You Get What You Pay For? We say YES

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Below, you'll find a video that does a fantastic job explaining the differences between what you get for each respective price point in the world of watches.  It's definitely intriguing to know the level of detail is truly unsurpassed as one's spending potential climbs. The three brand explored are NOMOS, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and A. Lange & Söhne.   enJOY:

The Car and Watch "Thing" Explained...

 Image: HODINKEE

Image: HODINKEE

Recently, HODINKEE posted an interview with A. Lange & Söhne CEO, Wilhelm Schmid, from the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este which I found to represent and explain some of the sentiments behind cars, watches, and the mental and emotional attachments we collectors share. At times, I find it difficult to describe the "why" we do what we do to those who don't share these passions, or even understand collecting anything, for that matter.  Rather than copy and past the article, I figured I'd go the old SEO route and link to the interview instead.  enJOY:

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/a-lange-sohne-ceo-wilhelm-schmid-concorso-2018-interview

Quotation

Type A personalities have goal pursuit as default hard wiring. This is excellent for producing achievement, but also anxiety, as you're constantly future focused. I've personally decided that achievement is no more than a passing grade in life. It's a C+ that gets you limping along to the next grade in the right direction. But, for anything more, and certainly for anything approaching happiness, you have to want what you already have which takes perspective...because if you don't want and like what you have, nothing you get will ever make you happy. 

Meditation

During the start of something new: relationships, a new year, a new business, etc., we are able to identify how they make us feel: happy, or excited. However, when we acknowledge our emotions, we primarily do so when they begin, but we rarely acknowledge the end of certain emotions. 

For example: In tough times, we make ourselves aware of when times are tough, but we don't acknowledge the moments and feelings we feel when things get better. Business is very tough at times, and cause and effect would be an understatement of a characterization. We all induce change at some point (again, be it in business, or in our personal lives), and an important component of change exists when we acknowledge all of these states of emotions, whether we're coming into or out of tough times. Take note of the end of your feelings and not just the beginning of them. 

(This message brought as an unpaid expert from Headspace.)

30 Minutes With....Michael DiTullo

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The latest edition of 30 Minutes With... is a bit different as our next subject, Michael DiTullo, graciously invited us into his home, as well!

Name: Michael DiTullo

Occupation: Product Designer

Home: Leucadia, California

First Car: 1987 2-Door Buick Sommerset Regal in Black which he bought from his grandfather for $1.00 

Vehicle Featured: 2015 Audi S3 Quattro. 2.0 liter turbo. 280 horsepower. S tronic DSG transmission. 2013 19" RS4 wheels.

Additional Car: 2001 Audi TT Convertible. 225 horsepower 6-speed manual transmission.  

Cars of Note: 2001 Toyota MR2, 2012 Audi S5

Dream Car: Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

Jon Olsson's 800hp+ Lamborghini Huracan

Jon Olsson made his name known by winning Freestyle Skiing gold medals in the Winter X Games throughout the majority of the beginning of this millennium. After making a switch over to downhill ski racing, he started a daily vlog on YouTube, which leads us to the below video.

You read the title of this blog correctly, and what you'll see below is borderline beyond comprehension.  OUtfitted with a supercharged engine and an Akrapovic exhaust, Olsson itches, scratches and screams through the mountainside streets of Monaco.  Like his passenger, this kind of car can only bring smiles to your face, I'm sure.  Check it out: