There’s something I feel you should know about our personal ‘top 10’ videos: Andrew and I don’t share what’s on our lists with each other. Sure, we drop broad hints, but this video is genuinely the first time Andrew’s hearing my list in full. The surprise, and the guesses, are real. And even though it’s a little surprising that Andrew didn’t guess my choices — I mean, I went to absolutely zero effort to hide my unashamed love for that Rolex Daytona, for example — the real surprise was that we had only one duplicate watch in the whole 10.
You know what else is real about this video? The extreme fatigue that comes on the last day of Baselworld. We filmed this just prior to our final day of appointments, and I was coming off a week of roughly four hours a night sleep, so things started getting a little silly. And aside from the general watch-induced mania (particular apologies to Nomos), there’s a few symptoms of this fatigue, namely Marcus and my shared obsession with 1982’s finest film, and one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Not sure what I’m on about (not that I blame you)? Well, here’s a hint: Do you like our owl?