The Hero Egg

Episode 75

Chris and Jon follow up on a number of topics old and new, including Christian Lass’ new movement, Ferdinand Berthoud’s FB 2RE, fumé dials, the “Faberge Egg” of Octopussy, as well as some new tools Chris has been making.

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Chris and Jon discuss the model making techniques of The Mandalorian, Ferdinand Berthoud’s FB 2RE, and a new project they’re collaborating on.

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Chris and Jon continue their conversation with independent watchmaker, Christian Lass. They dive into more details about his upcoming watch, complex mechanical marvels, and collaborating with his wife, master engraver, Hanne Gleich.

Christian Lass is an independent watchmaker hailing from Denmark. He has worked for the likes of the Danish Royal Family under the tutelage of Søren Andersen, spent several years working with renowned independent watchmaker, Vianney Halter, and served for nearly a decade as the watchmaker responsible for the collection at the Patek Philippe Museum. In part one of our interview with Christian Lass, we discuss some of his early studies, the collection at the Patek Philippe Museum, and his thoughts on handmade watches.

Hacking About

Episode 71

Chris and Jon discuss some new potential camera and video options for watchmakers, specifically in the studio, as well as some follow-up on free-sprung balances.

Simplicity is King

Episode 70

Jon and Chris follow up on a few projects discussed over the last few years, and take a deep dive into the details of free-sprung movements.

Chris and Jon take a deep dive into a few of the open source movement projects online, as well as discuss the business of independent watchmaking.

Chris and Jon discuss Christian Lass’ online Masterclass, Dr Rebecca Struthers’ talk on Fakes and Forgeries, and how Chris uses reference books for inspiration.

Chris and Jon discuss the current reality of holding major conferences virtually, as well as the challenges and importance of sharing knowledge.

Jon and Chris chat about their appearance on Time 4A Pint, along with some follow out from that show.

Chris and Jon discuss new 3D printers, becoming more opinionated in design choices, and virtual pints.

Jon and Chris discuss more outrageous gear ratios and other objects of wonder.

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