comfortably to wear despite it's size
- Noisy Bezel
- Case design may prohibit some strap options

Overall, this watch is a joy to wear. 


(c) Hodinkee



Hands-On with the Halios 1000M DLC (The Puck) from HODINKEE on Vimeo.


Check out halioswatches.com for more information and to buy this watch if you like.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Behind The Scenes of a Bill Murray Photoshooting for GQ

Bill Murray got onto the cover of GQ Magazine. As if that wouldn't be awesome enough, GQ release some behind the scenes footage from the photoshooting for everyone to see.

The Tao of Bill


A video by Fred Woodward

Some additional Footage 

Bill on Style

Bill on Tootsie

Bill on SNL

Bill on Lost In Translation 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Learn How to Excel In Your Carreer By Watching This Sound Engineer's Hard Work

You simply cannot appreciate the power of Autotune and the unbelievably important work of sound engineers enough.

Friday, January 11, 2013

You Can't Unhear Fombys Cover of "In Da Club"

You can't unhear this funny cover of 50 Cents "In Da Club" by Formby.



Salida Productions Present Formby

Written and Performed by Ewan Wardrop
Directed by Ed Hughes

Formby follows George Formby's rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain's biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby as well as the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life. Featuring many of Formby's unique and hilarious songs, brilliantly recreated by Wardrop on the ukulele. It is not only a celebration of a great performer, but a funny, touching, and thoughtful look at the life of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.

Follow @salidaprod on Twitter.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Get a Free Tour Of a Cruise Ship

Get a free tour of a cruise ship and have a little fun.

Ultimate Win/Luck Compilation of 2012

Just when you thought you've seen it all, there comes another great compilation video. Enjoy.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

IWCs Man's Guide to Buying a Watch - Parts 4+5 (Watch Wednesday)

Here are parts four and five of the interesting IWC video series. Part 4 highlights the most iconic timepieces of IWC over the past hundred years, while part 5 provides you with interesting tips on how to take better care of your watch.

In case you missed the series so far, you can still watch Part 1 (What is an IWC movement or calibre), Part 2 (Complications of IWC timepieces) and Part 3 (What style has to do with buying a watch).

Part 4



The videos feature Benjamin Clymer, Editor in Chief of Hodinkee Blog as well as the IWC Schaffhausen forum moderator Michael Friedberg.

Part 5




Are you experienced?

Have you ever experienced any troubles with servicing your vintage IWC or a more modern automatic IWC watch? How about the buying experience in a shop or at a retailer?
Please let me know in the comments!

Look out for the next episodes coming soon.
Read more: www.iwc.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Best-of-2012 Mashup Contest: Part 2

The second contestant in my little Best of 2012 Masup Contest is "Robin Skouteris - PopLove (2012) - Mashup of 24 Artists"




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For full remix album downloads, go to http://www.facebook.com/robinskouterispage?sk=info
Also check https://soundcloud.com/robinskouteris and https://twitter.com/robinskouteris

 

SONGLIST

  1. Kesha - Die Young
  2. Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time
  3. Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
  5. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
  6. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
  7. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
  8. FloRida - Whistle
  9. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
  10. Jessie J - Domino
  11. Mika - Love Today
  12. Psy - Gangnam Style
  13. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  14. Dev - In The Dark
  15. NeYo & Calvin Harris - Let's Go
  16. NeYo - Let Me Love You (Video only)
  17. Rihanna - You Da One
  18. P!nk - Blow Me One Last Kiss
  19. Ellie Goulding - Lights
  20. Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen (Video only)
  21. Lady Gaga - Scheisse
  22. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
  23. Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & MIA - Give Me All Your Luvin'
  24. Kesha - Die Young (Deconstructed Version)
  25. + tiny snippets from:
  26. JLo & Pitbull - Dance Again
  27. Britney Spears - Circus
  28. Train - Hey Soul Sister
  29. Prince - Kiss
  30. Pink - So What
  31. Jessie J - Price Tag
  32. Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight
  33. Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj - Till The World Ends
  34. Christina Aguilera - Your Body

 

Don't forget to send in you suggestions!


I will post my Top 5 favorite 2012 Mashups at the beginning of February 2013, contest is open until January 31st 2013.
Send in your own suggestions via the comment section!

Prize: I just can offer internet fame and a firm handshake if we should ever meet. But that shouldn't stop you from sending in your suggestions

The Making Of Gymkhana 5

The producers of Gymkhana 5 recently pulled the production curtain back a little to give a look at how they created the stunning video footage in San Francisco. It took four full days of filming on set to create the basis of the most succesfull video of the Gymkhana series so far.


Monday, January 7, 2013

The Good Things of 2012

Despite posting mostly fail videos here at Motzenblog, sometimes you can't but spread some inspiring and truly positive stuff.