Video: The Ace List S03E11 Cedric Bellon of Cedric Bellon Watches

Cedric Bellon is one of the most talented and most modest watch designers of our modern day. And, he is a grand advocate of sustainability. That is the reason why Ace Jewelers’ CEO Alon Ben Joseph is a big fan of the person Cedric Bellon and all the watches his partners and him designed in the studio called Bellon & Partners.

Last year Cedric Bellon (finally) ventured out and made his own watch. Not only was it the first wristwatch ever made of recycled steel, but also created with watch start-up Watch Angels – a crowd funding platform for watchmakers. Obviously Alon Ben Joseph became a ‘Watch Angel’ as he supported the round and received a watch from the first batch bearing the Cedric Bellon brand name. He still wears it today.

From a young age Cedric Bellon was fascinated by sciences, nature and crafts. He first studied geology and then laureated in product design at L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique. At the age of 26 he discovered watch design and sent some concepts to Swiss watch brands. Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer and Longines gave him a chance and became his first clients. From then on, he was hooked by horology and made watch design his full-time career in 2005. Cedric is an advocate for sustainability in the watch industry.

This year Cedric launched a second watch it is actually on sale right now with Watch Angels. In this episode the gentlemen discussed Cedric’s evolution as a designer and how he wants to improve sustainability in the watchmaking sector. Plus they had a great news, actually breaking news, as they announced the Ace x CB collab watch that will be presented soon.

Live Season 2: Martina Etti & Thomas Hoehnel of NOMOS Glashütte

Last year we had the honor to sit down with Martina Etti, Head of International Sales of NOMOS Glashütte, for episode 22 of the first season. It’s available to see here: S01E22.

This season Martina will will sit down again with Ace Jewelers’ Alon Ben Joseph and for this episode she has invited her colleague Thomas Hoehnel. Thomas is the product designer for NOMOS Glashütte since 2011. He is the designer of the “Ahoi” and “Tangente Sport” timepieces, plus he is the specialist for straps, bracelets and clasps for this design German brand.

So, this is going to be a fun & technical talk about design and watches. Obviously the sixth Ace x Nomos collab will be discussed as well.


Video: The Ace List S02E06 George Bamford Bamford Watch Department

George Bamford

The Ace List – Live with George Bamford of Bamford Watch Department – S02E06

George Bamford, famed for his contemporary high-end wristwatch customisation company, Bamford Watch Department, sat down with Ace Jewelers’ Alon Ben Joseph to discuss his journey in the watch world. How he started out, why he loves customising both watches and cars so much. And, obviously the collabs made with TAG Heuer, Bulgari, Zenith, Girard-Perregaux and Franck Muller will be discussed as well.