Although not everyone is the same, it's a pretty safe bet that if someone is a fan of fine vehicles, it's almost certain they are fans of fine watches.
All of the Spies are watch lovers and the official watch sponsor of AutoSpies.com is Bell & Ross.
So when B&R President Carlos Rosillo heard the Spies were coming to Paris for the motor show, the phone rang in San Diego with an invitation to visit their new headquarters.
Full Paris Motor Show Gallery
And by the way, Carlos and the B&R people are huge car fans as well.
Like we said, it's a two way street.
When we first signed the sponsorship deal with Bell & Ross back in the beginning of AutoSpies.com, both of us were relatively unknown.
But since then it's been an astronomical climb to the top for both companies.
I remember when I first lauded the virtues of B&R to my snobby watch fans (you know the ones...Rolex, IWC, Panerai, etc. guys/gals) they looked at me like I had twelve heads and smirked.
Funny thing though when you fast forward a few years, just about ALL of them have a B&R in their collections.
I like to remind them about that a lot! :)
Did you know that B&R is now in the TOP 3 MOST LIKED watch companies on FaceBook today?
That's a great testimony to a company that has produced some ground breaking products like their "Instrument" line patterned after airplane gauges.
And special editions like the "Phantom" series and the amazing Tourbillions.
My personal favorite for everyday wear because I'm always traveling, is the BR01-93 GMT.
I LOVE GMT's and have a lot in my collection.
It was the first time I've ever met the founder/team and my premier visit to the headquarters in Paris.
It was soo cool!
When you walk in the door right in the lobby is the cockpit of a REAL plane! An F-84F-Thunderstreak.
Then I was greeted by the lovely but camera shy Axelle Rogano who took me on the tour and introduced me to the team.
I really enjoyed the fact that they made me feel like part of the family and were very grateful for the hard work of AutoSpies.com showcasing them in a unique and innovative way, in front of the key tastemakers that frequent our site.
These are people who can have anything and are constantly in search of the best.
So take a look at the gallery of shots I took of their headquarters then head to BellRoss.com and check out the latest collections...You KNOW you WANT one!
Bell & Ross. The Official watch sponsor of AutoSpies.com.